A list and description of the materials used for my Fine Art prints

The papers used for my Limited and Open Collection prints are carefully selected to complement the image. As the choice of paper is an intricate part of how the image is perceived I make sure to put a lot of care into choosing the right one. I work with FineArt papers by Hahnemühle. They have a great selection of archival museum quality papers ranging from a coarse mat to shiny high gloss.

Please find an overview of the materials I use below:

Fine Art Prints available on Hahnemühle Torchon paper:

Hahnemühle Torchon paper

For what images do I use this paper?

For my industrial, grainy, dark shots I like to use Hahnemühle Torchon paper. Its coarse surface reacts to the ink in such a way that it almost transforms the photograph into a charcoal drawing. I really love this effect as truly enables you to capture the cold rough beauty of industry and bunkers. I also use this paper for ‘softer’ colored images with lower contrast as I really love how this paper will ad an aquarel-painting style to it.

Technical details:

  • 285 gsm, 100% α-cellulose
  • Bright white
  • Coarsely structured felt mark
  • Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
  • Acid- and lignin-free
  • ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance
  • Compatible with pigment and dye inkjet systems

Description of paper

Hahnemühle Torchon is a cellulose-based FineArt inkjet paper with an inkjet coating specially tailored for FineArt applications. The bright white art paper has a clear, coarsely structured felt mark and is characterized by a very special tactile feel. The unique surface structure blends with the images and lends them an impressive three-dimensional effect and sense of depth. The premium matt inkjet coating produces outstanding print results, with bright colours, perfect reproduction of detail, and deep black. The acid- and lignin-free Torchon paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for FineArt use. (source)


Fine Art Prints available on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta (325g/m2) paper:

Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta (325g/m2) paper

For what type of images do I use in this paper?

This paper has a beautiful felt structure that allows images to be printed with a stunning amount of three-dimensional quality and depth. I use this paper for detailed black and white images with high contrast

Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta is a bright white, cellulose-based FineArt inkjet paper with an inkjet coating specially tailored for FineArt use. The clearly visible, exquisite felt structure lends the paper its lovely soft feel and tactile surface texture to produce prints with stunning three-dimensional quality and depth. The high-gloss premium inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with a perfect reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks and striking contrasts. The barium sulphate within the coating gives FineArt Baryta the feel of a traditional analogue baryta paper and makes it a popular alternative for inkjet printing. The acid- and lignin-free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance. FineArt Baryta is a versatile classic for FineArt applications and sets standards in the printing of both black and white and colour photographs.


Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308

Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 is my go-to paper for detailed matte prints. This matte white cotton paper has a smoother surface than the Torchon 285 g/m2 mentioned above. Therefore I will use this paper where I believe the coarse surface of the Torchon paper would distract from the image. Inkjet printing on this paper produces brilliant colors, deep blacks, striking contrasts, and perfect reproduction of detail.

Technical Details

  • 308 gsm, 100% cotton
  • White
  • Characteristic, beautiful defined felt structure
  • Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
  • Acid- and lignin-free
  • ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance
  • Compatible with pigment and dye inkjet systems