Types of Paper

When it's time to order a print of your new effect, the type of print you order can make a huge difference, do you you want a poster or a print, what's the difference, what are my choices?

The chart below gives you a good idea of the different characteristics different types of prints tend to display. A deeper explanation of the chart is found in the video further below. Also review the variety of paper you can choose from when you order giclee prints under the video.

Why we recommend Giclee Prints - Art effect are graphic in nature, and look more natural when printed, not developed, meaning giclee

The chart below gives you a good idea of the different characteristics different types of prints tend to display. A deeper explanation of the chart is found in the video further below. Also review the variety of paper you can choose from when you order giclee prints under the video.

One of the highlights of giclee prints is the ability to use almost any paper you wish, and with that in mind, when you order a giclee print through your gallery, you'll be able to choose from any of 7 types of paper.

Below, we've put together a little help to guide your choice:

BFK Rives - (visit site) The world’s #1 mould-made (mimics hand made paper) traditional printmaking paper, with more than 500 years of history and heritage. It’s made of 100% cotton, has a cushiony, lightly textured with a slight matte finish, and contains no optical brightening agents. Strength and quality.
Type: Fine Art Paper | Weight: 300 gsm | Thickness: 0.51 mm
Sheen: slight matte | Texture: light texture

 

Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige - (visit site) An acid-free paper made with alpha-cellulose (wood) and cotton. A barium sulphate coating provides and extra white tone base. A super-smooth, glossy finish, true bright white. Excellent durability, image sharpness, black density, and wide color gamut. It's not overly thick but does have a heavy weight feel similar to a true dark room print.
Type: Photo/Poster Paper | Weight: 340 gsm | Thickness: 0.37 mm
Sheen: glossy | Texture: super-smooth

 

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag - (visit site) A smooth matte, 100% cotton paper with a unique slight grain that’s ideal for detailed imagery. The purest white tone base on the market with no optical brighteners. Deep blacks, excellent image sharpness, & optimum color graduation. Gives an artisan feel without being overly textured.
Type: Fine Art Paper | Weight: 310 gsm | Thickness: 0.48 mm
Sheen: matte | Texture: smooth

 

Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag - (visit site) 100% cotton paper with the latest microporous coating provides a unique smooth satiny finish with a slight texture. Achieves a true pure-white tone base with no optical brighteners to maintain longevity. Extremely intense blacks and exceptional grey tones. Perfect for black and white images.
Type: Photo/Poster Paper | Weight: 305 gsm | Thickness: 0.41mm
Sheen: satin | Texture: microporous smooth

 

Hahnemühle Photo Rag - (visit site) The most popular paper chosen by photographers, this softly textured paper (100% cotton) is versatile and displays impressive pictorial depth. Features a matte surface with a limited amount of optical brightener to ensure product consistency, known for its archival performance. A pulpy artisan style.
Type: Fine Art Paper | Weight: 308 gsm | Thickness: 0.48mm
Sheen: matte | Texture: pulpy soft texture

 

Innova Fabriano Printmaking Rag - (visit site) Thick creamy white, 100% cotton rag paper that is mould made (mimicking a handmade paper). Features a matte finish and light soft-grain texture, free of acid and optical brighteners for longevity. Traditionally the oldest & most renowned paper in Europe dating back to the late 13th Century. Great color gamut and black density, luxurious.
Type: Fine Art Paper | Weight: 310 gsm | Thickness: 0.56 mm
Sheen: matte | Texture: soft, linen like grain

 

Moab Juniper Baryta Rag - (visit site) A 100% cotton paper, made in the USA! With the density of a traditional darkroom paper, it holds detail in shadows. Features a slight fiber grain texture with a semi-gloss finish. Barium sulfate coating keeps paper a bright, natural white with warm blacks.
Type: Photo/Poster Paper | Weight: 305 gsm | Thickness: 0.41 mm
Sheen: semi-gloss | Texture: slight fiber grain
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