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Paper types

24 September 2020

At Profotonet you have the choice between 11 paper types. We supply prints on photochemical and inkjet paper. With a photochemical print your photo is exposed and developed onto the finest photo paper, including among others, Fujifilm Digital Professional DPII photo paper. With this not a single droplet of ink comes into play, and you get ultra-sharp photos. With inkjet prints we use ink to print your photo. This blog explains the differences between the paper types.

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High quality paper types at Profotonet

Colour paper types – photochemical

Fujifilm Digital Professional DPII Glossy
  • This paper is ideal for high gloss photo prints with vivid colour rendering
  • A striking, glossy finish for vibrancy and depth
  • Best known, most popular finish
  • Also known as ‘gloss’
  • Want to frame Glossy paper? If so, opt for a photo mount to prevent adhesion to the frame’s glass
Fujifilm Digital Professional DPII Maxima
  • Glossy photo paper with a longer lifespan
  • Extra deep density, making black tints even blacker
  • More vivid, intense colours with its extra large colour gamut
  • Available from 30×30 up to 30×45 cm
  • Want to frame Maxima paper? If so, opt for a photo mount to prevent adhesion to the frame’s glass
Fujifilm Digital Professional DPII Pearl
  • Glossy photo paper with extra intense colour rendering and a pearl/metallic finish
  • Particularly in lighter areas and with skin tones, colours shine with a metallic finish
  • Ideal for fashion, architecture and portrait photography, and for photos where space and depth play an important role By capitalising on the ambient light you attain an extra dimension in the photo
  • Want to frame Pearl paper? If so, opt for a photo mount to prevent adhesion to the frame’s glass
Fujifilm Digital Professional DPII Lustre
  • Exceptionally subtle surface structure, making this an ideal paper for framing
  • Highly resistant to fingerprints, dust and scratches
  • Very practical for school photography, for instance
  • The silky effect gives the photo print a graphic effect
  • Lustre is also known as ‘silky gloss’ or ‘matte’
Fujifilm Digital Professional DPII Velvet
  • Unique, deep matte surface, completely anti-glare
  • More matte than Lustre paper, this gives a subtler, more velvety-soft Fine Art look&feel
  • Suitable for photos that need a subtle, muted effect, such as Newborn, wedding photos or portraits
  • Please note: the extremely matte finish means the paper’s density is considerably lower than that of Lustre or Glossy paper, lowering the contrast and making the photo seem flatter.
  • Available from 30×30 up to 30×45 cm
``Photos on Fujifilm Digital Professional DPII paper are staggeringly beautiful. So sharp and clear, I'm over the moon.``

Colour paper types – inkjet

Inkjet Lustre Colour
  • Light, silky gloss print, also known as ‘matte’
  • Based on ink (as opposed to Fuji photochemical print)
  • Colour fast
  • Very practical for portrait photography, for instance
  • Available from 30×30 up to 120×180 (!) cm
Fine Art colour
  • Deep colours, warm effect (due to the paper’s yellow-ish tint)
  • Ultra matte finish
  • Fine Art FibaPrint paper (baryte-like paper)
  • Available from 30×30 up to 30×45 cm
  • Ideal for large prints, you can print up to 160×480 cm on this paper

Black and white paper types – photochemical

Ilford Galerie Paper Glossy and Lustre
  • Black and white paper using the silver halide method
  • The “classic” photo print
  • Large tonal gamut (grey balance)
  • 100% black and white with perfect, pin sharp contrast
  • Available in Glossy and Lustre
  • Available in 13×19, 20×30 and 30×45 cm

We don’t automatically trim the Ilford Galerie paper with formats that deviate from the above-mentioned ones. You will, of course, receive the photo in the correct aspect ratio, and we always print the entire image. It may just be that the photo still has white borders, which you will have to trim yourself.

This paper is produced using HARMAN technology.

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Black and white paper types – inkjet

 Inkjet Black and White Lustre
  • Four grey ink tints
  • Crisp whites, deep blacks
  • Stunning density in light and dark details
  • Exceptionally subtle surface structure, making this an ideal paper for framing
  • Lustre is also known as ‘silky gloss’ or ‘matte’
  • Available from 30×45 cm
 Piezography K7 Fine Art FibaPrint
  • Seven grey ink tints (unique!)
  • Highest resolution and subtlest tonal gamut
  • Ultra matte finish
  • Each detail is discernible
  • Fine Art FibaPrint paper (baryte-like paper)
  • Available from 30×45 cm