Introduction to Papers & Printing

At Full Gamut we print on a large variety of paper surfaces. Here you will find descriptions of the papers and their uses. Where extra information is available a link will be available if you click on the paper name.

Papers have been broken down into classes to help identify the purpose or look you are trying to achieve. When printing on Inkjet papers we have the option of using Matte or Photo Black ink. By matching the right ink with the right paper surface we are able to produce the maximum black for each surface.

In general papers that use Photo Black will appear to have a highr maximum density and wider colour gamut than the same image on a matte paper using Matte Black ink. The matte papers have a softer feel and the more textured papers exhibit the characteristics of water colour papers.

Feel free to contact us if you need help on deciding which paper best suits your project.

 

 

Baryta or Darkroom Style Papers - Photo Black Ink 

 

Brand 

Paper Name

Weight (gsm) 

Characteristics 

Paper Price Class 

Canson

Platine
Fibre Rag

310

Setting the benchmark for Digital Darkroom papers, Platine Fibre Rag provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. It has a 100% cotton base.

Platine Fibre Rag’s extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones make it the product of choice for the more discerning black and white as well as colour photographic prints. 

Premium

Ilford

Gold Fibre 
Silk

 315

GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk features an inkjet layer coated directly onto a true baryta (barium sulphate) layer and fibre base to produce images with exceptional gamut for vivid colour reproduction as well as creamy whites and velvety blacks for the unique look of traditional silver halide photo paper. 

Premium 

 

 

Matt Art Paper & Canvas - Matte Black Ink 

Brand 

Paper Name

Weight (gsm) 

Characteristics 

Paper Price Class 

Ilford        

Canson

Rag 
Photographique

310 & 210

Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking.  100% cotton

310 Premium

210 Midrange

Canson 

Velin 
Museum Rag

 315

This paper is naturally age-resistant and has a unique fine-grained, smooth surface and structure and offers a pure white tone without OBAs. It is ideal for sophisticated photographs and museum-grade applications, as well as fine Art printmaking. 100% cotton

 

Premium 

Hahnemuhle

Photo Rag

 308 &
188 

Photo Rag is a popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints.The fine, smooth surface and feel of Photo Rag make this paper very versatile and it is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth. 100% cotton.

308 Premium

188 Mid Range 

Hahnemuhle

William Turner

 310 &
190 

With its matt watercolour texture this paper is a genuine mould-made paper in both look and feel.William Turner is ideal for reproductions of traditional artworks and also for striking and expressive photo reproductions. 100% cotton.

310 Premium

190 Mid Range 

Ilford

Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag

 300

Breathing Colour

Lyve Canvas

 450

Lyve Canvas is a textured 19 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. No optical brighteners (OBA-free), yet still bright white. Visually and measureably superior resolution and dmax. 100+ years certified archival by an accredited 3rd party.

Premium;

 

 

 

 Mid Range Photo Papers – Photo Black Ink

 

Brand

Paper Name

Weight (gsm) 

Characteristics 

Paper Price Class 

Canson

Photo Satin RC

270

PhotoSatin Premium Resin Coated consists of an alpha cellulose acid-free art
paper coated with a structured polyethylene and a microporous receiver layer.This exceptional photographic paper has been designed to comply with the highest lifespan requirements.The surface aesthetic of PhotoSatin Premium RC is reminiscent of the original photochemical papers traditionally associated with the Baryta market.

This paper gives softened reflections on photographs. It is a great choice for black & white and colour photography. 

Mid Range

Canson

Proofing Paper

195

Canson Proofing Paper has a Fogra 39 certification, which is becoming the Australian standard. Offering the widest colour gamut available for accurate colour reproductions, this paper provides a base colour, weight and gloss level designed to match colour-critical commercial offset, press applications. 

 Mid Range

Epson

Premium Gloss

 250

This is a Resin Coated photo paper with a look and feel of real photographic paper. This media is ideal for photographic reproductions and graphic arts that require high quality images with a smooth high gloss surface. 

Mid Range

Chromajet

Metalic Pearl

 255

Chromajet Metallic Pearl 255gsm premium inkjet media are Australia’s first ever papers with metallic surface finish, that are designed for use in an inkjet printer.The pearlescent finish is similar to traditional silver-halide metallic photo papers, and offers exceptional image clarity, and brilliant colour reproduction with a cool, high-gloss metallic finish with a blue iridescence. 

Mid Range

 

 

Display Material – Matte Black Ink

 

Brand

Paper Name

Weight (gsm) 

Characteristics 

Paper Price Class 

Chromajet

Universal Backlight Film

 

Ideal for lightbox presentations, Chromajet Universal Backlight Film is a frontprint backlight film incorporating high moisture resistance with high colour fidelity.The film can be laminated hot or cold. 

Mid Range

Chromajet

High Res 180

180

Chromajet Hi-res 180 is a premium quality paper that is ideal for full colour graphics and applications from presentations and statistics through to poster and advertising printing. Its wide range of compatibiliy, along with the high whiteness and extremely high ink absorption results in a superior media. 

 Mid Range

Phototex

Phototex

 

Photo-Tex is a patented, adhesive fabric that can be easily applied almost anywhere, then removed and reused as desired
Photo-Tex’s unique adhesive will not leave a sticky residue, can be placed in all weather conditions, and will not shrink or curl.Application is simple. Photo-Tex won’t rip and easily pulls apart if stuck together during installation.