A beautiful baryta gloss paper - the last of the discontinued stock available!
This paper was a terribly sad loss to the inkjet printing world when it was discontinued. Harman (the original/parent company of Ilford, and still the makers of Ilford Photo products to this day) - were on to a real winner here. To this day, despite many attempts, I don't think any other gloss fibre based inkjet paper has beaten this one - it just hit the nail absolutely on the head. It is absolutely fair to call it a Lost Classic.
Whilst a lot of papers claim to look like FB darkroom papers - this one really does - closer than any before or after I think. When Harman stopped operations, this was the only paper people really missed, and to this day (years and years later) we still get regular enquiries about it. This is the very last stock we're ever going to see and we only found it by sheer fluke.
Absolutely no other fibre gloss paper is as good at a price like this - not even close! Remember you can split A3 to A4 simply by cutting it in half, to.
Please note: At time of writing we have just 40 x A3 15 sheet packs remaining. Usually $94, now only $30!!
As usual, we can not accept any returns or exchanges on clearance products.
An instant dry photo paper with an Alumina coating ensuring a high degree of glossiness, optical image density and vibrancy.
The Baryta layer gives the prints greater detail and definition and the look and feel of real photographic paper. The specially developed anti-curl system ensures the prints remain flat after printing.
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.
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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.
What is the paper base made from?
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.
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!
What is the white tone of the paper?
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.
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?
Does the paper contain chemicals in it to brighten its appearance?
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