The difference between paper is huge!

There are many manufacturers, but some large, the Epson, Canson and Hahnemühle. Canson has been producing paper in the 450 year. Artists such as Degas, Ingres, Picasso, Matisse and Warhol also used paper from Canson.

A fine fine-art paper, high-class gets the best out of a good picture. Ideally, you do not have glass in front. Then, remove the nice properties of the paper or canvasduken.

My favorites are:

Canson Baryta Photographique 310 g
Baryta Photographique an excellent choice with topnotch properties with very high Dmax ** and high resolution. Semi-gloss surface with a fine structure. Coated with true Baryta (16g stock barium sulphate) reminiscent enjoying traditional silver print paper. That old-fashioned paper. It smells even a little fix it. 100% alpha-cellulose, ISO 9706 and acid-free. Water resistant and durable right. Not 100% white in the base so your prints have a beautiful little warm tone. Perfect for “real” black / white prints, but also suitable for color.

Canson Rag Photographique 310 g *
Rag Photographique has an extra smooth surface that gives the paper a very pleasant velvet texture. One of the highest Dmax ** for this type of oxygen-free paper with no optical brighteners. 100 % cotton Art- and paper are classified museum. The paper has an exceptional smooth white tone thanks to the addition of natural minerals, developed to meet the need of fine art papers and longevity of digital printing. Rag Photographique is museeklassat. This paper also provides the highest achievable Dmax ** (black tone) available on the market. Suitable for printing art design and photography, both black / white as color. Also available in duplex 210 g for printing photo books and portfolios.

  • 100 % stock
  • Dries instantly
  • Water resistant
  • Contains no optical brighteners
  • Meets the requirements of life posed by museums and galleries. Complies with ISO 9706.
  • Internationally buffered to avoid gas fade and maximize the conservation of your prints.
  • Acid free certification

Canson Edition Etching Rag 310 g *
Museeklassat artist paper with smooth texture reminiscent of authentic etching- and graphic paper. The paper has the finest white tone available on the market and reproduces deep black prints with excellent image sharpness and optimum color graduation. Suitable for pressures of detail work, color photographs, landscapes and black / white portraits. The same properties that Rag Photographique but with more structure. The surface can be a little more forgiving.

  • 100 % stock
  • Dries instantly
  • Water resistant
  • Contains no optical brighteners
  • Meets the requirements of life posed by museums and galleries. Complies with ISO 9706.
  • Internationally buffered to avoid gas fade and maximize the conservation of your prints.
  • Acid free certification

Canson PhotoArt HD Canvas 390 g *
Canvas with clean, white tone of artist quality. Free from optical brighteners (OBA-free). Designed for professionals who demand a product for the production of images with precision and very high-resolution. The canvas has an unsurpassed water resistance and is easy to tighten and fit. Handles archiving and contains no added brighteners. The cloth surface is developed for image printing with high resolution. The matte finish gives no reflections, does not yellow or crack over time. Suitable for reproduction of the portrait, Art, photographs and Giclee.

  • Ideal for use with pigmented inks
  • Water resistant
  • Produces vibrant images with magnificent color scale
  • Magnificent ** Dmax and image articulation
  • Contains no optical brighteners
  • Can readily be tensioned and fitted

 

Good and cheap paper:

Canson Premium Photo Satin Resin Coated 270 g is an acid free artist paper made from alpha cellulose, with structured polyethylene and a microporous surface layer. The paper has been designed to comply with the highest standards for longevity. The paper coating resembles ordinary photochemical paper traditionally associated with barytamarknaden. Reproduce fotografiers soft reflections. Suitable for both black / white and color photographs.

  • Dries quickly
  • Water resistant and durable
  • Color resistant for maximum conservation of your prints
  • Complies with ISO 9706, meet lifetime requirements set by museums and galleries

Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper 250 g
Premium Semi gloss Photo Paper (250) has a perfect balance of finish and surface and is a print paper provides exhibition marketable quality. This instant drying paper produces vivid, genuine imaging - both portrait and landscape images that can also be reproduced with traditional printing silverhalidmedia.

Premium Semi-Gloss Photo Paper delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproduction appearance. Resin coated on 265 micron gives prints a photographic feel, and keeps the paper cockle.

  • Widest color gamut for vivid color reproduction
  • Paper with a resin coating for vibrant photo printing
  • Semi-gloss surface
  • Quick-drying for easy handling
  • Thickness of 265 microns for photographic stability, long-life


Epson Enhanced Matte Paper
190 g
Fantastic paper considering the price. Smooth matte finish and bright white base. The wide color gamut produces astonishing, quick-drying color printing, good black.

For photographers who want a matte surface, Epson Enhanced Matte Paper is the ideal choice. This bright white paper is perfect for images that do not require gloss. It produces highly saturated images, highlight and shadow detail retained in a wonderful way.


Life Expectancy

Durability with Epson's original UltraChrome HDR inks and paper quality is very good. It takes between 50 and 200 year, depending on how the image is framed, assembled and stored before noticeable color change occurs.

 

* These paper / canvas prints are Digigraphie Certified

** Dmax describes the darkest black (measured as optical density) that a printer can produce a paper or can perform.