Fine Art Media

Fine Art Media

Different Types, Weights, Textures and Finishes

Choosing the right fine art paper for your images can greatly enhance their visual impact and longevity. Cotton rag paper is best suited for fine art prints, black and white images, and portraits. Alpha cellulose paper is ideal for high-resolution images, landscapes, and still life photography. Baryta paper is perfect for black and white images, fine art prints, and portraits. Watercolour textured paper is best for landscapes, seascapes, and nature photography, while etching textured paper is ideal for fine art prints, portraits, and still life photography. Textured paper is perfect for reproducing paintings and artworks.

The finish of fine art paper can also have a significant impact on the final result of your print. Here are some common finishes of fine art paper:

  • Metallic: This finish is ideal for printing images with metallic elements, such as jewellery, water and cars.
  • Gloss: This finish is ideal for printing images with high contrast and vivid colours.
  • Satin: This finish is ideal for printing images with soft colours and subtle details.
  • Matte: This finish is ideal for printing black and white images and images with a soft, natural feel.


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