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Canson Infinity Arches BFK Rives White 310gsm

BFK Rives White is a gently textured, traditional mould-made printmaking paper made from 100% cotton and well suited for art reproduction.

Sample of this paper available in: Canson Infinity Arches Fine Art Discovery Pack
A4 25 Sheet Box (sku: PCIBFKW_77.11.400110668) $61.00
A3 25 Sheet Box (sku: PCIBFKW_77.11.400110670) $121.00
A3+ 25 Sheet Box (sku: PCIBFKW_77.11.400110671) $151.00
A2 25 Sheet Box (sku: PCIBFKW_77.11.400110672)
Currently on back order - awaiting ETA. Please use 'Ask a Question' to be notified when we have more information.
$252.00
17in by 15m Roll (sku: PCIBFKW_77.11.400110674) $228.00
24in by 15m Roll (sku: PCIBFKW_78.11.400110676) $310.00
44in by 15m Roll (sku: PCIBFKW_78.11.400110678) $533.00

Description

Canson Infinity BFK Rives White is a 100% cotton paper with a perfectly balanced soft grain that brings out the detail in every image. This unique printmaking paper base is manufactured on a traditional cylinder mould machine at the Arches paper mill, one of the oldest papermakers in France.

As a result of using 100% cotton rag and the time-honoured manufacturing process, the paper has a very soft and supple feel. The paper has a natural white tone and is completely free of any optical brighteners (OBAs). The unique inkjet receiving layer produces prints with superb colour rendition, deep blacks and natural whites offering photographers, artists and printmakers the opportunity to create images with superb tonal range, excellent highlights and mid-tones.

BFK Rives White is a prestigious paper and offers artists, printmakers and photographers alike the ability to create digital fine art prints on an authentic Arches paper for both limited and open edition work.

Construction - Fibre Based

Construction

Fibre Based

Substrate - 100% Cotton<br>(acid free)

Substrate

100% Cotton
(acid free)

Paper Weight - 310 gsm

Paper Weight

310 gsm

Surface Texture - Matte, Textured

Surface Texture

Matte, Textured

White Tone - White

White Tone

White

Optical Brighteners? - No

Optical Brighteners?

Specifications

Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.

We try very hard to keep these up to date and correct, but if a particular specification is really critical to you, then please double check the specification directly with the manufacturer. Some features may of course have caveats not fully described here.

To get more information about a particular specification, use the arrow to get a 'Specxplanation'.

  • Construction
    Fibre Based

    Papers are constructed in two main ways:

    Resin Coated papers are the modern approach. These use less fibre and replace the fibre with resin (a nice name for plastic). This means these papers are cheap, strong and robust, but tend to be less attractive to the touch and accept less ink. They tend to have a clinical appearance and it's hard to write on the back of them. They tend to be popular in the consumer and wedding/portrait markets.

    Fibre Based papers are traditional papers made without plastic, using only plant fibres. These tend to accept more ink and have a more attractive appearance, and these are the papers most of our customers favour.

  • Substrate
    100% Cotton

    What is the paper base made from?

    Possibilities include:

    • Wood Pulp - the most common and cheapest
    • Alpha Cellulose - the best part of wood pulp, separated. Generally tested as archival as cotton etc
    • Cotton - the most common fine art paper fibre
    • Bamboo - an ecologically friendly alternative to cotton
    • Mulberry & more - many other plant fibres can be used to make archival paper
  • Coating
    Microporous

    These days almost all papers are microporous coated - meaning they'll accept inks from both dye based and pigment printers well.

    In years past, some papers had a swellable coating - designed to give a greater life to prints with dye based inks but this approach has fallen out of favour.

  • Paper Weight
    310 gsm

    In 'gsm' - grams per square metre.

    Not, technically, the same as paper thickness, but obviously correlated. The heft of the paper. European art papers are traditionally generally around the 300gsm mark. Asian papers historically tended to be lighter, 100 to 200 gsm.

    Papers with a higher GSM tend to have more opacity, i.e. you see less through them.

  • Surface Texture
    Matte, Textured

    What is the surface texture of the paper?

    We divide this into six groups. We go by the appearance of the actual paper and not what the manufacturer might label the box with!

    • Matte - smooth and texture
    • Gloss - semi, gloss, and high gloss
    • Double Sided - special case papers that are printable to full quality on both sides.
  • White Tone
    White

    What is the white tone of the paper?

    • Cool White - a paper with a distinctly cool (blue) tone
    • Bright White - A paper that is brighter than non brightened papers, but not overly cool
    • White - a natural clean white tone for an art paper - most Photo Rag papers fall here
    • Warm - a distinctly warmer, creamier paper
    • Pearlescent - a distinct warm grey tone (generally found only with metallic papers)
  • Compatible Inks
    Pigment Inks (use matte black)
    Dye Based Inks

    What ink type (dye and/or pigments) can you use with the paper?

    Also, if using pigment inks and you have a choice, should you use the Matte Black or Photo Black ink?

  • Acid Free?

    Is this paper acid free?

    Acid in paper leads to earlier yellowing and the paper will also become brittle more quickly. Thus for a paper to be archival, it needs to be acid free.

    Papers which are not acid free are generally best used for proofing (test printing), and shorter term purposes. That is, they are not considered to be a fine art level product, or suitable for print sales into the art or professional photography markets.

    This does not, of course, mean these papers will vanish or discolour overnight - they generally still have life-spans suitable for commercial work and above or on par with e.g. typical photo chemistry papers. They are thus suitable to markets like signage, or the decor market (e.g. print sales for kiddies bedrooms, for example) - but should be avoided if you're trying to sell your work as a serious art level product.

    In general, papers made from cotton are naturally acid free, which is one reason they are often favoured. Other fibres, like Kozo, are also naturally acid free. High grade wood pulp papers can also be made to be acid free, however, if the lignin/acid is removed from the pulp.

  • Optical Brighteners?

    Does the paper contain chemicals in it to brighten its appearance?

    More on this here.

  • Full Specifications
  • Paper Type To Use In Driver

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