The judging panel is made up of independent professional photographers who pick the top spot in the Hot One Award categories, which also include Cameras, Digital Storage Media, Lighting Equipment, Lenses, Inkjet Printers, Software and more.
"The winners of the 2014 Hot One Awards are a unique group of products and services, representing some impressive innovation in everything from lens technology to software to inkjet papers," said Jeff Kent, Hot One Awards editor for Professional Photographer. "The spirit of innovation is what makes this competition interesting year in, year out. This year's winners are certainly carrying on that tradition and providing professional photographers with fantastic new tools for their businesses."
This year's Matte Paper category winner, KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Matte / 230g, is a versatile photo paper with a smooth, neutral-white matte finish that can be used for fine-art and photo reproductions and high-end décor for consumer and commercial applications.
The matte photo paper also offers photographers and print shops a smoother, hassle-free print workflow with an instant-dry coating resistant to smudging and fingerprints on an acid-free base for prints that last.