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Papers The Pros Love


ANW CRESTWOOD
“As a digital and hybrid process photographer, I frequently use Innova for my work. Innova Smooth Cotton Bright White, 315 gsm is a beautifully produced fine art paper capable of tonal transitions that feel more like traditionally crafted fine darkroom prints than those made in the digital realm. It is truly an artist’s paper.”
www.stephenschaub.com

©Stephen M. Schaub


CALUMET
“I use Brilliant Supreme Glossy inkjet paper for my 13”x19” portfolio and sample prints. In addition to excellent color, I find it gives me more acuity than other papers and for a much better price point.”
www.bartharris.com

©Bart Harris


CRANE
"As owner of a small country studio near Newport, Rhode Island, I have come to rely on Crane & Company to supply Museo Digital Art Paper for my fine art, commercial, and portrait printing. With each assignment, I offer a sample card to the client, and the response has been overwhelming. My note card business has become a strong profit center because my clients appreciate the quality and recognize the company name. I appreciate the ease of printing, the texture and feel of the paper. I consider the Crane technical staff a partner in my small business."
www.corbettphotography.net
©John Corbett


EPSON
©Greg Gorman


HAHNEMÜHLE
“As a landscape photographer, I strive to capture the fine balance between artistry and technology. Hahnemühle became my paper of choice when I needed to print panoramics that were the culmination of a four-year project. Hahnemühle William Turner 310 gsm paper gave the textured look I wanted and provided a rich palette of colors that brought to life the essential truths of landscape and light. Their papers also yield zero dot gain, which is critical, especially when images need to show the greatest depth of field.”
anm1@rogers.com

©Arnold Machtinger


HEWLETT-PACKARD
"HP’s Premium Satin Plus paper has a number of qualities that appeal to me. It feels robust and has a look and texture that grabs people’s attention as soon as they pick up a print. It has a vibrant color palette, with great contrast, and clarity. A photographer I print for noticed an increase in the sale of his images since we started running his editions on this paper. Black-and-white images, such as “The Singer,” shown here, have excellent dynamic range and no color cast.” Quote by David Saffir
www.davidsaffir.com

©David Saffir


ICI IMAGEDATA
“I have been using ICI ImageData Olmec papers for exhibition for some years. I have found that the 230gsm Matt photo paper in particular is extremely good for this purpose. With its matt finish there are no reflections and the color reproduction is nothing short of magnificent. All the reds, greens, blues, and yellows are well saturated without being either garish or over stated. There are no brassy or ghosting effects in the deep blacks and the contrast is spot on. The ability of this paper to record the finest snippets of information is extremely useful with every little detail faithfully reproduced. The overall effect is of a picture that looks very real. The young people in this image were recruited by the Red Cross for around £1-50 [UK pounds] a day and are shown doing a marvelous job of clearing up the terrible carnage left by the tsunami.”
www.truefocus.co.uk

©Nicky Lewin


KONICA MINOLTA
"Konica Minolta’s Professional and Premium Inkjet Photo Glossy Papers have helped me deliver the highest quality images to my wedding and portrait clients for two years. They provide vibrant colors and superior whites—perfect for portraits. And the extra-heavy paper is very durable for a much longer print life—an important benefit to my customers. And for me, it’s helpful to work with a paper that dries instantly, is smudge proof and water-resistant."
www.patkenphotographer.com

©Doug Gordon


LYSON
“Lyson’s 320 Darkroom Gloss paper and its new Daylight Darkroom black-and-white system is the closest I found to getting a silver gelatin print from a digital system—even better. Looks like the old Kodabromides I used to print years ago. It’s got great D-Max, shadow, detail, contrast and the paper weight is very good, not thin and wimpy. I use Lyson’s 310 Standard Fire Art paper with Lyson’s CavePaint and Fotonic inks, and Epson’s UltraChrome. It has nice texture, good weight, and the colors are vibrant. It reproduces the way you want it to, delivering the image that’s on screen and in your head.”
www.alsatterwhite.com

©Al Satterwhite


MOAB
“I strive to represent the contemplative spirit of human nature in my photographs. That feeling shines through in the prints I produce with Entrada Fine Art paper. This dual-sided, 100 percent cotton rag paper prints with incredible detail and tonality. The color palette of my photos is pale so I need a paper to enhance their natural vibrancy. Entrada allows the colors in my prints to pop without looking too saturated. I recently chose the double-sided 13x19 paper to create a new portfolio presentation and found it very easy to work with. It’s also acid-free, water resistant, and permits instant drying.”
www.lisemetzger.com

©Lise Metzger


MOHAWK
“The new 100 lb. cover Mohawk Color Copy 98 is the closest thing to the look and feel of high-end commercial offset printing. The results amazed me. The highlights, which I attribute to the brightness of the paper, work really well. They hold a lot of detail and still appear bright. As a commercial photographer, I see numerous applications for this paper: portfolio and presentation prints are a natural, but what really excites me is the ability to print small-run custom promotional pieces on paper that has the look and feel of a great offset paper.”
www.scottvansicklin.com

©Scott VanSicklin


RED RIVER
“There is no other communication as special and sincere as a custom-designed greeting card. Your own personal art work is even more special when it is printed on the right card stock. My favorites are Red River’s new linen Texture, Aurora Art II, the 65 lb. Premium Matte, and the new 62 lb. Greenpix, a recycled paper. I like the quality and feel of the paper when I handle it. It comes pre-scored, which saves me time when I am printing a large order. Picking the right card stock puts the best finishing touch on the creative gift.”
www.heleneglassman.com

©Helene Glassman


STIHL
“Anything that makes my work easier is very welcome in my life. When I tested this new SIHL canvas, it was love at first sight. I ran a small piece through my Epson 9600 printer with UltraChrome inks and what I saw was just about perfect. I do not have a RIP, so I print directly from Photoshop. My settings are simple: 1440 dpi, textured fine art paper color or B/W. What I see is what I get. I like that. Because I have to protect the prints, I apply a clear coating; otherwise, I would leave them uncoated. SIHL has an ideal texture and a velvet look and the deepest blacks of all the canvases I’ve tried. Furthermore, because it is a 100 percent cotton canvas, stretching (I do my own) is a dream. There are many good canvases out there, but for me this one is the best, by far.”
www.gallianiproductions.com
©Eduardo Galliani



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Photographers can choose from an extensive range of media options when it comes to outputting their images—B&W and color darkroom, inkjet, and dye-sub selections. The elegant suffiency includes white film; metallic; watercolor, canvas, velvet, and pearl surfaces; fiber-base; resin-coated; thermal; and dye-sublimation media.

ANW CRESTWOOD

"As a digital and hybrid process photographer, I frequently use Innova for my work. Innova Smooth Cotton Bright White, 315 gsm is a beautifully produced fine art paper capable of tonal transitions that feel more like traditionally crafted fine darkroom prints than those made in the digital realm. It is truly an artist’s paper."

Stephen M. Schaub
www.stephenschaub.com

CALUMET

"I use Brilliant Supreme Glossy inkjet paper for my 13"x19" portfolio and sample prints. In addition to excellent color, I find it gives me more acuity than other papers and for a much better price point."

Bart Harris
www.bartharris.com

CRANE

"As owner of a small country studio near Newport, Rhode Island, I have come to rely on Crane & Company to supply Museo Digital Art Paper for my fine art, commercial, and portrait printing. With each assignment, I offer a sample card to the client, and the response has been overwhelming. My note card business has become a strong profit center because my clients appreciate the quality and recognize the company name. I appreciate the ease of printing, the texture and feel of the paper. I consider the Crane technical staff a partner in my small business."

COMPANY
Agfa
www.agfa.com

Paper Name
Multicontrast Premium (RC)

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
multicontrast papers - grades 0-5; glossy & semi-matte; sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Multicontrast Classic (FB)

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
single & double weight, multicontrast papers - grades of 0-5; glossy & matte; sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Agfacolor Professional Portrait

Type
color darkroom

Description
renders colors & skin tones correctly; glossy, matte & luster; sheets, rolls

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COMPANY
Bergger
www.bergger.com

Paper Name
High Definition PN32

Type
inkjet

Description
100% cotton rag paper; smooth surface; sheets

Paper Name
High Definition PN33

Type
inkjet

Description
100% cotton rag paper; textured surface; sheets

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COMPANY
Canon
www.usa.canon.com

Paper Name
Photo Paper Pro

Type
inkjet

Description
16.3 lbs; super high-gloss; sheets

Paper Name
Photo Paper Plus Glossy

Type
inkjet

Description
10.5 mil, 17.9 lbs; glossy; sheets

Paper Name
Canon Matte Photo Paper

Type
inkjet

Description
8.5 mil, 11.3 lbs; matte; sheets

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COMPANY
Calumet
www.calumetphoto.com

Paper Name
Brilliant Supreme Matte

Type
inkjet

Description
230 gsm, 9.5 mil, compatible with dye & pigment inks, sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Brilliant Supreme Lustre

Type
inkjet

Description
270 gsm, 10 mil, compatible with dye & pigment inks, sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Brilliant Supreme Glossy

Type
inkjet

Description
270 gsm, 10 mil, compatible with dye & pigment inks, sheets, rolls

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COMPANY
Canson/Arches Infinity
www.archesinfinity.com

Paper Name
Arches Infinity

Type
inkjet

Description
dye & pigment inks; 100% cotton, acid & lignin free; textured finish; sheets, rolls
dye and pigment inks; 100% cotton, acid & lignin free; smooth finish

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COMPANY
Crane/Museo
www.crane.com

Paper Name
Museo

Type
inkjet

Description
250 gsm & 365 gsm, 100% cotton using pH-neutral artesian well water; sheets

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COMPANY
Epson
www.epson.com

Paper Name
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper

Type
inkjet

Description
smooth surface, dye & pigment inks, 100% cotton rag, acid free; sheets in 3 weights

Paper Name
Premium Double-Sided Photo Paper

Type
inkjet

Description
dye & pigment inks, RC coating; low-gloss finish; sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper

Type
inkjet

Description
260 gsm, 100% cotton rag, dye & pigment inks; matte finish; sheets, rolls

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COMPANY
Ferrania
www.ferraniait.com

Paper Name
Perma Pix with PerDura Technology

Type
inkjet

Description
280 gsm, micropourous, dye & pigment inks; sheets

Paper Name
Professional Imaging Film

Type
inkjet

Description
high gloss film, 120 gsm film; sheets

Paper Name
Artist Cotton Canvas

Type
inkjet

Description
thick canvas cloth, 350 gsm canvas; sheets

Paper Name
Professional Glossy Photo Paper

Type
inkjet

Description
micropourous, 260 gsm, dye & pigment inks, sheets

Paper Name
Professional Satin Photo Paper

Type
inkjet

Description
micropourous, 260 gsm, dye & pigment inks, sheets

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COMPANY
Foma
email: info@omegasatter.com

Paper Name
Fomaspeed Variant III MG

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
brilliant whites, for use with digital (minilab) printers; glossy, lustre & matte; sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Fomatone MG

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
more accurate whites, saturated colors, improved stability, easier to handle; sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Fomatone MG Classic

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
more accurate whites, saturated colors, improved stability, easier to handle; sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Fomatone MG Classic Chamois

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
glossy and matte surfaces; proprietary paper for Fujifilm Pictrography printers; rolls

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COMPANY
Forte
www.forte-photo.com

Paper Name
PPHS

Type
inkjet

Description
dye & pigment inks, 270 gsm; satin surface; sheets

Paper Name
PPHG

Type
inkjet

Description
dye & pigment inks, 270 gsm; glossy; sheets

Paper Name
Fortespeed

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
medium weight, fixed grade RC papers; smooth, pearl & silk surfaces; sheets

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COMPANY
Fotospeed
www.fotospeed.com

Paper Name
Tapestry

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
triple-weight, fiber-based paper, warm tone, fixed grade; texture surface; sheets

Paper Name
RCVC Oyster

Type
B&W darkroom

Description
RC paper, warm tone, variable contrast: grades 0-5; oyster surface; sheets

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COMPANY
Fujifilm
www.fujifilm.com

Paper Name
Crystal Archive Type One

Type
color darkroom

Description
brilliant whites, for use with digital (minilab) printers; glossy, lustre & matte; sheets, rolls

Paper Name
Crystal Archive Pro Super Type C

Type
color darkroom

Description
more accurate whites, saturated colors, improved stability, easier to handle; sheets, rolls

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