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Paper Choices for POD

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The following paper choices are available when a collector orders one of your prints from the FASO Print on Demand service.

Some of the papers are acid free or 100% archival.
If so, that will be mentioned in the description.

  • Premium Glossy Photo
    Weight: GSM 250
    This ultra-gloss finish has luxuriant depth and vivid color. With a neutral tone, high D-max and ink saturation, this Premium Glossy Photo paper is an outstanding choice for giclee reproductions.
    Take those vivid colors up a notch with the luxurious depth and ultra-gloss finish of this paper. You'll swear you could reach right into your travel photos!

  • Hahnemuehle Rag Photo
    Weight: GSM 308
    This paper's extra-smooth, semi-matte surface will pick up every detail. Its bright but neutral tone makes it equally suitable for color and black and white photography. Hahnemuehle Photo Rag 308 paper is made from 100% cotton rag for archival longevity.
    From fine art to FUN art, this paper is exceptional for silly and sophisticated prints alike.

  • Economy Photo
    Weight: GSM 170
    This versatile photo paper is the foundation for all kinds of decor-quality photos and prints. It’s a budget-friendly choice with a bright white with a fine pearl finish, best for indoor photos and posters where archival quality is not important
    A beautiful, budget-friendly choice with a soft pearl finish, it's the perfect brightness for those sweet, beaming faces in family photos or your favorite poster print.

  • Hahnemuehle Bamboo Eco
    Weight: GSM 290
    Made with fibers from Bamboo grass & pure spring water, this eco-friendly paper is particularly suitable for warm-toned color and monochromatic prints. Bamboo paper has excellent contrast & sharpness and serves well for either black & white or color printing.
    It will warm up nature prints, monochromatic art and floral photography.

  • Premium Luster Photo
    Weight: GSM 260
    Preferred by portrait photographers for its cheerful sheen, this luster finish also has a delicate sparkle that makes images of water scintillate. With a neutral tone, high D-max and ink saturation, this is an outstanding choice for giclee reproductions.
    This luster satin photo paper is a happy medium between glossy and matte, ideal for giclee editions and colorful fine art photos.

  • Premium Semi-Matte Photo
    Weight: GSM 260
    Artists and photographers love this paper for its understated semi-matte finish, optimized for maximum presentation quality with minimum glare. With a neutral tone, high D-max and ink saturation, this is an outstanding choice for giclee reproductions.
    This paper will add depth to candids and portraits alike.

  • Cool Tone Rag Photo Paper
    Weight: GSM 300
    Popular among photographers for its exceptional expression of black and white imagery, Picture Rag also holds incredibly vivid and true colors. Cool Tone Picture Rag is an acid-free paper made from 100% cotton rag for archival longevity.
    Infuse depth and serious cool factor into black and white photography.

  • Velvet Art Paper
    Weight: GSM 255
    This radiant white paper offers vivid color reproduction and deep, rich blacks for amazing contrast. A subtle texture gently softens the overall effect, adding an extra hint of warmth to reproductions of oils and pastels, and a softer edge to photography. Velvet Digital Art is a 100% cotton rag paper for archival longevity.
    Subtle, inviting and warm, it's exactly what you'd expect from velvet.

  • Watercolor Paper, Cold Pressed
    Weight: GSM 315
    The textured finish and satisfying weight of this fine art paper provides an authentic look and feel for reproductions of watercolor art and creates spectacular photography. Collectors will appreciate this paper's rigidity and surface feel. It is a neutral-toned, acid-free paper made from 100% cotton ragfor archival longevity.
    It gives authenticity to prints of original paintings.

  • Premium Archival Matte Photo
    Weight: GSM 230
    Long-lasting and versatile, this heavyweight matte finish paper is engineered for high contrast and a crisp reproduction of high-resolution images. It is a neutral white paper ideal for black and white photography and is acid-free for archival longevity.
    Brings crispness to nature photography, art prints and maps.

During the ordering process, your customer will see this screen for paper substrate:

and this for Canvas options:

Ink Type

The types of ink used are based on the print substrate:

  • Paper Prints = Aqueous
  • Gallery Grade Canvas = Eco-Solvent pigmented inks

Aqueous inks are those that use water as a carrier for the colored substance, which can be either dye or pigment.

Eco-solvent inks are made from refined mineral oil as a way to reduce the VOCs dramatically.


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