Photo by: Derek Doar
Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society
 

This page is to assist you, as a
Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society member in choosing your Fotospeed Paper.

This is not the full range available but just some suggested papers

 

Fotospeed Photo Quality

The Photo Quality inkjet papers are the heart and soul of the Fotospeed inkjet paper range. The range comprises your day to day go to papers and includes Lustre, Gloss and Matt finishes.

As with all Fotospeed inkjet papers they use the latest coating technologies to ensure the highest quality output in both colour and B&W.


PIGMENT FRIENDLY GLOSS 270g

Pigment Friendly Gloss 270 is a flat, stiff, middle-weight paper with a high gloss finish.  The paper has a bright white base and an instant dry, micro-porous, coating.  Pigment Friendly Gloss’ wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks. 

 
PIGMENT FRIENDLY LUSTRE 275g

PF Lustre 275 is a flat, stiff, middle-weight paper with a lustre finish.  The paper has a bright white base and an instant dry, micro-porous, coating.  This multi-award winning paper’s wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

PF Lustre 275 is the corner stone of the Fotospeed Photo Quality range and should be the go to paper for any photographer. PF Lustre 275 is the perfect combination of quality and price and as a result has been recognised by photographers the world over.

 
PIGMENT FRIENDLY SATIN 270g
PF Satin 270 is a pure flat, stiff, neutral white base, heavy weight paper with a smooth satin finish. Similar to our PF lustre 270, but with a marginally warmer base tone, PF Satin 270 offers something slightly different.  Unlike other brands of this type, PF Satin 270 is excellent with both pigment and dye based inks.
 
PHOTO SMOOTH PEARL 290g

Photo Smooth Pearl 290 has a natural white base and an instant dry, micro-porous, coating.  The paper’s wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W. 

Over the last two years Fotospeed have worked on creating the perfect Smooth Pearl Digital paper. This paper has become a market leader and is the reliable go to paper for photographers the world over.

 
MATT ULTRA 240g

Matt Ultra 240 is a smooth, bright white, middle-weight, all purpose paper with a matt finish.  This cost-effective paper is ideal for running proofs or printing final images.  Matt Ultra’s wide colour gamut reliably delivers beautiful images every time. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Matt Ultra 240 in one of the most cost effective papers we have on the market. Originally launched in 2001 it quickly became a firm favourite. Is was designed for photographers to do secondary proofing and contact sheets but they quickly realised the quality was there to print final images. A paper well worth exploring.

 
METALLIC GLOSS 275g

Metallic Gloss 275 is a flat, stiff, middle-weight paper with a metallic effect gloss finish. The paper has a neutral white base and an instant dry, micro-porous coating. This paper has a wide colour gamut and a high D-MAX which delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W.

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Fotospeed launched Metallic Gloss in March 2015, to meet a growing demand from our customers. It's unique finish has given photographers and artists a point of difference from their normal Gloss and Lustre inkjet papers. Metallic Gloss was launched alongside a Lustre version.

 
 

Fotospeed Fine Art

The Fotospeed award winning Fine Art Inkjet Papers have been specifically selected for their paper and image quality and are all 100% acid free, making them ideal for Giclee printing.

Fotospeed have been developing their Fine Art inkjet range for over 15 years. We are constantly reviewing the latest coating technologies to ensure our papers remain state of the art. Quality and consistency are key to Fotospeed and work to the highest QC in the industry. If you are not completely satisfied with your product please contact one of the Fotospeed team to discuss.

The papers perform excellently with Dye or Pigment Inks.

PLATINUM Gloss Art Fibre 300
One of Derek Doar's preferred papers

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This glossy fine art paper offers a wide tonal range and deep blacks, while the distinctive fibrous texture brings out a photograph’s finer details, meaning it lends itself particularly well to black and white shots or shots with very vibrant colours. Platinum Gloss Art Fibre 300 is water resistant, instant dry, and compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

 
PLATINUM BARYTA 300 SIGNATURE
Derek Doar's first choice paper for B&W

Platinum Baryta 300 is a 100% acid free, Fine Art paper with a smooth unglazed gloss surface.  A natural white base and state of the art micro-porous ink receiving layer delivers a high D-MAX (2.7) and wide colour gamut.  Platinum Baryta 300 reveals delicate highlights and smooth transitions to shadows for both colour and B&W printing.  The paper is approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild and when used in conjunction with pigment inks will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

 
PLATINUM Lustre 270gsm

Platinum Lustre 270 is a 100% acid free, Fine Art paper with a lustre surface.  A natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut.  When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

If you are looking for a Fine Art paper to compliment the Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290 then this is the paper for you. Slightly lighter than most Fine Art Glossy papers making it the ideal choice for any portfolio or album work. Not only does Platinum lustre produce great prints it also feels great in the hand.

 
PLATINUM MATT 280gsm

Platinum Matt 280 is a 100% acid free, Fine Art paper.  A natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut.  When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

 
NST BRIGHT WHITE 315g SIGNATURE
Derek Doar's First Choice Matt Art Paper

Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315 is a 100% cotton, Fine Art paper with a very gentle texture.  The paper’s bright white base and gentle texture lends itself towards landscape and portrait subjects and delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut.  The paper is approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild and when used in conjunction with pigment inks will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

 
SMOOTH COTTON 300g SIGNATURE
One of Derek Doar's preferred Matt Art Paperss

Smooth Cotton 300 is a 100% cotton, pH neutral, Fine Art paper with an ultra-smooth surface.  The paper’s white base and state of the art coating delivers the highest level of ink load of all the Fotospeed range.  Smooth Cotton 300 is therefore ideal for high saturation images.  When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years.  Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Joe Cornish said of Smooth Cotton 300 Signature:

"I aim to crystallise the endlessly varied light, colours and texture of nature in my landscape photographs. At the end of a chain of photographic processes, the print is the culmination and fulfilment of that effort and the paper is critical to the success of the print. Fotospeed's Smooth Cotton 300 is my paper of choice."

 
HIGH WHITE SMOOTH 315g

High White Smooth 315 is a 100% cotton and pH neutral, Fine Art paper with a smooth surface.  A white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut.  This paper is highly recommended for Gicleé printing.  The paper is approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild and when used in conjunction with pigment inks will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

High White Smooth was where it all began and has been a firm favourite of photographers and artists the world over ever since. its 100% cotton base not only gives it its archival qualities but also a sense of  unrivalled quality when you hold it in your hands.

 
PLATINUM ETCHING 285g SIGNATURE
One of Derek Doar's preferred Matt Art Paperss

Platinum Etching 285 is a new 100% acid free, Fine Art paper with a velvety, textured surface.  A natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut.  Platinum Etching is 25% cotton and 75% alpha-cellulose.  When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

Charlie Waite said of Platinum Etching:

"Landscape photography is about discovery.  I believe that photographers can only fully relish the rewards of their efforts when the image is seen in the form of a print. The paper used for that print has to be as carefully considered as the image made. Paper technology changes with time and ongoing advances mean that photographers need to look regularly at their paper choice, rather than automatically playing safe with an old favourite. Discovering Platinum Etching 285 has been a revelation to me and has proved a vital tool in my ongoing quest to match pre-visualisation with end result."

 
EG - NATURAL TEXTURED BRIGHT WHITE 315gsm
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Natural Textured Bright White 315 is a 100% acid free paper with a full, rounded texture.  The paper’s bright white base adds a more traditional feel and is therefore especially suited to artistic images or watercolour reproductions.  When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years. 

Compatible with both dye and pigment inks.

 
 
Derek Doar uses this range of papers for all of his 3 x 1 Panoramic prints

Fotospeed Panoramic Paper

Fotospeed Panoramic paper is the perfect solution for any photographer who wants to print panoramic images but only has a printer capable of A3+ or A2. Its unique size offers the perfect 3:1 ratio need for a well-balanced panoramic image. Due to it being 210mm in height it means that it can be printed on by almost any A4 printer and larger. 

Fotospeed have also created a simple printing template which can be used in Photoshop, Lightroom and many other programs. 

John Thompson had this to say about our Panoramic range: 

"Platinum Baryta 300 is just superb and the panoramic dimensions are perfect for what I want.  Using the Epson 3000 with Fotospeed ink and profiles matches the paper splendidly."

Available in 6 paper finishes; something to suit every image. * Why not try one of our Panoramic Test Packs - Contains 4 sheets of each  available panoramic range papers, plus 1 sheet of each in A4 to assist with profiling*.

Compatible with both Dye and Pigment Inks.

 
Hahnemuhle Photo Paper Media

Hahnemuhle sets the worldwide standard for the highest quality in Fine Art inkjet media.

The range offers classic artist papers finished and coated for inkjet printing combining the precision of modern inkjet printers with the fine art elegance of artist media. The papers offer a wide range of different art surfaces particularly suitable to photographic and computer generated artistic interpretation. Hahnemuehle combines traditional quality with innovation.

Fotospeed offer the complete Hahnemuehle range at very competitive prices.

FINEART BARYTA - 325gsm
One of Derek Doar's preferred papers for B&W

FineArt Baryta – a bright white, 100% a-cellulose paper – guarantees archival standards. With its premium high-gloss baryta inkjet coating FineArt Baryta meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems.

 
PHOTO RAG 308gsm

Photo Rag® – a white, 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture – guarantees archival standards. With its premium matt inkjet coating Photo Rag® meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems.

 
PHOTO RAG BRIGHT WHITE 310gsm
One of Derek Doar's preferred papers

Photo Rag® Bright White – a 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture – guarantees archival standards. With its premium matt inkjet coating Photo Rag® Bright White meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems.

 
TORCHON 285gsm
One of Derek Doar's preferred textured papers

Torchon - a bright white, 100% α-cellulose paper – guarantees archival standards. This watercolour paper features a distinct textured surface. With its premium matt inkjet coating Torchon meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems.

 
 

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