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Article: What is photographic paper? Paper selection essential for printing works!

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What is photographic paper? Paper selection essential for printing works!

What is photographic paper? Paper selection essential for printing works!

Q. What is photographic paper?

A.Photographic paper mainly refers to paper for silver salt printing.

A photosensitive material is applied to develop film images taken with a film camera.

However, in recent years, photographic paper for inkjet printers, which is capable of outputting high-quality digital images, is also called photographic paper, and there are two types: baryta-based and RC (Rasin Coating)-based .

Baryta is a type of paper that has an undercoat layer (baryta layer) that is applied to make the paper look whiter, and a photosensitive material layer on top of that.

One of its strengths is the beauty of its depiction due to its unique fine texture.

RC refers to baryta paper with a resin layer on both sides to eliminate the drawback of baryta paper, which absorbs chemicals unnecessarily.

By changing the texture of the surface resin layer, it is possible to create a strong gloss or suppress the gloss.

Which prints are suitable for photographic paper?

Photographic paper and matte finish are recommended for photobooks and albums, large photo paper for photo contests and exhibitions, pamphlets, catalogs, etc., if you want a high quality finish.

* We are currently considering which baryta-based paper to handle, so we are accepting requests. → send a request

Want to print your photos on photographic paper?

Our service, "PHOTOPRI", aims at high-quality printing used by solo exhibition artists and professionals in various industries, and supports wide color gamut RGB and Adobe RGB printing.

Even if you do not convert the image to CMYK, if you print in RGB, you can print the original RGB image as it is, saving you the trouble of converting it, and you can print with colors that are not dull.

First of all, there is a free trial print, so if you want to try RGB printing but can't do it at home, please try it.

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who wrote this article

Yuta Matsumura

Representative of PHOTOPRI

  • Representative of PHOTOPRI
  • Working as a food and portrait photographer
  • The family is in the printing business
  • Active as a shoe designer
  • Also in charge of PHOTOPRI site creation


Free trial print

PHOTOPRI, a large-format print service with photo exhibition quality, supports prints up to B0 size, and our professional staff, including myself, use skilled color matching to create high-definition and beautiful photographs, illustrations, and paintings. .

The A1 size is about 3,800 yen, which is reasonable despite the quality, so please consider it!

We also offer free trial printing for A5 size prints, so please check the quality first!

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