by Chromajet

Chromajet Metallic Pearl 255gsm

Gorgeous, highly dimensional high gloss paper with a remarkable 'pearlescent' metallic finish

A4 25 Sheet Box (sku: PCCMP_D65IHFA4 ) $36.00
A3 25 Sheet Box (sku: PCCMP_D65IHFA3 ) $67.00
A3+ 25 Sheet Box (sku: PCCMP_D65IHFA3+) $83.00
A2 25 Sheet Box (sku: CCMP_D65IHFA2) $129.00
17in by 25m Roll (sku: PCCMP_D65IHF43025 ) $206.00
24in by 25m Roll (sku: PCCMP_D65IHF61025 ) $284.00
44in by 25m Roll (sku: PCCMP_D65IHF112025 ) $506.00
Chromajet Metallic Pearl 255gsm Master Image
Chromajet Metallic Pearl 255gsm Master Image

Description

This paper has to be seen to be believed, it's really gorgeous. It's a high gloss media with a remarkable metallic pearl finish. With the right images it can really make them sing like no other paper - with a highly three dimensional look.

Chromajet Metallic Pearl is the best inkjet match for Kodak's classic Endura Metallic paper (but it's actually better than the Kodak stuff!).

Very high gloss and with a unique `pearlescent` appearance (warm grey base tone), it's a very high impact paper great for landscapes and architectural images. This should be tried by everyone at least once, for the right images it is a truly remarkable paper.

Here's their blurb:

Centurion Metallic Pearl Photo Paper is a premium inkjet paper with a unique pearlescent surface finish, designed for use with an inkjet printer. The finish is similar to traditional silver-halide metallic photographic papers and offers exceptional image clarity and brilliant colour reproduction with a cool, high-gloss metallic finish with a blue iridescence.

Chromajet Centurion papers are compatible with any inkjet printer and require no special inks, or finishing techniques to achieve the metallic pearl effect. Used for the application of photography and art print reproductions, this media is compatible with both dye and pigment inks has an excellent black density, huge colour gamut volume and features a unique high-gloss metallic finish. This media is also quick drying and wipefast with a high batch-to-batch stability and high moisture resistance.

Best printing results occur in a standard environment on 15-25 degrees celcius and 40-60% relative humidity. For problem-free running, always store the printing medium in the original packaging and protect it from sunlight and moisture.

The 100% virgin fibre media is sourced from sustainable forests and has received the Nordic Swan Award; the most demanding ecological mark in international paper. The manufacturing mill maintains ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification, recycles water, uses waste products as an energy source with waste and effluent treatment systems in place. There are no detectable dioxin discharges in the manufacture of this product.

Construction - Fibre Based

Construction

Fibre Based

Substrate - 100% Virgin Fibre

Substrate

100% Virgin Fibre

Paper Weight - 255 gsm

Paper Weight

255 gsm

Surface Texture - Gloss

Surface Texture

Gloss

White Tone - Pearlescent

White Tone

Pearlescent

Optical Brighteners? - Yes

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% Virgin Fibre

    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
  • Paper Weight
    255 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
    Gloss

    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
    Pearlescent

    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)
  • 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.

  • Compatible Inks
    Pigment Inks (use photo 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?

  • Optical Brighteners?

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

    More on this here.

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