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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, especially when it comes to inkjet papers. You have your favorites
and maybe think, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But sometimes a change may be just what you need.
With that in mind, we picked our favorite inkjet papers that have helped us create some bold, new
looks with our printed photos.
Canson InfInIty Baryta PhotograPhIque
Canson, a company founded in 1557 (yes, it’s that old), has a long and notable papermaking history. Artists have been using papers from its mills for centuries and, in fact, the first hot air
balloon—which dates back to 1782—was made from Canson paper. Plus Nash Editions used
Canson’s Arches watercolor paper when it pioneered Iris printing. One of Canson’s standout
papers is Baryta Photographique, which won the 2010 Technical Image Press Association
( TIPA) award for best inkjet paper. Designed to deliver the look and feel of a silver halide print,
this paper is coated with a layer of barium sulphate. Baryta Photographique acid-free paper
is pure white, which, along with being able to deliver rich blacks for black-and-white prints,
offers great dynamic range for color photos, too. Available in cut sheets starting at 8. 5 x
11 inches and rolls up to 44 inches x 50 feet, this 310 gsm paper is designed for use with
pigment inks. If you’re curious about some of Canson’s other papers, pick up a Discovery
Pack with 12 assorted papers—including the Baryta—for under $20.
Prices: $12 to $232