Paper choices

– Paper choices –

About the papers that I use to print my works

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 fibers, among others, providing long-lasting properties to the printed creations.

The papers

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 for more than 400 years and “Canson Infinity” (their branch of photo papers of high longevity) for 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.

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 platine). A change of the model of paper involves a change in contrast, brightness, tonal range, degree of clarity… so each paper produces a different perception of the artwork.

Matte papers provide a more pictorial and soft look to the artworks. This is due to an inferior black density (blacks are not so deep) than satin papers, as well as to a complete absence of shines. The presence of texture can also contribute. Satin papers such as Baryta or Platine have greater contrast, a brighter white, a deeper black, and they confer a more vibrant and photo-realistic look to the images. Artworks printed in satin paper seem to have more intensity and strength than when they are printed on matte paper.

I try to find the paper that enhances the atmosphere of the artwork according to what I want to convey.

Note: if for whatever reason, you would like to receive your artwork on a different paper, please send me a message using the contact form. 

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Social Commitment: small gestures for a great change 

A part of the profits from the sale of these artworks and photographs is donated to support social and environmental projects.   

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