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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+!
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.
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OUR MATTE GICLÉE PRINTING PAPERS
Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm (Textured Matte Finish)
Hahnemühle German Etching is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, complete with an inkjet coating designed especially for FineArt applications. The white art paper made from 100% alpha cellulose is characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure. The unique surface texture adds a very special touch to images, showcasing them in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth. The premium matt inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep black and optimum contrasts. German Etching is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. This heavyweight FineArt inkjet paper is one of the most popular paper for FineArt prints and art reproductions thanks to its characteristic tactile feel and surface texture.
Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350gsm (Textured Matte Finish)
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.
Hahnemühle William Turner 310gsm (Textured Matte Finish)
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.
Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm (Smooth Matte Finish)
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.
Hahnemühle Agave 290gsm (Textured Matte Finish)
70% of this unique, environmentally friendly FineArt inkjet paper is made from sisal fibres. The base material stands out with its bright white natural tone and does not contain optical brighteners. The rough, yet delicately defined surface texture gives the subject a captivating sense of depth and impresses with a pleasant, soft feel. The matt premium inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep black and optimum contrasts. Hahnemühle Agave is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. The combination of unique raw fibre materials, bright white natural tone, balanced surface texture and the customary high print quality makes it an exclusive, versatile FineArt inkjet paper.
Hahnemühle Hemp 290gsm (Textured Matte Finish)
Hahnemühle Hemp uses one of the oldest and most diverse natural fibres in the world and is made of 60% hemp fibre. The FineArt inkjet paper’s base impresses with its bright white natural tone, and thanks to the bright white colour of the hemp fibres, no optical brighteners are required. The lightly textured surface gives the paper a pleasant, silky feel. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this is a truly versatile FineArt inkjet paper. Colours and details are brilliantly reproduced, the depth of the black truly stands out and contrasts are reproduced with stunning effect. The acid- and lignin-free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance. Hemp was an essential part of paper production for centuries, and due to its extremely robust fibres, it has often been used for long-lasting historical documents, such as the Gutenberg Bible and the US Declaration of Independence.
Hahnemühle PhotoRag 308gsm (Smooth Matte Finish)
Hahnemühle Photo Rag® is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for FineArt applications. Whether it is used for FineArt photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight makes Photo Rag® one of the most versatile FineArt inkjet papers.
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.
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.
Hahnemühle PhotoRag Bright White 310gsm (Smooth Matt Finish)
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.
St Cuthberts Mill Somerset® Velvet Enhanced White 330gsm (Natural Woollen Felt Textured Finish)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl 285gsm (Pearl Smooth Finish)
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.
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.
The Photo Rag Metallic is the newest addition to the Hahnemühle family. A 340gsm paper with a specially formulated inkjet coating which provides a special and shimmering finish to your print. There is a natural white tone to the paper which contains no optical brighteners and has the characteristics of the traditional Photo Rag papers. This paper is 100% cotton and is ideal for prints but not limited to reflections or ice and glass with the metallic finish to the paper providing a beautiful addition to your artwork.
Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290gsm (High White with Smooth Pearl Finish)
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.
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.
Canson Museum ProCanvas 385gsm (Matte 100% Cotton)
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.