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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

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 It's quite beautiful and a firm favourite here, particularly for portraiture and art reproductions of works originally made on creamier stocks.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
The world's most popular fine art inkjet paper. An absolutely classic, smooth, matte rag paper that everyone should try.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight308gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Smooth Cotton Rag 310gsm
A very smooth 100% cotton rag paper with no optical brighteners.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • 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!
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromBamboo 90%, Cotton 10%
  • Paper Weight290gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWarm
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info

Complete Range

Matte, Smooth

Canson Infinity Arches 88 310gsm
Arches 88 is a 100% cotton, classic mould-made inkjet paper with an ultra smooth matte surface.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310gsm
A lightly textured 100% cotton rag, very similar to the original etching and printmaking papers.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Epson Archival Matte 189gsm
An excellent matte paper for proofing purposes.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWood Pulp
  • Paper Weight189gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Agave 290gsm
This sustainable, eco-friendly paper is made from Agave fibres, with a wonderfully warm tone and balanced surface texture.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From70% Agave, 30% Cotton
  • Paper Weight290gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Textured
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • 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!
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromBamboo 90%, Cotton 10%
  • Paper Weight290gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWarm
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Hemp 290gsm
A smooth, lightly textured environmentally friendly fine art paper created from sustainable hemp fibres.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From60% Hemp, 40% Cotton
  • Paper Weight290gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
The world's most popular fine art inkjet paper. An absolutely classic, smooth, matte rag paper that everyone should try.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight308gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Deckle Edge 308gsm
A beautiful hand crafted deckle edge version of the ever popular Photo Rag.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight308gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic 340gsm
A heavyweight fine art paper with the characteristic Photo Rag surface structure and a luxurious warm toned metallic shimmer.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight340gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White TonePearlescent
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Fine Art Smooth 200gsm
An affordable, warm toned, smooth matte paper.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight200gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Fine Art Smooth Pearl 270gsm
An acid free, smooth matte paper with a slight texture and satiny sheen.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight270gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Premium Matt Duo 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
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Smooth Cotton Rag 310gsm
A very smooth 100% cotton rag paper with no optical brighteners.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Smooth Cotton Sonora 320gsm
A 100% cotton warm-toned fine art paper with a wonderfully smooth surface texture.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight320gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWarm
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Tesuki-Washi Echizen Smooth 110gsm
A smooth, lightly textured Japanese Washi paper composed of Hemp and Mulberry delivering high quality black and white printing results.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWashi
  • Paper Weight110gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Tesuki-Washi Echizen Warmtone Smooth 110gsm
A warm toned, smooth handmade Japanese Washi paper made with a mixture of Hemp and Kozo fibres.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWashi
  • Paper Weight110gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWarm
  • Acid Free?
  • 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
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Washi Torinoko 110gsm
A traditional Japanese Washi (rice) paper with a fine textured surface.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWashi
  • Paper Weight110gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Red River Aurora Natural Fine Art Cards 285gsm
A heavier weight, 100% cotton fine art printable inkjet card with a warm white tone. Closest match to the old Museo Artists Cards.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight285gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWarm
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Red River Aurora White Fine Art Cards 285gsm
A heavier weight, 100% cotton fine art version of our other Red River cards, with the more traditional rag matte surface texture.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight285gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Red River Polar Matte Cards 230gsm
Give your artwork added impact with this bright white, smooth matt printable inkjet card.
N.B. Please visit the full listing for important info on some variants.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight230gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Acid Free?
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info