Fine Art Substrates
We use the best of breed inkjet substrates, which allows us to provide high quality archival giclee prints to our artists. For a true Giclee print you need to have a 12 colour pigment ink system and "archival" substrates. Substrates is a term that refers to anything an image can be printed on. In this case we are referring to fine art papers and Canvases. As you can imagine archival refers to the longevity of the print and this is a dependant on a combination of the media and ink. All our media, sheet or roll is certified as acid free; this means that there is no acid in the media that can erode and degrade your image over time. Below is a small selection of archival media that we are able to provide. If you are looking for a specific type of fine art paper or canvas that is not mentioned below please contact us and we will order it in for you.
Platinum Gloss Art Fibre 300gsm
This glossy fine art paper offers a wide tonal range and deep blacks, while the distinctive fibrous texture brings out a photograph’s finer details, meaning it lends itself particularly well to black and white shots or shots with very vibrant colours. Platinum Gloss Art Fibre 300 is water resistant, instant dry, and compatible with both dye and pigment inks. Made from 100% alpha-cellulose pulp, Platinum Gloss Fibre 300 is a heavyweight exhibition quality paper, and is protected against environmental influence, so prints will last for decades. The paper’s archival quality makes it ideal for professional or amateur photographers who want to create long-lasting images, while its glossy finish and tonal range makes it an excellent choice for those who do not want to lose detail when shooting in bright conditions.
Modelled on traditional FB darkroom papers this 100% acid free matt paper with its white, ultra smooth surface, is ideal for both colour & monochrome prints. Part of the acclaimed Fotospeed 'Platinum' family of papers, approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild, when used with pigment inks will give an image life of 85 + years.
Platinum Luster 270gsm
This 'Unglazed Lustre' 100% acid free Baryta art paper is modelled on traditional FB darkroom papers, With a neutral base and sumptuous finish is delivers a high d-max making it beloved by monochrome printers and colour printers requiring full colour gamut. Part of the acclaimed Platinum family of papers, approved by the Fine Art Trade guild when used with pigment inks will give an image life of 85 + years. All cut sheet packs and rolls listed below
Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315gsm
Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315 is 100% cotton, fine art paper with a very gentle texture. The paper’s bright white base and gentle texture lends itself towards landscape and portrait subjects and delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut. The paper is approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild and when used in conjunction with pigment inks will ensure a print life of more than 85 years.
Platinum Etching 285gsm
Platinum Etching 285 is a new 100% acid free, fine art paper with a velvety, textured surface. A natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, 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.
Contact Us if you have any specific media requirements that aren't listed here as we can get them in for you.
Hahnemuehle Photo Rag 308gsm
Photo Rag® is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints. The fine, smooth surface and feel of Photo Rag® make this paper very versatile and it is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth. 100% Cotton · white
Hahnemuehle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm
FineArt Baryta is a paper that sets the benchmark for high colour depth, large colour gamut and image definition. This paper gives the "wow" factor particularly to black and white prints with extremely high density and finest grey tones. Using barium sulphate in the premium inkjet coating ensures the typical gloss that makes this paper a genuine replacement for traditional Baryta papers from analogue laboratories 100% α-Cellulose · bright white · high-gloss
Hahnemuehle Bamboo 290gsm
Bamboo is the world’s first digital fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. Bamboo represents spirituality, naturalness and resource-saving paper production. Particularly suitable for warm-toned colour and monochrome prints, Bamboo really highlights the sensuality of images. 90% Bamboo fibre · 10% Cotton · natural white
Hahnemuehle William Turner 310gsm
With its matt watercolour texture this paper is a genuine mould-made paper in both look and feel. William Turner is ideal for reproductions of traditional artworks and also for striking and expressive photo reproductions. 100% Cotton · white
Hahnemuehle German Etching 310gsm
This heavyweight etching board is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture. German Etching® is one of the most popular media worldwide for artwork and photography. 100% α-Cellulose · white
Hahnemuehle Museum Etching 350gsm
The luxurious texture of a traditional etching board and the natural white point make Museum Etching the ideal medium for images with soft tints or fine grey nuances. 100% Cotton · natural white