Friday, March 02, 2007

Inkjet Papers

Just a quick note about inkjet papers since I promised to report back on my findings. I've been using the Epson Fine Art Velvet paper which is really nice - 260 gsm, nice for color and black and white. I recently checked out the Hahnemühle photo rag papers in 310 and 188 gsm. They're both very nice - particularly the heavier paper which is almost as heavy as the 320 gsm COT-320 which I use for platinum prints. But I haven't been able to get black and white results that are quite as good as with the Epson paper. I don't think it's anything to do with the paper so much as that the R2400 has a very nice set of different densities of black ink and very smart driver software that really knows how to get the most out of their own paper. And in any case they don't look different enough from the Epson paper to offer both so I'm sticking with the Epson paper so far.

I've just ordered some Crane Museo Silver Rag. It's a heavy (300 gsm) rag paper that people have been raving about, and I just received a print done on it and it has a very nice look and feel to it.


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