My photos are printed with utmost care on pigment ink printers. I am using the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 with Epson’s UltraChrome K3 inks and the Epson SureColor SC-P900 with UltraChrome Pro10 inks. Both inks are pigment-based and highly stable. According to Wilhelm Imaging Research Inc. prints made from UltraChrome K3 inks on archival-grade papers can persist without visible degradation for up to 100 years (color) or 200 years (black and white). The Pro10 inks are even more stable.

I am primarily using the following fineart papers.

  • Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308: 308 g/m2, 100% cotton, matte, fine felt structure, almost no optical brighteners (OBA)
  • Hahnemühle Museum Etching: 350 g/m2 (heavy), 100% cotton, matte, textured surface, no OBAs
  • Canson Arches 88: 310 g/m2, 100% cotton, matte, ultra-smooth, no OBAs
  • Canson Rag Photographique: 310 g/m2, 100% cotton, smooth matte, no OBAs
  • Moab Entrada Rag Natural 300: 300 g/m2, 100% cotton, matte, no OBAs

For a paper more resembling the natural gloss of silver gelatine baryta papers I use

  • Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl: 320 g/m2, 100% cotton, pearl gloss, no OBAs