About - Types of Paper for Art Prints


When you order a Fine Art Print from our store,

you will be choosing a print size and a paper type. For many prints, we have tried to offered only the paper types that the look best with the image.

Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

Note that there are additional costs for some of the higher end papers, but once you have the print in your hands, you'll know it was worth it.

  • GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER
    This is a standard for most images. For luxuriant depth and vivid color, reproduce your photographs on this ultra-gloss finish. 250 gsm / 10 mil
  • LUSTER PHOTO PAPER 
    This paper is the happy medium preferred by portrait photographers for its cheerful sheen. It has a delicate sparkle that makes images of water scintillate. 250 gsm / 10 mil
  • SEMI-MATTE PHOTO PAPER
    Artists and photographers alike love this paper for its understated semi-matte finish which is optimized for maximum presentation quality with minimum glare. 260 gsm / 10 mil
  • PICTURE RAG
    Cool Tone Picture Rag is an acid-free paper made from 100% cotton rag. It is popular among photographers for its exceptional black-and-white imagery, and it also holds incredibly vivid true colors. 300 gsm / 24 mil
  • SOMERSET VELVET
    This radiant white paper offers vivid color reproduction and deep, rich blacks for amazing contrast. With a texture that gently softens the overall effect, it adds an extra hint of warmth to reproductions of oils and pastels and a softer edge to photography. This is a 100% cotton rag paper. 255 gsm / 19 mil
  • WATERCOLOR PAPER
    The textured finish and satisfying weight of this fine art watercolor paper provide an authentic look and feel for reproductions of watercolor art. It can also be used to add an interesting natural texture to photography and digital media. This is a neutral-toned, acid-free paper made from 100% cotton rag.
  • ARCHIVAL MATTE PAPER
    Long-lasting and versatile, this heavy-weight matte finish paper is engineered for high contrast and crisp reproduction of high-resolution images. This paper is neutral white and is ideal for black-and-white photography and a variety of fine art applications. It is acid-free for archival longevity. 230 gsm / 9.5 mil
  • METALLIC PAPER
    Metallic paper prints are a budget-friendly way to create modern wall art. Metallic paper provides an exceptionally vibrant print with the shine and shimmer of metal. This highly durable paper is mostly white with a signature metallic finish, making it ideal for a wide range of images including white and flesh tones.