– Paper choices –
About the papers I use and the choices that I offer
All the papers that I use are museum-quality (or archival quality), which means that they meet the requirements of the international standard ISO 9706, requirements related to the quality of the pulp and resistance of the
I am not paid anything to name them (which would not be a bad idea) but I share with you that I use a brand of paper called Canson.
Canson has been in the market more than 400 years, and “Canson Infinity” (their branch of photo papers of high longevity) more than 150. They have been actively collaborating with the Louvre for more than a decade, and are used by many photographers all around the World.
Canson has a responsible environmental policy regarding the paper provenance, which together with the quality and training that they provide, leaned the balance towards them.
Papers I offer – artist’s recommendation vs your own choice
Each material provides a different appearance to the print, from the naturalness of the cotton papers to the attenuated reflection of the satin papers (baryta or
I try to find
On this website, when you want to buy an artwork, you can select between two options for the type of paper:
My recommended paper(satin or matte)
- Alternative paper (the opposite).
I can find four different reasons to allow you to select the model of paper:
First of all, even I sometimes doubt. In some
Secondly, I offer both options to satisfy unconditional fans of one or another type of paper.
The third reason is that the durability of our matte paper (Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag) is longer than the satin papers (Baryta and Platine).
And finally, the artwork final location and its size may have also an influence when selecting the paper. For example, the attenuated brightness of a small artwork (satin finish, platine or baryta) will not disturb almost never. However, a large format artwork may produce unwanted shines when placed on a wall in front of a window without any additional source of light. This will not happen using a matte paper.
If you are interested in an artwork, I encourage you to follow my recommendation, but you can also choose your favorite paper, or contact me to ask for advice.