|Zeiss Touit 32mm - Pizza, North Burleigh Heads, Queensland [Click image to enlarge]|
There may be a bit of heresy in this, but once in awhile, there's a reason to choose Epson's Hot Press Natural printing paper for a reason other than its image reproduction qualities — HPN is tough.
HPN is not a coated paper, so it's hard to scratch or injure. And there are those times when I want to be able to hand out great looking prints without handling them (or expecting them to be handled) with kid gloves.
Yes, it might be that an image would look better on a coated paper that accommodates photo black ink. But none of that matters if the print won't make it back home with the person to whom I've given it.