May 30, 2017

New Fine Art Papers and Sizes


 

Richard loves fine art prints because they have super-vivid colors, impeccable print quality, a high-end artistic feel, and the power to last for generations to come. So, we wanted to provide you with 1) more diversity in your fine art paper surface options, and 2) the ability to print fine art prints up to 60"x120". WOWZA!

We've kept two of your favorites, Canson BFK Rives and Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, and replaced our other stocks with five new selections from Canson, Innova, and Moab! Now, let’s find the paper that’s right for you (and don't forget to get your hands on a Paper Sample Pack so you can see them all in person):


CANSON BFK RIVES

  • Color: White
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • Texture: Lightly Textured
  • Finish: Matte
  • Weight (indicates density): 308 gsm
  • Thickness: 0.51 mm
  • Fun Fact: One of Richard’s best sellers! This paper is mould made (mimicking a handmade paper), giving it superior surface stability; it also contains no optical brightening agents.
  • Best For: Prints that will be handled often (extra strength due to mould-made production) and fine art images that pair with the paper’s unique artisan character & pulpy texture.
     

CANSON INFINITY BARYTA PRESTIGE

  • Color: Bright White
  • Materials: Cotton and alpha-cellulose, barium sulfate coating
  • Texture: Smooth
  • Finish: Glossy
  • Weight (indicates density): 340 gsm
  • Thickness: 0.37 mm
  • Fun Fact: Barium sulfate gives this paper an extra-white tone base, but Canson found a way to make it less reflective than most baryta papers.
  • Best For: Images that require the look and feel of a traditional darkroom print because of its heavyweight feel, with deep blacks and a wide color gamut.
     

CANSON INFINITY EDITION ETCHING RAG

  • Color: White
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • Texture: Slight Grain
  • Finish: Matte
  • Weight (indicates density): 310 gsm
  • Thickness: 0.48 mm
  • Fun Fact: This paper has major historical significance in the printmaking world, and it's reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers!
  • Best For: Images with lots of detail! This paper has excellent image sharpness and an unusually surprising white-point without the use of optical brightening agents. Also great when you are looking for a luxurious fine-art feel without a strong watercolor-paper texture.
     

CANSON INFINITY PLATINE FIBRE RAG

  • Color: White
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • Texture: Slight Grain
  • Finish: Satin
  • Weight (indicates density): 305 gsm
  • Thickness: 0.41 mm
  • Fun Fact: This stock was once a traditional darkroom paper that now uses microporous coating to make it usable for digital printing. 
  • Best For: Black & white imagery; this paper displays deep blacks and greytones exceptionally well. Also great for prints you want to pass on for ages, because it has incredible archival performance.
     

HAHNEMÜHLE PHOTO RAG

  • Color: White
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • Texture: Lightly Textured
  • Finish: Matte
  • Weight (indicates density): 308 gsm
  • Thickness: 0.48 mm
  • Fun Fact: One of Richard’s best sellers! This paper uses a limited amount of optical brighteners to ensure color consistency in the product.
  • Best For: Fine art images that pair with the paper’s artisan character & pulpy texture.
     

INNOVA FABRIANO PRINTMAKING RAG

  • Color: Natural White
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • Texture: Lightly Textured
  • Finish: Matte
  • Weight (indicates density): 310 gsm
  • Thickness: 0.56 mm
  • Fun Fact: Featuring a mould-made base dating back to the 13th century, this is one of the oldest, most renowned papers in Europe, used by the printmaking masters!
  • Best For: Prints that will be handled often (extra strength due to mould-made production, weight, and thickness) and fine art images that pair with the paper’s unique artisan character & pulpy texture.
     

MOAB JUNIPER BARYTA RAG

  • Color: Natural White
  • Materials: 100% cotton, barium sulfate coating
  • Texture: Slight Grain
  • Finish: Glossy
  • Weights: 308 gsm
  • Thickness: 0.51 mm
  • Fun Fact: The only true baryta paper that's made in the USA, this stock offers a unique texture and warmer tone base.
  • Best For: Shadowy images that need to maintian detail! This paper has the density of a traditional fiber-based darkroom paper. Great for images that require natural white highlights and warm blacks.

 

For those of you that were using one of our stocks that has been discontinued, don't worry—we've got you covered (but, we always recommend checking them out for yourself with a Paper Sample Pack!):
 

If you liked Canson Rag Photographique, try...

  • Canson Edition Etching Rag, which is made by the same experts at Canson, and also features a smooth white tone, sensual feel, intense blacks, and a similar density. The biggest difference is its slightly stronger grain texture.
  • Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, which is also a 100% cotton rag paper, has a sensual feel, and similar weight. The biggest difference is its slightly stronger grain texture.

If you liked Hahnemuhle Bamboo, try...

  • Canson Edition Etching Rag, which also features a smooth surface with light texture and a similar thickness. The biggest difference is it's pure white tone base.

If you liked Arista Heavyweight Bright White, try...

  • Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige, which is also a heavyweight paper with an extra smooth surface. The biggest difference is the glossy finish.

If you liked Moab Entrada Rag, try...

  • Canson Edition Etching Rag, which also has a matte finish with the slightest grain, is thick, and has excellent image sharpness. The biggest difference is that it's a denser paper.
  • Moab Juniper Baryta Rag, which also has a slight grain surface and similar thickness. The biggest difference is the glossy finish. 

 

 

 

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