Find Your Fine Art Printing Paper Types !

There are several fine art printing paper types from which you can choose at PIXELS.COM and their associated Fine Art America companies.

Fine Art Printing Paper Types

Fine Art Printing Paper Types

Premium Archival Matte Paper

  • Longevity and versatility
  • heavyweight matte finish
  • high contrast
  • crisp reproduction of high-resolution images
  • Great neutral white paper for black-and-white photos and fine art.
  • Acid-free for archival purposes.
  • One of my favorite Fine Art Printing Paper Types

230 gsm / 9.5 mil


Premium Glossy Photo Paper

  • Luxury depth and vivid color for photographs on ultra-gloss finish
  • Neutral Tones
  • high D-Max, and ink saturation
  • outstanding for giclee reproductions

250 gsm / 10 mil


Find Your Fine Art Printing Paper Types
textured paper


Premium Semi-Matte Photo Paper

  • Good for art and photography
  • Understated semi-matte finish, maximum presentation quality, minimum glare
  • Neutral tone, high D-Max, and high ink saturation
  • giclee reproductions outstand

260 gsm / 10 mil


Premium Luster Photo Paper

  • cheerful sheen preferred by portrait photographers for its
  • Luster finish with a delicate sparkle for scintillating water images.
  • neutral tone, high D-Max, and high ink saturation
  • A fantastic choice for giclee reproductions.
  • One of my favorite Fine Art Printing Paper Types

250 gsm / 10 mil


Cool Tone Picture Rag

  • exceptional black-and-white imagery for photography
  • also holds incredibly vivid and true colors
  • acid-free paper made from 100% cotton rag.

300 gsm / 24 mil


Somerset Velvet

  • radiant white paper
  • vivid color reproduction and deep, rich blacks for amazing contrast
  • the texture gently softens the effects adding an extra subtle warmth to reproductions of oils and pastels
  • softer edge for photography
  • 100% cotton rag paper, so it is perfect for conservation quality projects
  • One of my favorite Fine Art Printing Paper Types

255 gsm / 19 mil


Watercolor Paper

  • great textured finish and a pleasing weight
  • fine art watercolor paper
  • authentic look and feel for reproductions of watercolor art
  • interesting natural texture to photography and digital media
  • rigid with nice surface feel on handling
  • neutral-toned, acid-free, 100% cotton rag.

315 gsm / 19 mil


Metallic Paper

  • budget-friendly
  • good for modern wall art
  • highly vibrant prints with a white metallic shine and shimmer
  • highly durable paper
  • good for a wide range of images.

315 gsm / 19 mil


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10 thoughts on “Find Your Fine Art Printing Paper Types !

  • July 30, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Your article is really useful as I have been searching on paper types. I work with many clients who want good quality paper but it’s not easy to find good paper that produce excellent printing effects. The information in your article sums up the types of paper very well and I will share them with my clients when they enquire about paper types and their resulting effects.

    • August 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Hello, Lyly,

      Thanks so much for sharing your kind words. I look forward into seeing you around.


  • March 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I just saw your detailed post on different types of art print paper. I never imagined there were so many. When ordering prints online, say through your website, would I have to choose the specific paper for my desired art print?
    So, if I want a watercolor print, it would be best to select the water color paper. What about something like acrylic? What would be good paper for that?
    Thanks so much!

    • March 12, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Hello, Vessy,

      The printing process is always inkjet. What will change the final effect is the original image in association with the type of medium. If you have an acrylic like image, I suppose it would be better to choose canvas. Just keep in mind that the printer is inkjet and there will not be any real “thinkness” involved. It’s a print on textured (or not) paper.


  • March 11, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Just stumbled on this site, i wish i had years ago as i love the idea of these being printed on Canvas, it must give a sense of luxury and reality to prints. The artwork looks to be of really high quality. Does the print fade in direct sunlight and do you loose resolution on canvas?

    • March 11, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Hello, Donald,

      Thank you for your kind remarks. AI have noticed any loss of quality in the prints up until now. I should say that I have only tested 4 types of paper, and the canvas, that are not glossy, which I prefer. Regarding resolution, i think the results are truly amazing, if the source files are of high quality and the artists follows certain standards when uploading them.


  • March 11, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Your page is very easy to read and very direct. Your message comes across very clearly. I would have never thought about how much difference or affect the type of paper being used would have on a project/print. Admittedly not knowing much about digital art, I feel that you have done a great job in making this page work to reach your audience.

    Well done!


    • March 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      Hello, Chris,

      Thank you for your compliments. I look forward into seeing you over again.


  • February 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Ola Caito,
    I am really enjoying your website and your work. I have to admit that I know very little about digital art, I am a canvas and brush kind of painter and an amateur
    at that.
    This post reviews a variety if different papers, can you tell me, does the choice of paper produce different efffects of the same work? I would imaginng it would. Does the choice of paper effect the vibrancy of color?


    • February 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Hi, Diana,

      It’s nice to have a fellow artist comment on our work. You are very kind.

      I used to be a canvas and brush painter myself, but got fed up with all the stains on my clothing. lol.

      While adding a huge volume of possibilties, digital creation also brings ease to the process to help achieve what you want (what artist does?).

      You guessed right, the papers produce a variety of effects just like traditional art reacts differently to different mediums. Yes, vibrancy is affected by the choice of paper, but, mostly with great results, as far as I have tried. It’s just a metter of knowing the texture and shinnyness and such. To me it has been an exciting chalenge to learn that aspect of the process.

      I do suggest you venture yourself in the world o Computer Graphics. Takes time to learn, like everything else, but it is very exciting and opens new doors in your mind.

      Hahaha, that “Obrigado” was unexpected. Where did you learn it?

      I have to say

      De nada and Obrigado, Diana.


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