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5 Reasons to use Fotospeed Fine Art Papers

As a photographer, you put a lot of work into your art, from choosing the right gear to setting your exposure to perfecting your images in post. That attention to detail allows photographers to capture amazing images on an entirely different level than the average photos floating around the web, even of the same subjects. But do you ever feel like you could be missing one small but essential detail?

Fotospeed Fine Art papers are the final touch that turns amazing digital images into a physical work of art. As the “fine art” in the name suggests, this isn’t your ordinary over-glossed paper. Here are five reasons that Fotospeed Fine Art papers are that final but essential detail.

Fine Art papers have a print life of over 85 years.

Most paper actually contains acid. Over the years, the acid will eventually eat away at the image. Printing your images isn’t just a way to display them, but to protect them from a technical glitch erasing all your work. Print on your average piece of paper, and your image won’t last long. All Fotospeed Fine Art papers, on the other hand, are rated to last over 85 years.

Fine art papers are color neutral.

Anyone who has ever shopped for a wedding dress knows that “white” isn’t just one color, but several. White is more than just a single shade for photographers as well. Low quality photo papers often don’t start out as a neutral white. That means the colors in your shots are starting out on a bad note before the ink even hits the paper.

Fine art papers have a wide color gamut.

Different papers will absorb ink at a different rate, which means choosing a paper is essential to getting an accurate color. Fotospeed’s fine art papers are designed to present your images in their best light, even if your shot is in black and white. The range of paper options means that you can choose an option to absorb more ink for more saturated color, or select one with a more traditional feel.

Fine art papers allow you to choose the finishing touch.

Using a fine art paper gives you the choice of one more detail: texture. Fine art papers come in a range of textures from smooth to an almost velvety touch. Whether you are printing a portrait or a street photo, the right finish could be that final detail to an amazing shot.

Fine art papers have nearly endless size possibilities.

Photos don’t always fit in the same box. With sizes from cut sheets to 44 inch rolls, Fotospeed’s fine art papers make it possible to print panoramas, square shots and custom sizes for canvas wrapping. Odd sizes? They’re no problem.

 

Photographs aren’t meant to just sit on a hard drive, but printing a photo out on just any paper isn’t going to let all the time that you really put into the shot speak. Fotospeed’s Fine Art papers have more longevity, better color reproduction and a wide range of finishes and sizes. Don’t believe it? Just look up what paper photographers like Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite, and Trevor and Faye Yerbury use.

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HP Designjet Z6800 wideformat printer

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Code Description
PD800 Ultimate Satin 180gsm 61.0cm x 30m
PE1620UA61030 Polypropylene Banner Matte 610mm x 30m
PD1537 Jetmaster Paper Embossed 200g 610mm x 30m (24″) JMP-21
7D438 Fotospeed Fine Art Rococo Gloss Canvas 44″ (1118mm) x 15m
F2S72A HP Designjet Z6800 60″ 8 Ink Photo Production Printer
PD1600R StarLam 1600R Roll to Roll Liquid Laminator
PD1107 DGI Inkjet Everyday Canvas 350gsm 91.4.0cm x 30m (36″)
PD1107 DGI Everyday Inkjet Canvas 350gsm  36” x 30M
PD302 DGI Premium Inkjet Canvas 91.4cm x 15m (TY6RB) 380gsm 36″
PD1130 DGI Eco sol-Latex Lightweight 190 GSM Canvas 152.4cm (60″) x 30m
PD1131 DGI Eco Sol-Latex Premium canvas 380gsm 152.4cm x 18 m (60″)
PD1129 DGI Eco Sol-Latex Semi Gloss Type 5 Canvas 152.4cm (60″) x 18m

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X fotospeed platinum etching 285

Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285 gsm

Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285 gsm broadens your offering.

Add or enhance your fine art digital inkjet printing offering, stunning images need the right media and Fotospeed platinum etching 285 delivers the right result.

Many of our wideformat customers are offering output on Platinum Etchings as an alternative to stand media.

The NEW edition to the Fotospeed Platinum range. Platinum Etching 285gsm is a newly developed Fine Art Paper made from 25% cotton and 75% Alpha cellulose. With a state of the art inkjet coating and velvety texture, It gives the user sharpness, colour gamut and density second to none. Compatible with both Dye and Pigment ink.

Charlie Wait's Lammermuir, Near Duns, The Borders, Scotland

Charlie Wait’s Lammermuir, Near Duns, The Borders, Scotland

Platinum Etching is Charlie Waite’s (renowned British Landscape Photographer) paper of choice and he has this to say about it:

“Landscape photography is much about discovery and photographers can only fully relish the rewards of their efforts when seen in the form of a print. The paper used for that print has to be as carefully considered as the image made. Paper technology changes with time and ongoing advances mean that photographers need to look regularly at their paper choice, rather than automatically playing safe with an old favourite. Discovering Platinum Etching 285 has been a revelation to me and has proved a vital tool in my ongoing quest to match pre-visualisation with end result.”

Check out Charlies work here http://www.charliewaite.com/

Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285 is in stock for immediately delivery

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Fotospeed fine art paper

What Joe Cornish says about Fotospeed inkjet media

Joe Cornish on Fotospeed Smooth Cotton 300.  “I aim to crystallise the endlessly varied light, colours and texture of nature in my landscape photographs. At the end of a chain of photographic processes, the print is the culmination and fulfilment of that effort, and the paper is critical to the success of the print. Fotospeed’s Smooth Cotton 300 is my paper of choice.”

To find out more about Joe and see more of his images visit his website Joe Cornish  

Cleveland Way by Joe Cornish

Cleveland Way by Joe Cornish

Fotospeed Smooth Cotton 300 is available in sheets and rolls 24″, 36″ & 44″

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Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290 inkjet media

Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290 paper is a bright white, heavyweight , instant drying, resin coated, inkjet paper. The beautiful pearl finish delivers a crisp finish with a superb colour gamut. Its unique microporous ink receiving layer gives an instant dry result straight from the printer.

Photo Smooth Pearl has been designed to cope with the requirements of today’s photographer. We have taken an acid free alpha cellulose layer and coated it with a microporous ink receiving surface and a polythene back said Toby Herlinger – Sales Director Fotospeed .

The make-up of the paper helps comply with the highest archival requirements whilst keeping the perfect white point and weight. Released in March 2014 Photo Smooth Pearl 290 quickly became a firm favourite with Fotospeed customers and is now rivaling the renown PF Lustre 275 in popularity.

Photo Smooth Pearl is ideal for portraiture and weddings but is versatile enough to produce fantastic landscapes and use for your general print needs.

Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290 is available  in sheets  to A2 and in rolls from 17” up to 60”.

As with all of the Fotospeed papers you can download generic profiles straight from the Fotospeed website or apply for a free custom profile.

Fotospeeds makes your workflow as simple and consistent as possible.

Compatible with both Dye and Pigment ink desktop and wideformat printers

Smooth Pearl 290 FEATURES;
• Paper weight 290 gsm
• Bright white finish
• Professional Pearl surface
• HDR precision coated
• Heavy-weight look and feel
• Instant dry
• Pigment and Dye ink compatible
• Excellent colour gamut
• Exceptional D-max
• Rolls come on 3” core

APPLICATIONS
• Proofing
• Water Resistant Prints
• Professional Photographic Images
• Presentations

 

Sheets available from our webshop  roll users give us a call or email.

 

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Fotospeed Fine Art Paper in stock now.

Fotospeed fine art inkjet papers are now in stock in rolls and sheets.

At the heart of Fotospeed Digital is the FineArt, Photo and Canvas range of Inkjet papers. Each paper is specially selected for its emulsion performance, feel, weight, longevity and above all, image quality.

PF Lustre Fotospeed paper

PF Lustre Fotospeed paper

From the multiple award wining PF Lustre 270 to the Five Star Amateur Photographer award winning Platinum Baryta, Fotospeed Fine Art Papers offer you everything you need to make that perfect print.

Fotospeed’s market leading inkjet papers offer one of the most comprehensive selections in the world – Including Fine Art, Photo Quality and Canvas. Their range of award winning inkjet papers all come with FREE custom profiles. Generic profile are also available to down load from their website.

 

Fotospeed ethos of a print being the final stage of any image has led them to work with world famous photographers and was the reason for the launch of their Signature range inkjet papers – Bringing together four of their most popular fine art inkjet papers with five world famous photographers.

Joe Cornish – Smooth Cotton 300
I aim to crystallise the endlessly varied light, colours and texture of nature in my landscape photographs. At the end of a chain of photographic processes, the print is the culmination and fulfilment of that effort, and the paper is critical to the success of the print. Fotospeed’s Smooth Cotton 300 is my paper of choice.

Trevor & Faye Yerbury – Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315
As traditional darkroom printers it has taken us many years to discover the right paper for our images that will capture and hold all of the shadow and highlight detail we demand. Natural Soft Textured Bright White is our preferred paper.

Charlie Waite – Platinum Etching 285
Landscape photography is much about discovery and photographers can only fully relish the rewards of their efforts when seen in the form of a print. The paper used for that print has to be as carefully considered as the image made. Discovering Fotospeed’s Platinum Etching 285 has been a revelation to me and has proved a vital tool in my ongoing quest to match pre-visualisation with end result.

John Swannell – Platinum Baryta 300
As a photographer I aim to capture the spirit of my subject. While technology has changed over the years the one thing I feel remains the same is the importance of the printed image. Fotospeed’s Platinum Baryta bridges the gap between the traditional darkroom papers and todays digital media. I find that whilst it is known for reproducing superb B&W images it should never be under estimated as a paper for colour work.

Over the coming weeks we will feature work from a variety of photographers.

Fotospeed Fine Art Paper are some of the most consistent and price effective Photo papers. Their PF Lustre 275 and Photo Smooth Pearl 290 are a stable for photographers all around the world.
Fotospeed papers come in 6 x 4”, 5 x7”, 8 x 10”, A4, A3, A3+ & A2 sheets and 17”, 24”, 36” & 44”, 50” & 60”

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