Selection of Fine Art Giclée Printing Papers & Canvases

Fine Art Giclée Printing Papers & Canvases

Here at The Artist’s Print Room we stock the widest range of Hahnemühle and Canson fine art giclée printing papers & canvases in the UK, for artists, photographers, illustrators, galleries & museums.

Sometimes “which fine art giclée printing paper would you like” can be much more of a daunting question than some may realise! With so many options available, which do you select? Smooth surface? Oh, what about textured though? So many options to consider – and you thought the hard bit was over when you took your incredible photograph or created your amazing piece of artwork! But what is fine art paper? How is it different to just standard copier paper? Well, it is normally made with cotton (although it’s composition can vary of natural fibres), it’s acid free (guaranteeing longevity, which is vital to your print).  It’s not artificially bleached, and the surface of these giclée printing papers are specifically designed for receiving high quality inks and pigments. Additionally, most of these giclée printing papers are much heavier than your standard printing papers, with weights up to 500gsm+!

Typically giclée printing papers can be separated into different categories, smooth, textured or gloss/satin.

It may feel like there are too many options available when it comes to selecting giclée printing papers, here we give you a rundown of the options we have available, all guaranteed to the highest quality to give you perfect prints every time. If you would like any further advice on selecting giclée printing papers or canvases, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

OUR MATT GICLÉE PRINTING PAPERS
Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350gsm (Textured Matte Finish)

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The Museum Etching paper is a mould-made, 100% cotton paper with a textured, matt finish. The paper is acid free, with a natural white tone and guarantees archival standards. The etching paper features a distinct textured surface. With its premium matt inkjet coating the Museum Etching giclée printing paper meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness whilst also preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper. The surface is similar to an etching paper, which makes it ideal for reproducing traditional etching prints.

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Hahnemühle William Turner 310gsm (Textured Matt Finish)

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The William Turner paper has a “cold pressed” surface texture and as above is a mould-made, 100% cotton paper and acid free. There is a natural white tone to this paper and it makes an ideal solution for reproductions of traditional artworks and for outstanding and expressive photography reproductions. If you’re looking for a heavily textured fine art matte giclée printing paper William Turner is an excellent choice. The coating also offers a very high level of water resistance.

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Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm (Smooth Finish)

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This special paper from Hahnemühle is made from 90% bamboo fibre, 10% cotton and has a smooth surface finish. Acid free with a beautiful warm white tone, this is the first fine art inkjet paper to be made from bamboo fibres. With its tone, this paper is well suited to warm toned colours and monochrome prints. The paper gives an incredible colour gamut as well as high colour density. Additionally, this paper is more environmentally friendly than the cotton papers due to the fast-growing bamboo.

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Canson® Infinity Arches Aquarelle Rag 310gsm (Textured Matt Finish)

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The Arches Aquarelle Rag from Canson Infinity is a 310gsm paper which contains no optical brighteners making it pH neutral, giving it an excellent longevity. A 100% cotton paper which has a textured, matt surface similar to watercolour paper. The Canson Infinity Aquarelle Rag gives a unique and unrivalled character to the fine art reproduction of traditional artwork and photographs.Digigraphie-Authorised-LaboratoryICC-profilesICC-profiles
Canson® Infinity Rag Photographique 310gsm – (Matte finish)

anson® Infinity Rag Photographique 310gsm - The Artist's Print Room
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Canson® Infinity Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It has been developed to address the need for continued longevity requirements in the Digital Fine Art market. 

Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking.
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Hahnemühle PhotoRag Bright White 310gsm (Smooth Matt Finish)

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Hahnemühle’s most famous paper is probably their Photo Rag and this paper is a brighter version of their Photo Rag 308gsm. As previously with other papers this is a 100% cotton paper but with a bright white tone. A smooth, soft surface, this paper can really make your colours ‘pop’ and really add definition to black and white imagery. This paper exceeds any museum standard for fine art digital papers.

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St Cuthberts Mill Somerset® Velvet Enhanced White 330gsm (Natural Woollen Felt Textured Finish)

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Once again, a 100% cotton paper and acid free, however, this time from the St Cuthberts paper mill. A 330gsm paper with a velvet, textured surface. The texture of this paper will lift images, giving them a beautifully elegant fine art feel and ideal for both artists and photographers alike. This paper is produced to high archival standards, providing a paper with a genuine heritage. Somerset® Enhanced is a professional fine art inkjet paper.

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Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285 Signature (Velvety, Textured Finish)

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Platinum Etching 285 is a 100% acid free, fine art paper with a velvety, textured surface. This paper has a natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, which delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut. Platinum Etching is 25% cotton and 75% alpha-cellulose. When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years which is slightly lower than our other fine art papers. ICC-profilesICC-profiles
OUR SATIN / GLOSS GICLÉE PRINTING PAPERS
Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm – (Satin finish)

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The Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag is a combination of the combination of the premium 100% cotton Platinum paper that Canson has supplied for many years to the original Platinum and Platine photographic market, with the latest microporous coating. The paper contains no optical brighteners, thus not affecting the longevity of the print and provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper. An excellent choice of paper for both black and white or colour images. A 310gsm which overall provides a stunning satin finish to your image.Digigraphie-Authorised-LaboratoryICC-profilesICC-profiles
Hahnemühle PhotoRag Satin 310gsm (Satin Finish)

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As above, this paper from but from Hahnemühle is a 310gsm, and has a unique satin finish. A smooth surface and 100% cotton rag, the paper has a lovely natural white tone. A unique paper in that when you image is printed on this paper, the unprinted areas remain matt, however, the printed areas have a slight sheen. Your image almost shimmers in the light and has an incredible sharpness. Photo Rag Satin is an ideal fine art paper choice where a slight surface variation is desired combined with extreme age resistance.

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Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl 285gsm (Pearl Finish)

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The Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl is a 285gsm paper and the special coating provides your prints with a sensational pearl finish. This paper isn’t cotton rag like others previously mentioned, it’s a 100% a-cellulose paper (which is wood pulp) and has a bright white tone. Due to this bright white, prints will have impressive colour contrasts and the black in your images will have an incredible depth and contrast.

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Hahnemühle PhotoRag Baryta 315gsm (Lustre Finish)

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Photo Rag Baryta is a 315gsm, 100% cotton paper and the ‘glossiest’ paper we offer. Using barium sulphate in the inkjet coating, ensuring the typical gloss that makes this paper a genuine replacement for traditional Baryta papers from analogue labs. The coating on this paper provides a water resistance and the tone of the base paper lends well to black and white prints with an extremely high d-max.

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St Cuthberts Mill Somerset® Photo 300gsm (Natural Woollen Felt Textured Finish)

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This paper is cylinder mould made and 100% cotton. Additionally, it is acid free and has been developed to give professional photographers a fine art inkjet paper with excellent colour rendition. The superior inkjet coating gives amazing detail on an exquisite smooth matt surface, with subtle hints of surface texture. ICC-profiles
Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290gsm (High White with Smooth Pearl Finish)

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This fine art paper from Fotospeed has a natural high white base and delivers a smooth, pearl finish. The paper’s wide colour gamut and high d-max delivers beautiful images, both in colour and black and white. This paper has become a market leader and is the reliable go to paper for photographers the world over. When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years which is slightly lower than our other fine art papers. ICC-profilesICC-profiles
OUR CANVASES

 

Hahnemühle Daguerre Canvas 400gsm (Matte Finish)

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This canvas from Hahnemühle is matt finish, poly-cotton with a bright white tone which guarantees archival standards. With its premium matt inkjet coating Daguerre Canvas meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. It is easy to stretch and can be varnished after printing making it suitable for canvas wraps.

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Canson Museum ProCanvas 385gsm (Matte Finish)

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Canson® Infinity Museum ProCanvas Water Resistant 385gsm is our top-grade professional canvas and is free of optical brighteners. Manufactured with a high quality 100% pure cotton canvas base and is finished with a new advanced technology of microporous coating making it water resistant.This canvas is specially designed for professionals in search of a Canvas that can produce true Fine Art Reproductions that require precision images with a very high resolution.

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If you would like specific guidance and advice on selecting a fine art paper or canvas for your print, please feel free to contact us for further information.

 

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