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Compare the Fotospeed fine art inkjet paper difference

Compare the Fotospeed fine art inkjet paper difference

Have you compared the outstanding performance of Photo Direct’s range of award-winning, Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet papers with your current media? If not, read more.

Photo Direct has one of the most comprehensive ranges of Inkjet papers. Our range spans many market sectors including Archival, Fine Art and high-quality Photographic printing. It also supports some of the biggest names in the industry like Fotospeed, HP, DGI and Hahnemuhle.

At the heart of our wide format range is the suite of Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet papers. Each paper is specially selected for its emulsion performance, feel, weight, longevity and above all, image quality. But don’t just take our word for it. Compare the Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet paper difference and judge for yourself.

Fotospeed was established in the UK in 1989 and today still leads the market in darkroom while offering the very best of digital paper, inks, software and hardware to its acclaimed range.

What’s more Fotospeed’s award-winning record keeps on improving. It holds the honour of being awarded Best Professional Paper at the prestigious SWPP Awards, across four consecutive years, for its Platinum Baryta Fine Art paper. Fotospeed also received the maximum five stars from Digital Photo magazine, plus a Best for Fine Art Printing award, for its Natural Texture fine art paper.

Fotospeed’s respected reputation amongst professional photographers, galleries, framers, photo retailers and print specialists made Photo Direct’s choice to distribute and promote the Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet range very easy.

Photo Direct now carries a range of Fotospeed Fine Art Inkjet papers in cut sheet, panorama size plus a suite of roll sizes including 24″, 36″ and 44″.

Compare the Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet paper difference

Platinum Baryta 300 is a 100% acid free, Fine Art paper with a smooth unglazed gloss surface. A natural white base and state of the art micro-porous ink receiving layer delivers a high D-MAX (2.7) and wide colour gamut. Platinum Baryta 300 reveals delicate highlights and smooth transitions to shadows for both colour and B&W printing. The paper is approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild and when used in conjunction with pigment inks will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Platinum Etching 285 is a new 100% acid free, Fine Art paper with a velvety, textured surface. A natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut. Platinum Etching is 25% cotton and 75% alpha-cellulose. When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Smooth Cotton 300 is a 100% cotton, pH neutral, Fine Art paper with an ultra-smooth surface. The paper’s white base and state of the art coating delivers the highest level of ink load of all the Fotospeed range. Smooth Cotton 300 is therefore ideal for high saturation images. When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years.

Photo Smooth Pearl 290 is the perfect replacement for the now discontinued ILFORD Gallerie Smooth Pearl paper. Photo Smooth Pearl 290 has a natural white base and an instant dry, micro-porous, coating. The paper’s wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W. Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Platinum Gloss 290 is a 100% acid free, Fine Art paper with an unglazed gloss surface. A white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, delivers a high D-MAX (2.7) and wide colour gamut. When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315 is a 100% cotton, Fine Art paper with a very gentle texture. The paper’s bright white base and gentle texture lends itself towards landscape and portrait subjects and delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut. The paper is approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild and when used in conjunction with pigment inks will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Pigment Friendly Lustre 275 is a flat, stiff, middle-weight paper with a lustre finish. The paper has a bright white base and an instant dry, micro-porous, coating. This multi-award winning paper’s wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W. Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Pigment Friendly Gloss 270 is a flat, stiff, middle-weight paper with a high gloss finish. The paper has a bright white base and an instant dry, micro-porous, coating. Pigment Friendly Gloss’ wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W. Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

All Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet papers perform perfectly with Dye or Pigment Inks to give vibrant images on any of the papers. And as with all Fotospeed papers, custom built and generic ICC profiles are available free of charge to customers. With Fotospeed’s membership of the Fine Art Trade Guild plus its ongoing commitment to research and development these 100% Acid Free papers, make them ideal for Inkjet printing. Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet papers truly meet the needs of the most demanding customers.

 What Photo Direct customers say about the Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet paper difference

Jason Buck, of Photo Continental speaks highly of Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet papers. He uses Lustre and Gloss papers to give preview shots that WOW factor, making it easy for customers to then order their large format prints. Jason says Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet papers are a “nice paper, with a nice tonal range”. He adds that because the paper works perfectly with his Epson 1410 printer Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet papers are an ideal out-of-the-box solution. “Everything’s nice about Fotospeed” says Jason.

All the Fine Art products shown above come in sheet packs of 25. And to help you compare the Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet paper difference with the performance of your current papers, Panorama Test Packs are now conveniently available online.

Each Panorama Test Pack contains 4 sheets of each available panoramic range paper (Smooth Cotton 300, Platinum Etching 285, Platinum Bartya 300, PF Gloss 270, PF Lustre 270 and Smooth Pearl 290), plus 1 sheet of each in A4 to assist with profiling. We’re confident you’ll be amazed at the difference and will want to switch to Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet papers straight away.

Compare the Fotospeed Fine Art inkjet paper difference simply by clicking here to order a test pack today.