A smooth surfaced paper created by pressing a finished sheet of paper through hot cylinders (calender) is known as hot pressed. Hot pressing results in a smoother surface than cold pressing which flattens but leaves a slight texture.
Hot pressed papers are often used by artists who want fine detail whether using pen, pencil, or paint. The medium flows more smoothly across the paper. Hot pressed papers are good for photographic quality prints whether glossy or matte.
Also Known As: hot press
Alternate Spellings: hot-pressed