Fujifilm UK have expanded their range of professional inkjet media, with additions that include a popular new satin finish canvas type, and an outstanding genuine fibre base gloss baryte. The new papers are available now from all main Fujifilm stockists.
The Satin Canvas 350gsm is one of two new canvases introduced by Fujifilm UK. Satin has become the canvas finish most favoured by US consumers, a trend the UK is expected to follow.
The other new Fujifilm canvas is Fine Art Natural Canvas 290gsm, a single-weave natural matt.
But the big news in Fine Art must be that two completely new baryte type papers have joined the Fujifilm range of large format print media. The extensively tested new papers are available in gloss and matt, the base paper is genuine fibre based baryte media.
Artist Nic Gaunt used the new Fujifilm Fine Art Fibre Baryte Gloss 310gsm for each of the 42 large format prints in his “The Rotunda Project – 21 Stories” international touring exhibition.
“My printers and gallery both said this new paper's fantastic,
” Nic said, “It's so good it seems a shame to put it behind glass. The framers had so much respect for it, they took extra care in the dry mounting, to make sure they didn't spoil it. I don't think it's that good, I think it's better than that! I've waited so long for a paper of traditional quality to come along, and now I've got something that beats it!
The new Fujifilm baryte papers have a premium look and feel, wide dynamic range, luminous neutral whites, and hold deep, rich blacks. They even have the scent of traditional baryte papers! And they give exceptional, museum standard, archival life.
Graham Diprose, Lead Tutor in Photography in Graphic Design, LCC, and colleague Jeff Robins, researched with Mike Seaborne, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London, before choosing Fujifilm Fine Art Fibre Baryte as the archival medium for both new and digitally restored Victorian images in their ambitious “...in the footsteps of Henry Taunt” project, when they knew it was to be placed in English Heritage's National Monuments Record archive.
“We carefully researched a number of alternatives,
” Graham said, “but we chose Fujifilm Fine Art Fibre Baryte over digital storage, and any other paper, for its exceptional archival life. Wilhelm Imaging Research data indicated that only with Fujifilm Fine Art Fibre Baryte could we be confident of being able to send digital photographic images 300 years or more into the future
Fujifilm Fine Art Fibre Baryte Gloss 310gsm and Fujifilm Fine Art Fibre Baryte Matt BW 310gsm are available now, in cut sheets and rolls, from dealers of Fujifilm professional large format inkjet media.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peter Hayward, Commercial Manager of Fujifilm UK Photofinishing, on 44 (0)1234 572 135.