Fine art printing is the term often used to refer to professional photographs being printed on very high quality paper. This designation, which is by no means a label, meets certain quality criteria, with regard to the paper in particular, which are sought after by many photographers and printers.
Professionals attracted by fine art paper
The difference between fine art paper and normal photo paper lies in the composition of the paper itself. As a matter of fact, natural fibres (usually cotton or alpha cellulose) must be included within the composition of fine art paper. The paper is not artificially bleached with chlorine, thus ensuring that the photos stand the test of time. A major asset in the sphere of art photography!
Normal photo paper meet the needs of some users when it comes to printing photos to be viewed on an occasional basis, whereas fine art paper will ensure that images are shown off in their best light and provides good performance when exhibiting prints.
Fine art paper: prints that are made to last
Because fine art paper is intended for the printing of high quality photographs, its quality must be ideally suited to receiving inks and pigments. The composition of the surface layer must allow the ink to adhere well over time, while offering a neutral pH to ensure that the paper also stands the test of time.
Lastly, a fine art paper will allow you to emphasize the composition of the image, while providing the ideal support for intense colours and marked contrasts, while also enabling a wide range of grey tones.
When printing your professional photos, do not hesitate to contact the master printer at your certified Canson® Infinity laboratory. He will be able to assist you in making the best choice when selecting a paper that is capable of showing off your work in its best light.