Canson is a world leader in paper manufacture who has been making paper since for around 500 years. The Canson Infinity range has been developed specifically to meet the unique needs of fine art digital photographic printing. Developed to meet gallery and museum longevity requirements and to respect the ISO 9706 standard, Canson Infinity papers resist fading, maximise the conservation of your prints, and are acid-free certified to avoid paper degradation.
AND - Canson make utterly beautiful papers which create superb prints!
Canson Infinity PrintMaKing Rag (previously named BFK Rives) 310gsm
The name has changed, but the paper is still the same. BFK Rives is the world's number one mould-made traditional printmaking paper, with more than 500 years of history and heritage in fine art. Canson Infinity PrintMaKing Rag is the digital version of that paper, a 100% cotton museum grade paper with a fine receiving layer, making it suitable for Digital Fine Art and Photography uses. It has a unique pure white tone obtained without the use of optical brighteners and a very specific velverty texture. This is an exceptional paper, ideal for fine art prints and photographs and gives them a very prestigious aura.
Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310gsm
Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. Rag Photographique offers an incredibly extra smooth matte 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.
Canson Infinity Platine Fibre 310gsm
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 pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are know to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. It'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.
The surface is reminiscent of an air dried glossy silver gelatine darkroom print, with a light texture.
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
Hahnemühle Photo Rag® is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for FineArt applications. Whether it is used for FineArt photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight makes Photo Rag® one of the most versatile FineArt inkjet papers.
Canson Infinity Museum Matte ProCanvas Water Resistant 385gsm
The Infinity Museum is Canson's top grade professional canvas and has no Optical Brightening Agents. Manufactured with a high quality 100% pure cotton canvas base, it is coated with a new advanced technology of microporous coating. The Canson® Infinity Museum ProCanvas portfolio is Water resistant and specially designed for professionals in search of a Canvas that can produce true Fine Art Reproductions that require precision images with a very high resolution.
To provide further protection against dust, UV light and cracking under rigorous stretching conditions, I recommend finishing with Hahnemhule protective spray.
Phototex is a peel-and-stick printable polyester fabric that can be re-used many times over. It is a matte patented, adhesive fabric that can be applied on any smooth surface, then removed and reused as desired. It will not shrink or curl or rip. Phototex can be illuminated with a backlight, be wrapped around corners or curves, and put on ceilings or windows. Examples of Phototex can be seen here.