We have introduced some new fine art paper and photographic paper to our range.
We believe in keeping the choice of fine art paper simple.
If we were being a bit cynical we could suggest that by the time a print is mounted and framed and hung on the wall and viewed from six feet away the average person would not appreciate the subtlety of the paper.
They do of course notice the quality of the overall effect of print, mound frame collectively.
Our range is easy to understand – smooth, textured, photographic and canvas.
For contemporary illustrations, line drawings, photography
Our clients tend to use smooth Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm or Giclée London’s own Expressions 300gsm, very similar to the Photo Rag but less costly and canvas.
Own new Expression Smooth is a lower priced paper but with all the qualities of the more well known brands.
We like it better in some respects as is is not quit so stiff and therefore does roll easier for tube despatch. Clients see no visual difference form the big boys.
For traditional artworks and watercolours
Our clients use Hahnemuhle Museum Etching 350gsm, Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gsm or Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285gsm.
If you want unbelievable quality then Museum etching is the way forward for the very top end. It does take a while to lay flat after printing but the quality for what we call traditional subjects. It is the most expensive textured fine art paper in our range.
If you want almost the same but lighter then our Platinum Etching is the choice in our opinion. A less expensive option but with almost all of the print quality. The end user would have to work hard to tell the difference.
For photography you don’t need to sign with a pencil
Our clients use Fotospeed Baryta 300gsm. A truly stunning paper giving that lovely colour lift off the print that you cannot get with all the fine art matt papers.