Did you know there are so many different types of photographic print paper?
Not just your Lustre, Gloss or Matte….
…..And they can make your photographs look amazing!
Known as Giclée Fine Art prints, they all come with distinctive textures, thickness and as a result, provide stunningly different print finishes. Some can flatten an image, while others shine and make the colours really pop. They are very tactile to touch and retain tonality and most importantly, are printed to last.
Quality and Longevity
I’ve been exploring recently which fine art printing paper would suit my clients. It’s very important for me to create prints that will last as long as possible. Capturing special moments, I don’t want to give my client a beautiful memory for their wall, for it to fade in three years. So, I’ve been experimenting with a selection of quality fine art photographic papers, to see which provides the most exceptional finish, that matches my work, but also my clients will love!
I teamed up with the professional printers lab Loxley Colour, who are experts in printing high quality on photographic paper. They’ve been established for 30 years and all their products are handcrafted. I really like them, and I can trust them to create beautiful products for my clients, using the highest quality of materials, using the latest industry-leading technology.
Giclée Fine Art prints
Having looked at the quality, finish and texture, the prints I chose to test where:
- Hahnemühle fine art pearl 285gsm
- Fujifilm art photo rag 300gsm
- and fine art cotton 215gsm
(The GSM is the paper thickness – the higher the number, the thicker the paper.)
They provide great printing results!
I was quite taken back at the colour, quality, texture and feel of the prints. Absolutely outstanding. My favourite was the Hahnemühle fine art pearl, which will be my first choice in the future, when clients ask for mounted prints. The other two coming in a close second. I’m really excited to go forward and will use these print papers from now on!