While digital image files can be shared and sent easily online, nothing beats having the actual printed photo there for you to touch, admire, or even gift to friends. But you can’t just print your photograph on any paper – you’ll need a high-quality paper that will make your images stand out and look good.
Fine art paper is the top choice for printed photography – there’s nothing quite like a fine art print to bring out the best qualities of a photograph. However, not all of these products are made equal. What works to print one type of photograph may not work for another.
Whether you’re printing a photo for display or as a gift, you’ll need the right type of paper. Read on for our guide to the 7 best fine art paper products for photography!
The Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta is a glossy 100% cotton paper with a density of 315 GSM. The barium sulfate in the baryta paper allows colors to come through especially well, making it excellent for high-contrast prints and anything that needs high visual impact.
Even better, Hahnemuhle provides ICC profiles for download on their official page – letting you fine-tune your settings based on your specific printer, ink, and paper setup. It even comes at quite a reasonable price as photo papers go, so new professional photographers don’t need to worry about breaking the bank.
This combination of upsides and the extra color capacity of the coating make the Photo Rag Baryta our top choice, both for a glossy fine art paper, as well as overall the best fine art paper for photography.