Papers and Pricing

We only print for photographers and artists and print with the best papers and inks. Our prices are very competitive, in fact find a published price less than us and we will beat it by 10%, or refund the difference* – but we don’t think you can!

Since May 2022, there have been so many price increases it’s hard to keep up. There have been 3 price increase on one paper in the last 6 weeks plus a 6.5% fuel surcharge. So, the square foot prices below are current as of mid August 2022.

Sample packs of our standard papers are available for $5 refundable against your first order.
We have the following papers available in stock (other papers are available on request):

Hahnemühle

Hahnemühle has been making papers for artists since 1584 and was one of the first traditional paper makers to create fine art paper for digital. We have been printing on this paper for many years.

  • Photo Rag 100% cotton rag 308 gsm / 19 mil – one of the worlds most popular fine art paper a warm toned paper with a slight texture – around $19 a square foot.
  • Photo Matt Fibre 200 gsm / 11.8 mil – a warm toned paper with a little texture, prints almost identically to Photo Rag – around $8 a square ft (see below).

Other Papers

  • Moab Lasal 230 gsm / 11 mil – bright white smooth paper, inexpensive and prints well – around $6 a square ft. Good for very budget based projects where a simple white paper will suffice.
  • Epson Hot Press Bright White 330 gsm / 16 mil – bright white smooth 100% cotton rag paper prints exceptionally well – around $11 a square ft
  • Epson Premium Lustre 260 a 240 gsm / 10 mil RC photo paper with a photographic look and feel, a very popular paper for photographers as it prints very well and is well priced – around $6 a square ft

We are a Hahnemühle certified studio, one of only four north of New York and the only one in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. (we are still listed in the UAE but working on the change now).

We print on a variety of papers from Hahnemühle, Innova, Canson, Moab, Epson, Somerset and many others. One of our favorites is Hahnemühle who have been making papers for artists since 1584 and was one of the first traditional paper makers to create fine art paper for digital. We have been printing on this paper for many years and Photo Rag 308 gsm is the most popular. This 100% cotton rag paper has a warm tone and slight texture. Despite the fact that this is called “photo” rag it’s also a favorite amongst artists. It prints beautifully and I have seen more prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag in Museums than any other paper.

Artists and Budgets

If you have a gallery show or are giving prints away for promotion it can get very expensive to print on the best fine art paper – you have no way of knowing if the exhibition prints will sell so you may end up with a lot of expensive prints in your studio or home. If you print on a less expensive paper it’s not showing your work at its best and this can inhibit sales. Our solution is simple, cost conscious and effective – we know it works.

Prints on Hahnemühle matt fibre and Hahnemühle photo rag look pretty much identical; they have the same warm tone and a similar slight texture, if they are framed it is almost impossible to tell the difference. So, you can print your exhibtion prints on matt fibre for about 1/3rd of the cost and then when a work sells you print it on photo rag, the exhibition prints can be marked EX so they do not need to be part of an edition. Since they are both printed on Hahnemühle paper you have the prestige of stating that your works are printed on one of the words standards for fine art print papers.

Other ways to save money – order by the linear foot.

The paper we use comes in rolls of 44″ wide and we hate to waste paper, so the most economical way for you (and us) is to print by the linear foot. For example, if you wanted two 16 x 20 prints on Photo Rag 308 it would cost $42 x 2 = $84. If you buy by the linear foot you would have 16″ of paper by the linear foot and it would cost $74. So if you can think about your prints and how they would fit across a 44″ wide roll it could save you money.

PhotoTEX™

PhotoTEX™ is a peel & stick, multi-US patented, adhesive material made of 100% polyester fabric. Its dependable adhesive can be removed and reused multiple times without any alteration or damaged to the surface.  PhotoTEX textile does not shrink, curl, rip or wrinkle in any climate. PhotoTEX can be installed for a day or a decade and is easy to remove at your discretion. With careful removal it can be used again. It’s perfect for temporary or permanent large scale art installations.

We have been using this for years for all kinds of projects from murals, to photo walls and for fun projects. It prints well and will not fade or change color. A surprising use we found was for car and truck signs, we printed a temporary sign for a truck and were amazed when it was still on the truck a year later. We can’t guarantee that of course but if you need a quick sign for a car or truck that can be easily removed without damage it works well.

For Murals it works brilliantly, this image was designed by Michelle O’Niel and has was installed in Dubai covering a complete wall. That’s a TV in the middle.