Would the quality of the Moab papers with correct profiles downloaded from Moab for my printer be equal or better than the Epson papers??? Any inside on Moab papers would be appreciated! Thanks Robert
I have used Moab papers extensively with my Epson 4000, both with Moab-supplied profiles and more recently, using ImagePrint and its Moab profiles. I use Kayenta Photo Matte 205gsm for "everyday" stuff, as it's less expensive than the others (alpha cellulose rather than cotton rag); and Entrada in both the Bright (optical brighteners) and Natural (none) and in both 190gsm and 300gsm weights, for exhibition or portfolio prints. Aside from Arches Infinity (heinously expensive) they are my favorite papers.
Only caveat, and I'm not sure it's exclusive to Moab, is that you should give the papers a good brushing with a draftsman's brush before printing, to dislodge any loose flakes on the papers' surface before ink is applied, lest white spots occur. This problem has cropped up from time to time with Moab papers; I haven't been too much troubled by it.
I think you'd find them, and their profiles, every bit as good as Epson papers. No doubt someone here will disagree!