Papers and other substrates

Here is a list of our standard papers and canvas options.

All of these papers print incredibly well and are archival to museum standards.

We are constantly adding to our paper range so if your favorite is not here please let us know, we may have it in stock or can special order it for you.

Note: Most of the papers are stocked in 44" rolls. Some popular papers we also carry 36 wide. Only a few of the fine art papers come in wider lengths and they are noted.


Epson Premium Papers


Epson Enhanced Matt paper 192 gsm This is an archival high-performance, matte-finshed paper, for professional imaging use. A favorite among photographers and designers. This also the widest paper we have available at 64" wide and we normally stock 24, 36, 44 and 64" widths. Our most popular paper, budget priced but great quality.


Epson Premium Lustre 260 gsm. This is a high performing photo papers featuring the same Luster E surface (orange peel) of traditional silver halide prints. A favorite among professional photographers. This RC based paper has a lower price point than cotton rag and fibre based papers, also available 60" wide.


Epson Premium Glossy 250 gsm. This is the highest gloss-level paper from Epson. A favorite among nature and landscape photograhers who require extreme sharpness and clarity, also available 60" wide.


Epson Paper and Canvas Specifications


Standard Fine Art Papers & Canvas

Matte (smoothest to roughest)


Hahnemühle Photo Rag 100% cotton 308 gsm - A little tooth make this paper print very well, our most popular fine art paper. Also available in a lighter weight. - datasheet


Hahnemühle German Etch 100% cotton 330 gsm - One of our oldest papers, we have been using this since 1996. A very slightly creamy paper with a little more tooth; a traditional etching paper great for solid blacks.  - datasheet


Gloss (photo style)


Innova FibaPrint® Ultra Smooth Gloss 285gsm a fiber based gloss finish paper very close to a traditional fiber based photo paper, also available 60" wide. Datasheet




Water Resistant Matte Canvas - the matte finish is ideal for fine art reproductions with a soft look, yet allows for bright, brilliant colors. 18mil (457 microns) thickness and 11oz./yd.2 (373 GSM) weight, also available 60" wide.


PremierArt™ Water Resistant Canvas - provides a high gloss finish, instant dry versatility, and water resistance to allow for all applications that require the highest image quality and an archival display life, great for photographs, also available 60" wide.


Optional Papers

Subject to minimums and surcharge (smoothest to roughest)


Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin 100 cotton 310 gsm it bestows fine art reproductions and photographs with a soft sheen. It renders mirror and gloss effects particularly well. The unprinted areas remains matte. Staff favorite. - datasheet


Innova Smooth Cotton High White 100% cotton 315 gsm -  (a very smooth soft white paper; very popular) also available 61" wide. - datasheet


Rag Photographique 310 gsm  is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It has been developed to address the need for continued longevity requirements in the Digital Fine Art market. It has a sensual feel and claims one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market,making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking. - datasheet


Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 gsm 90% bamboo fibre 10% cotton - A so-called renewable paper (although we don't know why cotton is not renewable) Particularly suitable for warm-toned color and monochrome prints, Bamboo really highlights the sensuality of images. - datasheet


Canson Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm is a 100% cotton Fine Art paper with a smooth texture, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers. The paper has a white tone acheived without any Optical Brightening Agents, also called OBAs. Ideal for printing detailed work, color photographs and exceptional black and white portraits. - datasheet. - datasheet



Somerset Velvet 255 gsm – Somerset paper from St Cuthberts Mills made for Epson, it has tooth and acheives rich blacks with good contrast (also available in insanely expensive really heavy 505 gsm 36 x 44 sheets).


Arches Aquarelle rag 310 gsm; apparently he world’s #1 mould-made watercolor paper also available coated for inkjet printing. 100% rag paper  textured with a warm white tone.  - datasheet


Innova soft textured natural white fourdrinier, acid-free, museum quality paper with a natural white finish and soft textured surface. Made with pure alpha cellulose fibre. Available 60" wide. - datasheet


Innova Cold Press Rough Textured Natural White 315gsm. Modeled after a true old world watercolor paper this fourdrinier, acid-free, museum quality paper has a natural white finish and rough cold press  textured surface. 100% Alpha Cellulose (wood pulp). Available 60" wide. - datasheet.


Fine Art Photo Style papers


Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin 100% cotton 310 gsm - With a soft sheen it offers an interesting finish. The unprinted areas remain matte.  - datasheet.


Crane Museo Silver Rag a 100% cotton rag 300 gsm gloss finish paper that emulates traditional photo paper with a creamy finish, also available 60" wide.


Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 100% cotton 315 gsm,  combines the virtues of a luxury cotton paper and a traditional baryta board. The very fine surface texture with the baryta gloss endows portraits with a particularly expressive character, also available 60" wide. Datasheet.




A 380 gsm Poly cotton high gloss canvas A true inkjet canvas with a flexible microporous glossy coating. The Natural white base gives enhanced tonal range and D-max. Ideal for stretching, instant dry and Water resistant, also available 60" wide.


Other Substrates and Wallpaper


This is a fabric adhesive paper that prints pretty well and has an adhesive backing that can be placed and removed over and over again, has to be seen to be believed! We have made a lot of wallpaper installations with this including two large installations for Polly Apflebaum one at Temple Gallery and one in Portland.  Comes is 24, 36, 42 and 60" widths.


This vitually indestructable material is ideal for wallpaper. It's made with DuPont™ Tyvek® has a specialized inkjet receptive coating that is bright white, extremely durable, highly water resistant and prints really well. For installations it can be put up with regular wallpaper past and removed to use over again if needed. Come in 24, 36, 42 and 60" widths.


A beautiful rare expensive Japanese paper, which we have to import from Japan. It is very thin but strong and has a gloss sheen. It's almost impossible to print on so if you want to print on this paper it better be good!


We have a range of printable silk and cotton from a sheer 5 mommi organza to lovely heavy Silk Satin Twill - call or e-mail for details


We can print full bleed on hand made papers, it's hard but the results can be extraordinary.


We have printed successfully on a number of rice papers and we generally have small selection in stock

Lenticular Prints

More information

A pack of 2" x 3" paper/canvas samples is available for $10 which will be credited against your first order of $100 or more. Just email to order when we get you email request we will send you an invoice for $10 which you can pay on-line.




Image: Susan Abrams

Digital print on hand made paper

Image: Polly Apflebaum

digital print on PhotoTEX for Temple Contemporary

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