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FINE ART DIGITAL PRINTING PAPER GUIDE

Below is a guide to the fine art digital printing papers that we regularly stock. We’ve chosen these papers because they offer a broad range of surfaces and thicknesses for printing photographs and other fine artwork, and have been tested by us with years of printing for artists, galleries, and museums. We also list what sizes they are available in, along with what types of images we recommend printing on each paper.

Fine Art Matte

Matte papers are excellent for reproductions of paintings and 2d artwork, as well as photography that has a textural quality. These luxurious thick cotton papers are reminiscent of watercolor papers, and have no gloss whatsoever. Their surface textures range from smooth to coarsely textured.

 

  • Epson Hot Press Bright
  • Epson Cold Press Bright
  • Moab Entrada 300 BW
  • Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth
  • Hahnemuhle William Turner
  • Canson Edition Etching 310

Fine Art Baryta

Fine art baryta papers are commonly used for printing photographic images and rarely used for artwork reproductions unless a semi-gloss surface is preferred. They are made from luxurious thick cotton and have a semi-gloss surface. These papers are reminiscent of the double-weight fiber papers used in the black and white darkroom. 

 

  • Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta
  • Hahnemuhle FineArt Satin Baryta
  • Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic
  • Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique II

Photo Papers

We recommend only printing photography on our photo papers. They have resin-coated bases with smooth semimatte satin, pearly or glossy surface (much like a traditional chromogenic print), but with the superior archival performance of an archival pigment print.

  • Premium Semimatte
  • Premium Glossy
  • Moab Slickrock Metallic 300

Canvas

Printing on canvas is a unique way to display artwork reproductions or photos with illustrative qualities. These prints offer a clear and intimate presentation without glass between your artwork and your audience. Our canvas is a UV-laminated for archival longevity, and has a semi-gloss finish.

 

  • Stretched to 0.75″
  • Stretched to 1.5″
Epson Hot Press Bright

Epson Hot Press Bright (smooth matte) is 100% cotton, archival, and has a lovely ultrasmooth surface. It prints gorgeous saturated colors with the deepest velvety blacks of all matte papers. Its quality is often compared favorably with Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 & Photo Rag Ultrasmooth, but part of what we and so many of our clients love about this paper is its comparative affordability. Up to 60″ by any length.

Epson Cold Press Bright

Epson Cold Press Bright (textured watercolor matte) is 100% cotton, archival, and has a lovely textured surface. Holds a lot of ink and is one of the few textured papers available in 60″ width rolls. Up to 60″ by any length.

Moab Entrada 300 BW

Moab Entrada 300 BW (smooth matte) is 100% cotton, archival, and has a lightly textured surface. A great alternative to the Epson Hot Press Bright which has had some availability problems during the pandemic. It’s also similar to the Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 paper but with a brighter white point.

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth (smooth matte) is a 100% cotton, 305gsm, archival paper with an incredibly smooth surface. It looks just as silky as it feels, and is often used for reproduction of artworks originally created on smooth papers. Up to 60” wide by any length.

Hahnemuhle William Turner

Hahnemuhle William Turner (textured watercolor matte) is a mould-made 325gsm fine art paper with distinctive finish. It is the most textured paper we offer, and most commonly used for fine artwork reproductions. Up to 44″ wide by any length.

Canson Edition Etching 310

Canson Edition Etching (textured watercolor matte) offers a smooth texture, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers. It’s one of the whiter papers available, and has a hint of  organic texture. Prints available up to 60″ by any length.

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta (semi-gloss baryta) is our favorite choice for photographic printing. Cotton base, smooth semigloss finish, OBA-free natural color base. Prints up to 60″ wide.

Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta Satin

Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta Satin (Satin Baryta) has natural whites, deep blacks, and a silky smooth surface. 300 gsm, 100% a-cellulose, OBA free.  Up to 44″ wide.

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic (metallic semi-gloss baryta) is a silvery-shimmering FineArt inkjet paper with a specially formulated inkjet coating for Fine Art use. The natural white cotton paper contains no optical brighteners and has the characteristic Photo Rag® surface structure and sumptuous feel. Photo Rag® Metallic features a special silvery-shimmering gloss surface finish. 

Canson Infinity Bartya Photographique II

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique II (smooth baryta) boasts crisp whites, deep blacks, and a very smooth (but not super glossy) surface. The paper is 310 gsm and prints up to 50″ wide.

Premium Semimatte

Premium Semimatte (photo paper)is a RC (resin-coated, plastic base) paper with a satin low-gloss finish that is very similar in surface to Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper. Essentially, this is an inkjet version of traditional photo lab paper, but has a thicker (260gsm) base, broader color gamut, and better archival performance. Premium Semimatte has excellent color gamut and dMax (deep blacks). Best for photographs, not recommended for artwork reproductions, paintings or digital illustrations.

Premium Glossy

Premium Glossy (photo paper) is a RC (resin-coated, plastic base) paper with a glossy finish that is very similar in surface to Fuji Crystal Archive Gloss paper, but has a thicker (260gsm) base. This is our go-to paper when you want a very glossy finish, or require a smooth surface for face mounting to acrylic. Premium Glossy has excellent color gamut and dMax (deep blacks). Best for photographs, never used for artwork reproductions or digital illustrations.

Moab Slickrock Metallic 300

Moab Slickrock Metallic 300 (photo paper) is a pearly photo paper with a three-dimensional quality to its finish. This 260 gsm paper is perfect for everyday photo prints with a high-gloss twist. Prints up to 44″ wide.

Canvas

We can print on canvas up to 60″, and stretch to .75″ or heavy duty 1.5″. Your canvas can also be delivered unstretched, which we recommend for particularly large artworks.

Click “Upload and Order Prints” to upload your jpegs or tiffs (up to 100mb) for printing. Our upload to print tool will also calculate custom sizes, quantity discounts, as well as preview frame options!