Use of fine art paper only for archival reasons??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by nobody, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. nobody

    nobody Guest

    Would I be right in thinking that the use of fine art papers (eg.
    Hahnemuhle, perma jet, etc.) would be justified only or mainly on "archival"
    grounds, in particular when used with pigment inks, but **not** for reasons
    of image quality (in other words, non-fine art papers would produce an
    equally good image, in terms of color fidelity, resolution, etc., although
    the image would not last as long - of course, generally speaking)?
    nobody, Sep 7, 2005
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  2. In general, it seems that the interaction of the ink and the paper is
    critical in determining longevity. The inkjet manufacturers seem to have
    been taking this issue seriously in the last few years (after a long
    period of appearing to ignore it) and, at least for the photo-oriented
    printers, produce ink and paper combinations of decent to astounding

    Thus, the correct answer may be somewhat different to what you suggest;
    i.e., the use of fine art papers not specifically designed for your
    printer may be only justified for compelling reasons of image quality,
    but may have a serious penalty in terms of image permanence. Or, it may
    not; it seems fairly unpredictable whether a particular third-party
    paper will give good archival results with a particular inkset. You
    either have to try it yourself, or rely on the reports of the
    manufacturers or others.

    David Littlewood, Sep 7, 2005
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    What is the difference between a fine art paper and a professional paper
    like Fuji crystal archive ? What exactly is a fine art print ?
    Alfred Molon, Sep 7, 2005
  4. Bart van der Wolf, Sep 8, 2005
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