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Inkjet Papers

Matte, Smooth

...what you get is just the image itself, in its purest form...

Since around 2000 when Hahnemühle released their now legendary Photo Rag paper to the market, matte smooth fine art inkjet papers have become the most popular type of fine art inkjet paper in the world (and even now Photo Rag is still the most popular version of this type of paper by far!).

Smooth matte papers offer unmatched expression for both photographic and illustrative works. There's no texture to impair detail, no specular highlights or optical flare to worry about like  you get with gloss and semi-gloss papers - what you get is just the image itself, in its purest form.

This is why these papers have become so beloved over the last 15 years, and now if you visit for example the AIPP awards, you will see perhaps 80% or more of images printed on these materials.

Image Science

Our Favourites

Museo Portfolio Rag - our favourite paper of all, particularly in sheet form. Lovely flat sheets thanks to a special treatment of the rear of the paper to reduce or eliminate paper curl, and spectacular blacks give this print quality second to none. It also has a little tougher surface, and is more rigid than the other alternatives.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag - the classic, and we still print vastly more of this than any other paper in our services. A lovely smooth soft surface, natural cotton feel, great pricing and excellent availability & reliability make this the king of this market by far.

Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag - new player on the market and a great new choice. A little more organic feeling than the other two Rag papers.

Hahnemühle Bamboo - this is a highly ecologically friendly smooth matte paper with a lovely warm tone and is proving very popular. It's quite beautiful and a firm favourite here, particularly for portraiture and art reproductions of works originally made on creamier stocks.

Museo Portfolio Rag 300gsm
This is our favourite paper of all time! Gorgeous matte rag surface and the best blacks in the business!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight300gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
Photo Rag is the venerable classic & the best known of all the matte rag papers
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight308gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Smooth Cotton Rag 310gsm
A very smooth 100% cotton rag paper with no optical brighteners.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm
Our favourite warmtone fine art paper - with rich & velvety tones. It's also highly eco-friendly making it pretty much perfect in our book!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromBamboo 90%, Cotton 10%
  • Paper Weight290gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWarm
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info

Complete Range

Matte, Smooth

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310gsm
A lightly textured 100% cotton rag, very similar to the original etching and printmaking papers.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 210gsm
A lighter weight version of the very smooth 100% cotton rag paper, Rag Photographique
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight210gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310gsm
A very smooth, 100% cotton rag paper - perfect for fine art black & white and colour photography.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity Rag Photographique Duo 220gsm
A double sided, extra smooth 100% cotton rag paper! Perfect for albums and folios.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight220gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity Velin Museum Rag 250gsm
A smooth, fine grained archival rag with a pure white tone in a lighter 250gsn weight
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight250gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity Velin Museum Rag 315gsm
A smooth, fine grained archival rag with a pure white tone.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight315gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Epson Archival Matte 189gsm
An excellent matte paper for proofing purposes.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWood Pulp
  • Paper Weight189gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm
Our favourite warmtone fine art paper - with rich & velvety tones. It's also highly eco-friendly making it pretty much perfect in our book!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromBamboo 90%, Cotton 10%
  • Paper Weight290gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWarm
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 188gsm
A lighter weight version of the popular Photo Rag 308gsm
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight188gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
Photo Rag is the venerable classic & the best known of all the matte rag papers
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight308gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 500gsm
A very heavyweight version of the popular Photo Rag paper.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight500gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Book and Album 220gsm
A paper made specifically for creating books or albums - has a determined grain for a smooth turning of pages.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight220gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White 310gsm
A pure white version of the popular Photo Rag paper.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Deckle Edge 308gsm
A beautiful hand crafted deckle edge version of the ever popular Photo Rag.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight308gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Duo 276gsm
Photo Rag paper coated on both sides - perfect for doing folio books!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight276gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm
A super smooth, brighter white Photo Rag
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight305gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Rice Paper 100gsm
A delicate, thin, light paper traditionally used for Japanese ink drawings & calligraphy
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight100gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Heavyweight Duo Matt 310gsm
A simple heavyweight, double sided paper for quality printing.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWood Pulp
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Premium Duo Matt 200gsm
A lighter weight, smooth double sided paper perfect for albums, invitations and other creative printing applications.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWood Pulp
  • Paper Weight200gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Smooth Cotton Rag 310gsm
A very smooth 100% cotton rag paper with no optical brighteners.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm
An 100% cotton rag with a smooth slightly textured surface.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Washi Torinoko 110gsm
A traditional Japanese Washi (rice) paper with a fine textured surface.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWashi
  • Paper Weight110gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Museo Portfolio Rag 300gsm
This is our favourite paper of all time! Gorgeous matte rag surface and the best blacks in the business!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight300gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info