Are you looking at selecting a Baryta paper for your next project, but don't know where to start? We compare the key features of the Baryta papers we have here at GDS, to help you to easily select the perfect paper for you.

Paper

Finish

Texture

 Weight 

 Thickness 

Whiteness CIE

D-Max

OBA Free

PermaJet FB Mono Gloss Baryta

Gloss

Smooth

320gsm

0.35mm

104

2.38

No

PermaJet FB Gold Silk

Satin

Smooth

315gsm

0.31mm

101

2.3 min.

No

PermaJet FB Distinction

Satin

Smooth

320gsm

0.35mm

106

2.3 min.

No

PermaJet FB Royal Gloss

Satin

Smooth

310gsm

0.34mm

98.5

2.3 min.

No

PermaJet FB Pearl

Satin

Smooth

300gsm

0.34mm

94

2.3 min.

No

PermaJet FB Matt

Matt

Ultra Smooth

285gsm

0.31mm

101.5

2.3 min.

No

Fotospeed Platinum Baryta

Gloss

Smooth

300gsm

310 micron

100

2.7

No

Hahnemühle Baryta FB

High Gloss

Smooth

350gsm

0.37mm

104

Not Given

No

Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta

High Gloss

Smooth

325gsm

0.41mm

103

Not Given

No

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta

High Gloss

Smooth

315gsm

0.43mm

91

Not Given

Yes

Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Satin

Satin

Smooth

300gsm

0.37mm

92

High

Yes

Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige

Gloss

Smooth

340gsm

370 micron

112

Not Given

No

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique

Satin

Extra Smooth

310gsm

310 micron

99.16

Not Given

No

 

PermaJet FB Distinction Baryta PaperAll of the Baryta papers offer a really traditional photographic feel and have a good weight in the hand. Being a Bartya paper all the above papers are Fibre Based (hence the term FB in many of the names), archival and many meeting ISO standard 9706. They are mostly 100% Alpha Cellulose, with some being made from a Cotton / Cellulose mix. These materials are naturally acid free.

The D-Max ratings given are a guide as to what can be achieved. Individual results may vary according to the printer and inks used in printing. Most of these 

A note on Whiteness. Whiteness is measured on a scale of 1 - 100 by measuring levels of reflected light. The lower the whiteness reading the creamier / more yellow the colour will be. A level of 100 on the cie Whiteness scale will be a natural, but 'perfect' white. When we get readings over 100, this would indicate that OBAs (Optical Brightening Agents) have been used. This in effect causes more light to be reflected than the actual light source emits, hence why the Whiteness levels go off the scale.

PermaJet also do the PermaJet FB Baryta Test Pack, which includes 3 x A4 sheets of all the FB Baryta papers in the range. This is a really handy way of being able to try before you buy so to speak.

To find out what is Baryta Paper and why you should be using it - see HERE.