Here is a non-exhaustive list of the main papers used to produce printings.
HAHNEMÜHLE CANVAS AND PAPERS FOR FINEART
Hahnemühle, a well-known manufactory producing papers and canvas with passion focusing on quality than quantity.
Hahnemühle Daguerre Canvas is a matt coated, poly-cotton inkjet canvas with a fine, uniform surface texture. The bright white canvas is characterised by its high degree of whiteness. When combined with the premium matt inkjet coating, it produces clean, fresh colours, fine details and black and white reproductions that are rich in contrast. Daguerre Canvas is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. Despite its high grammage, the canvas has excellent stretch properties and is ideal for mounting on canvas stretcher frames.
Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth
Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth, another addition to the Photo Rag® family, is an especially smooth and silky soft paper for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton art paper has a discreet, very finely textured surface with a strikingly silky feel. The matt premium inkjet coating guarantees extraordinary print results with impressive reproduction of colour, detail and very deep black. Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth is versatile and produces impressive results for FineArt photography as well as art reproductions. The acid- and lignin-free all-rounder meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance and is perfect for high-quality black and white FineArt prints.
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.
As a special highlight, the Photo Rag® 308 is also available with hand-torn deckle edges on all four sides. The result is exclusive prints which truly come into their own in a shadow box frame.
CANSON PAPERS FOR FINEART
Canson® Infinity PhotoSatin Premium RC 270 GSM - SATIN
Canson® Infinity PhotoSatin Premium Resin Coated consists of an alpha cellulose acid-free art paper coated with a structured polyethylene and a microporous receiver layer. This exceptional photographic paper has been designed to comply with the highest lifespan requirements. The surface aesthetic of PhotoSatin Premium RC is reminiscent of the original photochemical papers traditionally associated with the Baryta market.
This paper gives softened reflections on photographs. It is a great choice for black & white and colour photography.
Surface feel: Extra Smooth
Surface finish: Satin
©Dibond is the brand name of brushed Aluminium composite sheeting.
Lightweight and rigid, this cut plastic material consists of a flexible polyethylene core covered with a thin aluminium sheet on each side, and is finished with a high quality lacquer that guarantees perfect printing.
Dibond weathers extremely well, with high UV resistance and excellent stability within a range of temperatures.
FOREX® stands for fine, white rigid foamboards made of PVC. The FOREX® product range offers a wide choice of light, high-quality sheet materials for indoor and outdoor use in a wide-ranging portfolio.
However, please note that ©Dibond is best suited for large formats, as FOREX® tends to bend slightly over time. Available with the following thicknesses: 3mm, 5mm and 8mm.
The deadlines for orders with FOREX® are slightly longer.
Canvas stretched on a 40 mm or 20 mm wooden frame
Canvas is usually stretched on a 40 mm or 20 mm wooden frame according to the size with slightly rounded profile for wooden parts to prevent breakage or premature wear of the canvas on the edges. This is not obligatory since it is possible to acquire a print painting without the frame.
A much cheaper solution, due to lower shipping costs especially for buyers from countries outside the European Union.