How does Canson Infinity’s new Baryta Photographique II photo paper compare? Let’s find out
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Late in 2019, Canson announced they were discontinuing their popular and highly-regarded Baryta Photographique photo paper, and replacing it with a newly formulated Baryta Photographique II.
I asked Canson why they were replacing such a popular product and a representative from their US division replied back saying that Canson had recently upgraded its paper coating equipment so that it can now coat paper up to 60-inches (previously it only handled 50-inch paper). However, the new machine made it impossible to recreate the precise surface characteristics of the original Baryta Photographique, so the company decided to launch a new product.
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Photo papers compared
In the video you’ll see printed comparisons of Canson Infinity’s new Baryta Photographique II with their original Baryta Photographique, Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta, Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag, and Canon’s Luster Surface Pro, including close-up examinations of the new paper’s surface texture.
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Below are close-up still photos made with a smart phone, illustrating the various photo paper surfaces.
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