Favorites: Best Fine Art Paper for Black and White Photos

In Article, Black and White Photography, Hardware on April 23, 2010 at 8:21 am


One of the most popular set of articles we have published address the Epson 3880 printer and the best approaches to optimizing prints for Black and White photos. We have previously recommended particular papers from Epson that have the advantage of manufacturer compatibility “built in “ to the paper “substrate” design.

A new article (May/June 2010), in Digital Photo Pro, provides a survey of other manufacturers of fine art papers that you may want to test:

  • Canson
  • Hahnemühle
  • Ilford
  • Inkpress
  • Legion (Moab)
  • Red River
  • Museo

Making the very best print is an art. This article is about some of the materials, namely papers, that are available to you in your quest to make that print. There are simply too many papers to go into any kind of detail on each, so we have put together a brief roundup of the manufacturers with an overview of their product lines. Of course, the printer manufacturers all make their own papers, as well. Canon, Epson and Hewlett-Packard each has broad lines with several papers that are suitable forprofessional photographers. One of the potential advantages of using the printer company’s paper is the peace of mind that comes from knowing the paper will be compatible with your printer. Sometimes, though, you want to get outside of the box and try something completely different.

In addition there is an introduction to an editioning tool provided by ARTtrust that is worth reading.

For more information: Digital Photo Pro

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