Paper Types

We offer a number of different papers that you can choose from. Most of our prints are well-suited for all types of framing including the low cost frames from Ikea and other stores. Our panoramic photos may require custom framing.

HIGH QUALITY, BUDGET PRINTS - Quality prints in gloss or matte finishes

A. Poster Paper Matte - 250gsm Low-cost solution for framing and mounting

Printed in 6 colour CMYK with low gloss levels ink onto a medium-weight matte paper. Suitable for indoor use but not suited for archiving purposes.  

B. Ilford Omnijet Gloss - 235gsm Ideal for professional framing and mounting

This paper gives you a smooth, glossy finish for all types of photos with the look of true photographic prints. An impressive photo paper, FSC Certified (C107238), that combines the superb imaging performance that you would expect from an Ilford product. Printed with pigment inks onto a medium gloss, considerable weight (235gsm) paper. Should ideally be protected by framing or lamination for optimum longevity being an instant dry resin coated paper that otherwise may attract contaminants.

C. Premium Ultra Matte - 250gsm The paper that looks great in a frame

Premium Ultra Matte paper is the perfect choice for producing stunning prints with exceptional image reproduction. Using the industry benchmark Epson printer and Epson UltraChrome archival inks this paper prints to perfection. This sturdy paper is our best seller.

D. Ilford Smooth Pearl – 310gsm A classic photographic look and one of the world’s most popular photo papers.

Ilford Smooth Pearl paper features the very latest HDR optically clear coating and coupled with recent advancements in inkjet receiving layer design. This makes it a reference media for producing images with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut. The high-density, resin coated heavyweight base and smooth pearl finish not only eliminate glare and finger prints but, with its natural photographic white tint, produces the true look and feel of a photograph. For outstanding imaging performance, combined with the benefit of ‘touch dry’ from the printer, this pearl surface media is the choice of many professionals.

GICLÉE FINE ART PRINTS - Museum quality paper and inks

Wanting prints that still look good after a number of decades? You should consider our Giclée fine art prints in 2 varieties of paper stock. Giclée prints use the highest quality cotton rag materials, such as Canson and Ilford. We use the same papers that are used in artworks and museums around the globe. Only Epson and Canon colour pigment printers are used, and these devices have a reputation for producing unsurpassed colour depth using inks that meet the most stringent archival standards.

E. Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag - 310gsm A textured archival paper producing crisp details

The most affordable Giclée option is Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm, which is 100% Cotton Rag Matt paper for the very best in fine art printing. The textured surface grain becomes an integral part of the image, adding dimension and enhancing lighter printed areas. This is an archival paper that will give lasting image stability for many years and produce crisp detail. This is not a smooth surface, but has a slight texture to it that enhances certain prints.

F. Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310gsm A smooth archival paper offering beautiful depth to your images.

The most expensive Giclée paper that we offer is Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310gsm, which is designed to meet the longevity requirements of galleries and museums. This acid free fine art paper will resist gas fading and maximise the conservation of your prints. This paper offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel.