Actually, what is Photo Paper?

In the days of analog photography, it was simple: every photo print, every enlargement was made on a photo paper. With the advent of digital inkjet printing, the matter got complicated: suddenly there were fine art papers, white films, cast-coated papers, matt-coated papers, canvases, flags, banners, as well as still photo papers. What is hidden because behind these different terms?

On the following pages, therefore, we will explain the main types of inkjet media for water-based inks, such as Canon Lucia and Chromalife, Epson UltraChrome, Durabrite and Claria, HP Vivera, Lexmark Evercolor, Memjet and numerous other dye and pigment inks.


Photo Paper   

Fibre Base (Baryta) Paper   

Fine Art Paper   

Coated Paper   

Film   

Canvas