Photographic Paper for Professional Photographic Prints

Our Professional Lambda C-type and Giclée Fine Art Printing services offer a multitude of paper options – which we know can be a little overwhelming – so here are our main paper types explained:

Lambda C-type Papers:

We only use the highest grade archival materials to produce your Lambda C-type print and carry stock of the following Fujicolour papers and display printing materials:

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper – Available in Gloss, Matte and Velvet (pure matte)

Fujicolour Crystal Archive Paper is a silver halide colour paper, designed to produce the highest quality results for both analogue and digital c-type printers and available in Gloss, Matte and new Velvet finishes; each paper in the Crystal Archive paper range offers brilliant whites, vivid colour reproduction and excellent image stability – which is why this paper range has become the industry standard for professional photographic c-type prints.

As an alternative to matte and gloss finishes, Fuji’s new Velvet C-type paper offers photographers and artists a smooth tactile surface with absolutely no reflections and a unique characteristic of Velvet paper is its ability to diffuse light, even under harsh or extreme lighting conditions.

Fuji’s Crystal Archive range of papers incorporates the latest silver halide emulsion technology, coupler technology and layer design technology. The paper range offers excellent archival stability and both exhibits high image stability during high long-term darkness and excellent light storage condition, alongside storability with respect to nitrogen oxide, ozone and other gases.

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper – Pearl

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper is a silver halide colour paper with a unique pearl-like, metallic silver iridescent appearance, thick base and high stiffness. The embedded pearl-like crystals in the paper provide a high-gloss reflectance, especially evident in the highlights of an image. The paper boasts pearl mica pigments – based on natural mica, these are covered with a think layer of metal oxides (for example titanium dioxide), which yield silver-white and metallic reflectance effects through an interplay of transparency, reflection and the coating of the paper.

Fujicolor Pearl paper incorporates ARR Technology, an advance over the previous RR Technology, which has been incorporated to suppress colour paper fogging, ensuring the purity of white’s in unexposed areas.

Fujiflex Crystal Archive Printing Material

Fujiflex Crystal Archive Printing Material is a silver halide colour printing material with a high gloss, or ‘super gloss’ finish, designed exclusively for digital output on large-format laser printers, offering a wide tonal range with wide colour gamut, vibrant colour reproduction and high maximum density, deep blacks.

Due to its PET (polyester) base, Fujiflex Crystal Archive Printing Material produces prints with exceptional clarity that are superbly smooth and flat with a sharp, transparent super-gloss mirror-like finish.

Fujitrans Display Material

Fujitrans Display Printing Material is a white translucent base colour print material, produced for digital laser c-type printers for use in the production of translucent colour display prints – often used in lightboxes. Fujitrans offers an extremely wide range of gradiation setup and creates images with rich saturation accross the entire colour spectrum and improved reproduction of details over a large area.

Due to its PET (polyester) base, Fujitrans Display Printing Material produces prints with exceptional clarity that are superbly smooth and flat with a sharp, translucent gloss finish.

Fujiclear Display Printing Material

Fujiclear Display Material is a laser-exposure-optimised clear-base colour print material, produced for digital laser c-type printers for use in the production of transparent colour display prints. When exposed using laser light on laser printers (such as our Durst Lambda digital C-type printer), the material produces high-quality transparent colour prints with natural and more vibrant colour reproduction of red, green, blue and yellow, resulting in a high chroma finish.

Due to its PET (polyester) base, Fujiclear Display Printing Material produces prints with exceptional clarity that are superbly smooth and flat with a sharp, transparent gloss finish.


Giclée Fine Art Papers:

We stock a wide selection of archival Hahnemühle and Somerset papers for Giclée Fine Art printing – each paper provides a different tactility, texture and effect to the final print and the papers are available in varying widths – please call to confirm we can print your image using the papers below at the size you require. We can also print on a variety of other papers by request.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – German Etching® Matt Fine Art Textured Paper

Hahnemühle’s German Etching® is a white 100% a-cellulose paper – guaranteeing archival standards. The mould-made, heavyweight 310gsm paper features a premium matt inkjet coating, meeting the highest industry standards for density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems, and printed using the highest quality Epson K4 pigment inks.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Museum Etching®

Hahnemühle’s Museum Etching® is a white 100% cotton paper – guaranteeing archival standards. This heavyweight 350gsm etching paper features a premium matt inkjet coating, meeting the highest industry standards for density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems, and printed using the highest quality Epson K4 pigment inks.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Photo Rag Smooth®

Hahnemühle’s Photo Rag Smooth® is a white 100% cotton paper – guaranteeing archival standards. This heavyweight 308gsm paper features a premium matt inkjet coating, meeting the highest industry standards for density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems, and printed using the highest quality Epson K4 pigment inks.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Fine Art Baryta

Hahnemühle’s Fine Art Baryta paper is a white 325gsm 100% a-cellulose paper with a high-gloss finish, achieved using barium coating in the premium inkjet coating – which ensures this paper is a genuine replacement for traditional Baryta papers from analogue laboratories. FineArt Baryta meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness  Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems, and printed using the highest quality Epson K4 pigment inks.

St. Cutherbet’s Mill – Somserset Velvet Fine Art Paper

St. Cutherbert’s Mill Somserset Velvet Fine Art Paper is a white 100% cotton, heavyweight 250gsm calcium carbonate buffered paper is acid free – guaranteeing archival standards. This paper, produced using a cylinder mould offers a beautiful random surface texture to enhance the finished print. Somerset Velvet meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems, and printed using the highest quality Epson K4 pigment inks.

Canson Platine Paper – Fibre Rag

Canson’s Platine Fibre Rag Paper is a white 100% cotton, heavyweight 310gsm smooth satin paper with high water resistance. Platine Fibre Rag provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper and possesses exceptional grey tones, producing exceptional colour and black and white prints.Canson’s Platine Fibre Rag Paper meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems, and printed using the highest quality Epson K4 pigment inks.


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