Fine art photographer Keith Dotson shows test prints on the exciting new Arches 88 fine art photographic paper from Canson Infinity
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In this video, I make test prints on Arches 88, the amazing new bright-white matte surface photo paper made by Arches for Canson Infinity. The new paper is made of 100-percent cotton, and contains no optical brightening agents (OBAs).
Arches 88 printer settings
The print instructions from Canson Infinity recommend the Velvet Fine Art Paper media setting, matte black ink, and I opted for Perceptual rendering intent.
Watch the video to see Arches 88 compared to five popular matte photo papers
In the video, you’ll see several print samples on Arches 88 paper, along with comparisons on five other matte surface papers, including:
- Canson Infinity Velin Museum Rag
- Canson Infinity Edition Etching
- Canson Infinity PrintMaKing Rag
- Hahnemühle William Turner
- Hahnemühle Naturals Bamboo
Availability of Arches 88
Here’s one downside for me to this paper. I make my own prints in-house of course, but I often send large and very large prints out to print vendors. I need papers that are used by my favorite suppliers, and so far, the Arches 88 isn’t in widespread use by pro labs here in the U.S.
Canson Infinity offers a global listing on their website for certified Canson labs. I’ll include a link in the description. In the US, Vegas Photo Printing definitely carries Arches 88. I looked at a few other Canson-certified American labs and couldn’t verify this particular paper with them. (https://certified-printing.canson-infinity.com/en).
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