Papers and Canvas
We Currently Offer the Following
Art Papers and Canvas
Note: If there is a particular paper or canvas you wish to use but we do not have in stock, ask us and we will consider ordering it. In many cases we would be happy to special order paper and canvas that meets our client's special needs. We are a specialty printer and believe that our attention to detail and our choice of the finest papers sets us apart from the rest.
Fine Art Paper
Moab Entrada Bright White Rag, 300gsm, by Legion: This is a wonderful Gicleé Rag paper by Legion. It has a smooth, velvet feel to it, a bright white point, and it's nice and thick. It takes up the ink very well, and allows for rich, saturated prints. This is a great Velvet Fine Art Paper, and works very well for watercolor and pastel reproductions. This paper can be rolled and it will quickly lay flat again (no curl), which is fantastic for artists that roll ship their work. We love this paper.
Moab Entrada Natural Rag, 300gsm, by Legion: This is a wonderful Gicleé Rag paper by Legion. It has a smooth, velvet feel to it, a bright white point, and it's nice and thick. It takes up the ink very well, and allows for rich, saturated prints. This is a great Velvet Fine Art Paper, and works very well for watercolor and pastel reproductions. This paper can be rolled and it will quickly lay flat again (no curl), which is fantastic for artists that roll ship their work. We love this paper.
Hahnemühle Bamboo 290g: The world's first digital Fine Art Inkjet paper made from bamboo fibers combines spiritual photography with environmental friendliness. This natural art paper with its premium receptive coating guarantees Fine Art prints with a 3-dimensional image depth and is particularly suitable for warm-toned color and monochrome prints. Its fine soft surface also lends a tangible fourth dimension to fine art prints. (Billed as Fine Art Paper)
Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl 285g: Fine Art Pearl 285 gsm -100% Α-Cellulose - bright white - pearl-finish
The bright white of Fine Art Pearl enables impressive contrasts and pictorial depth in black and white or color photography. The special coating provides a pearl-finish.
Harman by Hahnemühle Gloss Baryta is a true Baryta paper which has been refined for inkjet printers and mimics the look of traditional photographic fine art media. This archival paper has a smooth, white, glossy surface and can display an amazing tonal range, ideal for B&W images. It is compatible with dye- and pigment-based inks in both B&W and color and you will be surprised at the depth and vibrancy this paper can deliver.
Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350 gsm RAG: Working closely with some of the world's most noted digital photographers Hahnemühle has developed its new Museum Etching 350 gsm 100% rag fine art paper for the North American market. The paper, with its subtle surface texture, has the look and feel of Hahnemühle's highly sought after German Etching paper. Museum Etching natural white paper is exceptional for black and white or color production allowing for smooth, delicate tonal gradations. The heavier weight is ideally suited for larger prints as well as small. This paper meets or exceeds any museum standard for fine art digital papers.
Hahnemühle William Turner 310: William Turner is a genuine mould-made paper in both look and feel with its matte watercolor texture. It is ideal for reproductions of traditional artworks and also for striking and expressive photo reproductions.
Hahnemühle Sugar Cane 300g combines the high standards of fine art inkjet paper with responsible use of raw materials. A "bagasse" pulp is used that is a by-product of raw sugar production. The cotton portion is made from recycling their own paper waste. Displaying fine texture of a pastel paper, Sugar Cane lends every image an artistic look and feel.
Crane Museo Textured Fine Art Paper: This is a fine textured paper. This is our standard recommended textured fine art watercolor paper. It has a nice texture to it with plenty of tooth and has a consistent white surface that offers fine color for demanding color accuracy.
Arches Magiclée Textured Fine Art Paper: This is a fine watercolor paper that offers a nice textured and good color. These 230gsm papers are 100% cotton, PH neutral, have a slightly off-white color and are extremely durable. The manufacture of Arches paper dates back to 1748 when hand paper-making factories were established at Arches, France. Under the management of the Arjomari Paper Group, the Arches mill is responsible for maintaining the centuries-old tradition of mould-made paper-making in France.
Somerset Photo Enhanced Textured: This is a 255g, specially coated one side paper yielding sharp vibrant photographic output with the feel of watercolor paper. It's perfect for artists and photographers who demand sharp photo quality and also want to the luxurious feel of fine art paper. This paper offers a wide color gamut with excellent color fidelity. Mould-made in England by St. Cuthbert's Mill-Inveresk PLC, Somerset Photo Enhanced Textured paper is 100% cotton, neutral pH, with an inkjet receptive surface treatment to increase color gamut and maximize ink loads. It is an acid free archival quality paper. The paper is also buffered with calcium carbonate for protection from contaminants.
EleganceTM Velvet from Breathing Color: This is a310g, PH neutral, 100% cotton rag acid free, water-resistant natural white watercolor paper. The paper is mould-made with a vellum cold-press surface. It has a high white point, and a remarkable ink load capacity that can be pushed beyond the standard thought of limitation. This paper has a thick velvet feel, a good tooth, and nice color. Although we will usually tend toward the Arches, there are times we recommend this.
SterlingTM from Breathing Color: This 100% cotton, acid free, 210g natural white paper has a smooth matte finish and is water-resistant. Sterling Decor is a super smooth watercolor paper with an excellent color gamut, making it a great all around fine art reproduction paper for both photography and artwork. This paper now also comes in a 285g and 310g thickness.
Optica One Smooth: by Breathing Color. This is a flat bright white paper that works well for Photography as well as line drawings, colored pencil reproductions and pen & ink.
Moenkopi Unryu Rice Paper: This is wild stuff. It has a creamy color to it and some fibers run through it giving it a unique texture and design. This is a fun paper for the right application.
Canson William Turner: This is a very heavy paper, and heavily textured, almost sandy paper. It's a nice rough paper. Slightly more rough than the Museo textured.
eSatin: Premium Luster Photo Paper from Lexjet: Wedding, portrait and school photographers have traditionally used luster papers for their photos. Lexjet's e-Satin is the finest luster paper we've found for photography. We have many discerning, professional photographers that use our Lexjet e-Satin luster paper for gallery shows sales of their fine art photographic prints. This is our staple photo paper, giving us the most consistent, impressive results for our clients.
Premium Archival Matte Paper: Lexjet's Premium Archival Matte is a fine matte paper with a good white point. Some use this for cards and final prints, but we use it mainly for proofing and poster work. We love the color, and it's a heavier paper than most people use for proofing. For us it's a great balance between cost and quality. Since the color most closely matches the white point of our canvas and fine art water color papers, this is what we use for proofing. We also use it for some production work and posters, lamination projects and other finished products. It's an all around nice paper if you're not looking for a "specialty", expensive fine art paper.
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: This paper offers the highest gloss level of any photographic paper. Producing vivid life-like images that rival those of traditional silver halide prints, the ultra glossy finish and extremely wide color gamut, make this paper a favorite among discerning photographers. Its instant drying and non-cockling characteristics make use, handling, and display of the finished output trouble-free. It creates highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and high D-Max for true photographic reproductions. This paper can also be easily laminated to provide protection from light and moisture.
Sunset Fiber Elite:This is a semi-glossy photo paper that emulates the look and feel of traditional silver halide papers. Particularly well suited to black & white photography, photo restoration projects and sepia tones. We love this paper and will recommend it when we think it's appropriate. (Billed as Fine Art Paper)
Sunset Metallic Pearl:Building on our award-winning lineup of inkjet materials, Lexjet Sunset Photo Metallic Paper represents a breakthrough for inkjet photo papers. This paper enables you to create stunning prints that previously could be output only in a darkroom. The metallic, high-gloss surface on this 10-mil, 255g photo paper results in prints that are sharp, vibrant, and exceptionally rich-looking. This paper provides the perfect way to make portraits, commercial display prints, and competition prints that stand out from the others. The instant-dry, scratch-resistant surface of LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic Paper makes it practical for everyday use in busy studios.
Epson Premium Glossy: Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper offers the highest gloss level of any Epson resin coated photographic paper. Producing vivid life-like images that rival those of traditional silver halide prints, the ultra glossy finish, coupled with a 10 mil thickness and extremely wide color gamut, make this paper a favorite among discerning photographers. Its instant drying and non-cockling characteristics make use, handling, and display of the finished output trouble-free. It creates highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and high D-Max for true photographic reproductions. This paper can also be easily laminated to provide protection from light and moisture.
Epson Premium Luster: Wedding, portrait and fine-art photographers have traditionally used luster paper for their photos. Now Epson offers new Premium Luster Photo Paper (260), the upgraded version of its popular Premium Luster Photo Paper (250), to digital printmakers. Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions. Its 10-mil RC base gives prints a photographic feel, and keeps the paper cockle-free.
Epson Enhanced Matte: For photographers seeking a flat matte surface, EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper is the ideal choice. This bright white paper is perfect for images that do not require gloss. It yields highly saturated images, while maintaining excellent highlight and shadow detail. Designed primarily for use with UltraChrome™ Inks, EPSON Archival™ Inks, and DuraBrite™ Inks, this versatile paper can also be used with dye-based inks. Hobbyists, professional photographers and digital artists alike will find EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper a remarkable solution for any project.
Condor Brite White by Hawk Mountain: This 300gsm, 22 mil bright white fine art paper is perfect for photographs and fine art reproductions. Made from 100% cotton and acid free, this paper has excellent archival characteristics. It has a velvet cold-press finish, is coated on both sides.
Optica One Smooth: by Breathing Color. This is a flat bright white paper that works well for Photography as well as line drawings, colored pencil reproductions and pen & ink. (Billed as Fine Art Paper)
Clear Film: This transparent film can be hung in windows, or it can be used as the transparent film to burn silk screens. We've also had artists use this in combination with other things for light box type layered arrangements.
White backlit film: This is a semi-matte white, semi-transparent film that's used for light-boxes. If you've seen light-boxes in places like the airport with backlit signs, then you know what this looks like. While the most prominent use is for advertising, we do have plenty of photographic and art applications using light boxes.
Breathing Color Lyve: (This is our default canvas) 19 mil, 450gsm matte poly-cotton inkjet canvas. Archival Certified, OBA-free Unleashed in May 2009 under the bold mantra "Go Live with Lyve", the award-winning Lyve™ Canvas is poised to take the printing industry by storm. With eye-popping color gamut and dmax, coupled with critical archival certification and the ability to apply a laminate hassle-free, it sets a new standard of exceptionalism in fine art and photographic printmaking. Internally, we refer to this masterful blend of artistry and engineering as "the game changer" that will capture every nuance in your images. The Lyve™ Canvas is a 19 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. Unlike 99% of available inkjet canvas products on the market today (for giclee printing), this canvas utilizes our "Chromata White" optical brightener additive-free (i.e. No OBA's are used in this product) and fluorescent whitening agent-free breakthrough technology.
Note on Canvas: Our Standard canvas is the Breathing Color Lyve. We also offer Hahnemühle Monet and Deguerre canvases. For larger orders or regular clients we can also special order or stock a specific canvas type of you have a special preference.
We have in past worked with many canvas types, and are familiar with and have used Torino, Lexjet, Bulldog, Epson and others.
Canvas UV Varnishes
Timeless Gloss, Satin, and Matte Varnish:
Released in March 2010, Timeless is a proprietary print varnish that has been developed to protect, preserve and enhance fine art and photographic prints produced on digital inkjet printers. Timeless was developed to be a significant cant upgrade to the available print varnishes on the market today for the following reasons:
- Ease of Use: there is no mixing required; the product is ready to use exactly as you receive it. It is very easy to hand-roll and spray using HVLP. - Extremely Fast Drying: this product dries extremely fast, making it one of the most admired features of early users.
- Enhanced UV Protection: for added longevity. - Clear Finish: once dry, the coating is crystal clear. When used with our Lyve Canvas, No Canvas Shrinkage Will Occur: Timeless and Lyve were designed to optimize one another. This benefit is not reproduce-able with any other canvas.
- Anti-fungals: an important feature for high humidity environments. - Incredible Gloss: Our gloss is extremely high and has already convinced glossy canvas users, who typically require an extremely high gloss, to switch to our Lyve Canvas and Timeless as their new and superior solution. - Finally, a True Matte: The industry has been waiting too long for this. It was very expensive to make, but we did it. Try this on Fine Art Paper and display your prints without glass.
Hahnemühle Protective Spray 400 ml
The Hahnemühle Protective Spray offers incredible protection for your valuable ink-based images. This odorless spray seals the printed surfaces and protects them from dirt, fingerprints and moisture. It increases the water-resistance of printouts and protects images from fading caused by UV rays.
The Protective Spray is fast-drying and does not turn yellow. It is completely transparent and has no influence whatsoever on the original colors of the paper.
Materials and Banners
Water Resistant Satin: Made by Lexjet, this printable satin makes for fine hanging banners. Note that it is not washable. The surface has a bright white surface, and can be used for banners or for applications with a back lighting. We're sure there are other applications too that we haven't thought of. Please inquire if interested as this medium is not yet listed in our price list due to the fact that we offer a limited range of sizes using Satin Cloth.
Adhesive Removable Vinyl: This is a super fun medium. It is a removable adhesive vinyl that is water resistant, and can be made more water proof by applying a UV coating. The vinyl can be stuck to just about anything, and removed easily and reused. Just peel it off and stick it somewhere else. Lots of fun applications for both art and advertising!
Adhesive Removable Fabric (Photo Tex): This is also a super fun medium. It is a removable adhesive fabric that is water resistant, and can be made more water proof by applying a UV coating. The material can be stuck to just about anything, and removed easily and reused. Just peel it off and stick it somewhere else. Lots of fun applications for both art and advertising! The advantage to the fabric as opposed to the above vinyl is that it's easier to apply as wall paper as you can squeeze out the air bubbles, and it takes a top coating better in our opinion.
3P Country Cotton (Water Resistant Cotton): Great for making throw pillows! Although this isn't rated for running through the washing machine, this material has good color and has a thick, sturdy weave. We use this in in photo-pillows and art-pillows that we make as a finished product.
Express Heavy Banner: For Indoor banners, display booths and other indoor signage. This is a loose weave that allows some light to come through. Great for indoor banners and signs. Sew a loop at the top and bottom for hanging banners, or have us make ready made banners for you.
Bull Denim: Fully washable cotton Denim, 10oz. Great for vests, jackets and other clothing. Great for making art clothing!
Cotton Poplin: Fully washable cotton poplin fabric. Great for quilting.
Make your own Gicleé Medium
We also carry several types of "Inkaid", a coating product that allows printers to turn any substrate into a giclee printing medium, as well as the Golden brand. This means that we can offer artists the option of printing on many different mediums, such as rice paper, washi, hand made papers and special recycled art papers. Please inquire if you are interested, as this kind of custom service also requires quotes on a case by case basis. However, the important thing to note is that we are happy to work with artists to meet their unique needs.
Aluminum Prints: We print on brushed aluminum! The prints are absolutely stunning, and very durable. All aluminum prints are
finished with a protective clear coating to reduce scratching and improve UV protection and longevity of the print. See our pricing page for
details. Aluminum prints are a great way to make your prints stand out.