Sommerset Velvet Fine Art Paper

When it come to choosing a medium, my first choice is the Sommerset Velvet fine art paper.

My reasons are very simple and are beyond the common sense usual explanations and, yet, very much related to them

Sommerset Velvet Fine Art Paper

Let us first check my personal reasons:

My digital work has a certain look that is a mix of rough (oily) strokes and yet with a final and very strong sensation of a watercolor. And, in my opinion, watercolor goes perfectly with “roughy” porous vivid white (yet it has a certain off-white smell to it) papers that make light flow nervously over them while reflecting colors wildly in errant directions.

That’s what I always aimed when I was a young artist exploring the new boundaries of water and color techniques.

Well, Giclee Prints on paper can produce that same feeling with the right digital-style/paper combination, and the Sommerset Velvet seems to be the perfect decision for me.


These are the common features that are widely pointed by many:



Somerset already was the finest choice of paper for serious artists and print-makers all the way since the 18th century when paper was made by hand.

Ah, the paper making classes at school… I wouldn’t even remember where to start now. haha!

It’s reputation for quality has never diminished from the on.



It is a perfect watercolor texture with its authentic look and nice feeling to the touch.Create Link

You can almost feel its quality with the tips of your fingers.

It has a subtle roughness and porousness that doesn’t let the ink spread too much enhancing image quality.

Roughly velvet surface brings rich details and accuracy to reproductions


Great colors

Sommerset Velvet Fine Art Paper
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The Somerset Velvet is engineered to give you the highest resolution and color saturation possible.

High range of color tones and color resolution.

Radiant white surface for vivid color reproduction

Rich black images for prints with exceptional contrast

Meets the quality requirements of the most demanding print-makers.  A Sophisticated Look.



Acid free to preserve fine art and photos

100% cotton rag for long term durability

Long-lasting prints are great  for archiving

505 g/m² sheets for museum quality appearance

255 g/m² rolls for for more versatility
The Somerset Velvet paper Fine Art Prints requires care; wear gloves! Also its recommend to prevent moisture exposure to prevent any unwanted bleeding.


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4 thoughts on “Sommerset Velvet Fine Art Paper

  • March 21, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Very good explanation… Thanks for sharing your work. Do you have any other post explaining about other papers?

    • March 22, 2016 at 12:24 am

      Hello again, Daniela.

      Thank you so much. As a matter of fact, I do have this article about some other papers. Keep in touch

  • March 6, 2016 at 6:24 am

    I had some thing like this one on my wall for years, lost in during moves… this is still as beautiful as I remember it.

    i will order this
    love your works and write up

    • March 6, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Hi, Jane,

      Thank you for you kind words. Don’t forget that you will be able to choose from a great variety of art print options. Test them until you reach the result that satisfies you taste.

      Best regadrs,



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