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We Currently Offer the Following Fine Art Papers and Canvas Options
Note: If there is a particular giclee paper or canvas you wish to use but we do not have in stock, ask us and we will consider ordering it. In many cases we would be happy to special order paper and canvas that meets our client’s special needs. We are a specialty printer and believe that our attention to detail and our choice of the finest papers sets us apart from the rest.
Legion’s Moab Entrada Rag is our longest standing giclee paper, and the paper we use the most. It is a nice mid-tier gicleé rag paper by Legion. Moab Entrada has a smooth, velvet feel to it, a bright white point, and a nice weight at 290g. The Moab Entrada has gives brilliant, consistent color, is soft and flattens out easily after tube shipping, deckles nicely, and is great for artists that embellish their prints.
Recommended Uses: Hot-Press watercolor, pastel, gouache, digital art, works well for embellished prints.
This is wild stuff. It has a creamy color to it and some mulberry fibers run through it, giving it a unique texture and design. This is a fun paper for the right application. Calligraphy, Japanese and Chinese brush drawings, things that leave a lot of negative space, but want texture in that space work well on this paper.
This is a bold paper, and can add wonderful texture to your artwork. It is a true Japanese mulberry paper, or Washi. Fantastic paper to get creative with. We have several clients that use this to make lamp shades.
Recommended Uses: Watercolor, Sumi Ink, prints of block prints, prints. This paper laminates well to wood panels and is excellent for embellished prints. It’s also used in other products such as lamp shades. Stunning color gamut. This paper delivers excellent prints.
Hahnemühle offers a beautiful variety of quality papers, which closely simulate fine art papers artists are used to painting on.
This is our recommended satin rag-paper for SEMI-GLOSS images such as bright acrylic paintings, or photographs
Hahnemüele Photo Rag Satin is a matte rag paper with a very light coating, which saturates dark areas & gives them a satin sheen.
Unprinted, the paper looks like a matte rag, but once ink is laid-down the printed areas have a satin sheen like screenprinting ink or colored-pencil. This makes it great for paintings that have rich darks or bold colors, since it has a dmax more similar to a photo-paper than a rag paper. It also works particularly well for colored pencil reproductions, which end up looking like a colored pencil drawing, rather than a photo of a colored pencil drawing.
Recommended Uses: Colored Pencil, Digital-Art, acrylic paintings or oil paintings that leave areas of the paper exposed, photography with bold colors that requires a “fine art rag” effect
Torchon is a textured rag paper unlike any other – it has a more defined, large grain organic look than the other textured papers. The term “torchon” is taken from French and means “coarse structure.” The special surface texture of this bright white paper is a reminder of this. It can capture the timeless original beauty and three dimensionality of an artwork in its own special way.
285 gsm, 100% α-Cellulose, bright white, rough texture.
Recommended Uses: This is our favorite paper for reproducing textured pastels, the organic texture of the paper complements the softness of chalk pastel drawings.
Hahnemühle Museum Etching is the heaviest fine art paper we stock, making for truly refined and luxurious prints. Its thickness is almost more similar to card stock, but its surface is truly beautiful and suited for fine art applications.
Working closely with some of the world’s most noted digital photographers Hahnemühle has developed its new Museum Etching 350 gsm 100% rag fine art paper for the North American market. The paper, with its subtle surface texture, has the look and feel of Hahnemühle’s highly sought after German Etching paper. Museum Etching natural white paper is exceptional for black and white or color production allowing for smooth, delicate tonal gradations. The heavier weight is ideally suited for larger prints as well as small. This paper meets or exceeds any museum standard for fine art digital papers.
Recommended Uses: High end fine art prints. Good for elevating photographs to look more like artwork, or for pastels, hot-press watercolors, and engravings
Hahnemuhle William Turner is a genuine mould-made paper in both look and feel with its matte watercolor texture. It is ideal for reproductions of traditional artworks and also for striking and expressive photo reproductions. This is a textured paper with almost a sandy finish. It is prone to flaking, which can enhance textured, rough paintings and watercolors, but frustrate photographers that see every spec as a flaw. This is a gorgeous paper when used in the right application, and has a very distinct flavor.
Recommended Uses: Grainy watercolor, splashy ink drawings, collage, conceptual abstract, foggy photographs, greys, anything with texture. Not recommended with deep saturated blacks or blues that will show any slight flake. Not recommended for solid color fields or images with smooth gradients (like photographs with an even sky).
This is a great rag paper for digital prints with continuous tones, and photos to be printed on Rag Paper. This is the same paper as the Photo Rag Satin, but without the slightly semi-matte coating. It is an extremely smooth, low texture, bright white rag paper. Some other rag papers are notorious for flaking, and when you have digital prints with continuous colors and saturated photos, any flaking at all can ruin a print. This is the rag for you if you’re printing saturated digital art or photographs, especially photographs with lots of black or deep colors.
Recommended Uses: Watercolor done on hot press, photography, digital art, detailed pen and ink drawings
Recommended uses: Ink paintings, asian art, lightweight scrolls, specialized fine art projects like handmade books or one-off prints for collage and mixed media
Recommended Uses: This thin rice paper gives surprisingly brilliant color. The colors are rich and saturated. We have clients that use this in creating other products, like lamp shades. Reproductions of Japanese block prints, ukiyo-e, and sumi paintings are stunning.
A true Baryta paper which has been refined for inkjet printers and mimics the look of traditional photographic fine art media. This archival paper has a smooth, white, glossy surface and can display an amazing tonal range, ideal for B&W images. You will be surprised at the depth and vibrancy this paper can deliver.
This is a stunning rag paper with a noticeable texture and a glossy finish. This is a special paper in our book. It’s a heavy rag, and it has a bold texture and a bold glossy finish. If you want a smoother coated rag, then stick with the Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl.
If you’re ready for a bold texture that will add to and enhance your photograph or fine art reproduction, then this is a great consideration.
Recommended Uses: Oil painting, digital art, photography, reproductions with lots of deep dark colors. If your painting was shiny and dark, this is the best paper to reproduce it on!
(Photo Rag Pearl) 285 gsm -100% Α-Cellulose – bright white – pearl-finish. The bright white of Fine Art Pearl enables impressive contrasts and pictorial depth in black and white or color photography. The special coating provides a pearl-finish.We love this paper! If you want to reproduce oil paintings or acrylic paintings on paper, this is a great choice.
This paper has a sheen to it, and replicates the luminosity of varnished paintings, oil, and acrylic. It’s a great paper as well for photography. It has rich color, dark blacks and a nice white point. It’s not glossy, but it has a sheen, and yet still shows its rag paper texture. The Fine Art Baryta is similar, though it has more texture.
Recommended reproductions: Oil paintings, acrylic, digital art (especially digital art with deep colors and heavy blacks).
This is our recommended gloss rag-paper for textured GLOSS images such as dark oil paintings
Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Metallic is a silvery-shimmering FineArt inkjet paper with a specially formulated inkjet coating for FineArt use. The natural white cotton paper contains no optical brighteners and has the characteristic Photo Rag® surface structure and sumptuous feel. Photo Rag® Metallic features a special silvery-shimmering surface finish. The high-gloss premium inkjet coating with a unique metallic effect guarantees impressive printing results with bold colours, deep black and the perfect reproduction of colour and detail. The sophisticated silver metallic effect underscores the image and makes motifs with metallic elements, reflections, ice and glass, architecture and landscape shots, as well as black and white photographs with high-contrast tones shine. Photo Rag® Metallic is acid and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance.
Recommended reproductions: Reproductions of paintings with iridescent paint, silver. This paper produces stunning black and white photographs.
Our Standard Canvas is currently the Breathing Color Lyve Canvas, which is a great bright white canvas with a medium weave. We also offer Simply Elegant Metallic Canvas
Breathing Color Lyve is our “standard” canvas choice, because its our current favorite. A beautiful, bright white canvas with a medium weave, and great stretchability, we love this canvas for almost every project. After asking for it for years, Breathing Color now creates the rolls of canvas with padded cores, which eliminates the “rippling” effect that plagues many other canvases. Unless you have a very specific reason for wanting a different canvas (like the metallic coating of Simply Elegant Metallic Canvas) this is a great canvas to go with!
This is a very distinct and unique canvas that we carry a limited supply of. The canvas is coated with a pearlescent/metallic finish, which makes the images printed on it appear semi-metallic. For paintings that contained a lot of metallic paints or silver and gold, it can be a nice way to replicate some of that quality. We may not always have this canvas in stock in each size, so please inquire before ordering it.
Canvas Metallic is a bright white Fine Art inkjet canvas with a metallic shine to it. The surface has an eye catching silver and pearlescent shine to it. The metallic/pearlescent finish on canvas gives a unique finish to canvas prints.
The Inkjet coating guarantees photographs and art reproductions with extremely high densities, large color gamut and sharp resolution.
Hahnemuhle Canvas Metallic Features
We spray all of our canvases with either a Matte, Satin or Gloss UV Varnish. This is one of the special touches that distinguishes our Canvas Prints from decor canvas from large retailers and discounters. Our studio includes a state of the art Spray Booth of our own design, which we use to apply the coatings in consistent layers. Unlike rolled-on coatings, our spray coatings don’t have any streaking or uneven textures. The coating determines the finish of the canvas, either making it appear matte, gloss or satin (light-gloss)
Breathing Color Timeless Gloss, Satin, and Matte Varnish: Timeless UV is a proprietary print varnish that has been developed to protect, preserve and enhance fine art and photographic prints produced on digital inkjet printers. Timeless was developed to be a significant upgrade to the available print varnishes on the market today for the following reasons:
For rare occasions, we also carry Hahnemühle Protective Spray. This can offer incredible protection for your valuable ink-based images. We don’t use this spray on canvas (its too light), but it can be a good barrier for prints that are being embellished, or some of the more fragile rag papers. This odorless spray seals the printed surfaces and protects them from dirt, fingerprints and moisture. It increases the water-resistance of printouts and protects images from fading caused by UV rays.
The Protective Spray is fast-drying and does not turn yellow. It is completely transparent and has no influence whatsoever on the original colors of the paper.
LEXJET PHOTO PAPERS
Lexjet’s Premium Archival Matte is a matte paper with a good white point. Since the color most closely matches the white point of our canvas and fine-art watercolor papers, this is what we use for matte proofing (we love the color, and it’s a heavier paper than most people use for proofing.) Archival Matte is a great balance between cost and quality, which makes it great for art fairs, conventions and promotions. It’s an all around nice paper if you’re not looking for a “specialty”, expensive fine art paper.
Lexjet’s Sunset Photo Semi-Matte is a semi-matte (light gloss) photo paper with a bright white point. Since the color most closely matches the white point of our high-end photo papers, this is what we use for gloss proofing (we love the color, and it’s a heavier paper than most people use for proofing.) Lexjet Semi-Matte is a great balance between cost and quality, which makes it ideal for art fairs, conventions and promotions. We recommend it for economy photo or poster prints, especially for images with rich dark color. It’s an all around nice paper if you’re not looking for a “specialty”, expensive fine art paper.
Premium Luster Photo Paper from Lexjet: Wedding, portrait and school photographers have traditionally used luster papers for their photos. Lexjet’s e-Satin is the finest luster paper we’ve found for photography. We have many discerning, professional photographers that use our Lexjet e-Satin luster paper for gallery shows sales of their fine art photographic prints. This is our staple photo paper, giving us the most consistent, impressive results for our clients. For luster paper we prefer this to the Epson lustre. It’s a bit heavier and has a nice finish to it.
Building on our award-winning lineup of inkjet materials, Lexjet Sunset Photo Metallic Paper represents a breakthrough for inkjet photo papers. This paper enables you to create stunning prints that previously could be output only in a darkroom. The metallic, high-gloss surface on this 10-mil, 255g photo paper results in prints that are sharp, vibrant, and exceptionally rich-looking. This paper provides the perfect way to make portraits, commercial display prints, and competition prints that stand out from the others. The instant-dry, scratch-resistant surface of LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic Paper makes it practical for everyday use in busy studios.
EPSON PHOTO PAPERS
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper offers the highest gloss level of any Epson resin coated photographic paper. Producing vivid life-like images that rival those of traditional silver halide prints, the ultra glossy finish, coupled with a 10 mil thickness and extremely wide color gamut, make this paper a favorite among discerning photographers. Its instant drying and non-cockling characteristics make use, handling, and display of the finished output trouble-free. It creates highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and high D-Max for true photographic reproductions. This paper can also be easily laminated to provide protection from light and moisture.
Wedding, portrait and fine-art photographers have traditionally used luster paper for their photos. Now Epson offers new Premium Luster Photo Paper (260), the upgraded version of its popular Premium Luster Photo Paper (250), to digital printmakers. Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions. Its 10-mil RC base gives prints a photographic feel, and keeps the paper cockle-free.
For photographers seeking a flat matte surface, EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper is the ideal choice. This bright white paper is perfect for images that do not require gloss. It yields highly saturated images, while maintaining excellent highlight and shadow detail. Designed primarily for use with UltraChrome Inks, EPSON Archival Inks, and DuraBrite Inks, this versatile paper can also be used with dye-based inks. Hobbyists, professional photographers and digital artists alike will find EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper a remarkable solution for any project.
This is a smooth, true hot-press bright white paper or natural white hotpress paper. This is one of our favorite papers. It’s great for photographers that want to print on matte rag paper. It’s less expensive than the Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White, but gives the same kind of brilliant deep blacks and consistent color with no flaking.
A great paper choice for projects that require the smoothest matte surfaces, like detailed pen & ink drawings. Acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a bright smooth finish. This paper has an extremely-high color gamut and black density.
Mural by Syd Bee Incorporating Adhesive Fabric Bee Stickers
This is a super fun medium. It is a removable adhesive fabric that is water resistant, and can be made more water proof by applying a UV coating. The material can be stuck to just about anything, and removed easily and reused. Just peel it off and stick it somewhere else. Lots of fun applications for both art and advertising! The advantage to the fabric as opposed to traditional vinyl is that it’s easier to apply as wallpaper, since you can squeeze out the air bubbles, and it takes a top coating better in our opinion.
This transparent film can be hung in windows, or it can be used as the transparent film to burn silk screens. We’ve also had artists use this in combination with other things for light box type layered arrangements.
This is a semi-matte white, semi-transparent film that’s used for light-boxes. If you’ve seen light-boxes in places like the airport with backlit signs, then you know what this looks like. While the most prominent use is for advertising, we do have plenty of photographic and art applications using light boxes.