For most of my prints in my printshop I tend to use Hahnemühle Bamboo paper. It’s the first fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres and not only is it natural, resource saving and environmentally friendly, it’s really suitable for the pictures I take which are often warm-toned or black and white fine art prints.
The paper stock is a weighty 290 GSM which feels great and it’s warm and smooth textured with a premium matt finish. The combo of weight, style, look and feel gives my artwork the expression and soul that helps it come alive.
Since the paper stock is acid and also lignin free (lignin is a complex set of polymers and compounds found in plants and trees that give that fibrous feel in our food and), it meets the most precise requirements in terms of age resistance.
Hahnemühle Bamboo paper // 290 gsm, 90% bamboo fibres, 10% cotton
Natural white, without optical brighteners
Soft, lightly textured felt structure
Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
Acid- and lignin-free
ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance
Compatible with pigment and dye inkjet systems
ICC-profiles available on www.hahnemuehle.com/icc-profiles
For a few other photographic prints I like to also use C Type Kodak Metallic. I really like the rich metallic base the paper stock gives. With a few of the black and white images, there can be a slight danger of colour cast but the high mid-tones & highlights the paper has gives an added luminosity & iridescence to the artwork and it makes for a really great looking artwork. It has a good heavy weight at 242 GSM and it’s a medium gloss smooth texture.
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