Matte / Glossy Photo Papers

Starting at $15.25 per sq. ft.

(39 customer reviews)

Serious about image quality in custom-printed photos? Start with great photo paper! From matte to glossy, Metallic to Fujiflex, find out which archival-quality kind is best for your project.

  • Thick, professional grade paper
  • 100 year archival papers won’t fade
  • 5 paper types to choose from
  • Print sizes up to 91.75″ x 43.75″
  • 17 hanging and framing options
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HD Photography Deserves Premium Photo Paper

Don’t settle for cheap poster prints or standard photo paper that will fade. At ArtisanHD, we can recreate a visually-enhanced memory that will last a lifetime with professional photo printing on photo quality paper.

All of our HD photo papers are thick, professional-grade, 100-year archival papers, printed and developed on-site in our darkroom. From our much-trusted Fuji Glossy paper to our high-end FujiFlex or Kodak Metallic photo papers, this is the real deal! Continuous tone laser-exposed LightJet prints offer great color and clarity.

Laminated prints are also available.

Photo Paper Types – Brands & Finishes

FujiFlex Crystal Archive

FujiFlex Crystal Archive LightJet HD Photo Paper Sample

Our top-selling HD photo paper has an extremely high-gloss finish, which adds depth and richness to make your image look almost 3D. A polyester-based silver-halide material is optimized for professional gallery-level color printing of displays and commercial prints.

Kodak Endura Metallic Paper

Kodak Endura Metallic HD Photo Paper Sample

Kodak Endura Metallic Paper has a glossy finish and pearlescent metallic appearance. This paper uses a proprietary combination of film laminate layers, which results in striking, three-dimensional, lasting images on an ultra-bright background.

Fuji Glossy

HD Photo Paper FujiFlex

Fuji Glossy paper has a high sheen finish, which gives your photo the WOW factor that you’ve been looking for. Fuji Glossy produces images with rich, deep blacks, brilliant colors, and a shiny surface. Fuji Glossy also has a neutral original white point, which balances the print.

Fuji Matte

HD Photo Paper Matte

Our Fuji Matte paper is smooth to the touch and has no sheen, meaning reflection and shine will be minimal. Your images will have color depth on a matte surface. Fuji Matte has extremely accurate color reproduction range and helps create unique, impressive images.

Fuji Luster

HD photo paper

Great for landscape photos and portraits and photos that need to be framed / matted and under glass (by others) Our Fuji Luster paper has a mild sheen that brings out the color with less reflectivity. Photos with high levels of contrast really benefit from these inherent media properties, truly creating a unique image.

Finishing Option – Laminate

HD Photo Paper Laminated

Available for Gloss, Metallic, and FujiFlex, this additional layer of laminate adds protection to your first surface mounting. Available in Matte, Luster and Gloss.

“I am amazed at the quality and depth of my printed photos! Artisan HD makes my work come to life!”

Christy L., ArtisanHD Customer

Hanging, Framing & Finishing Options

You have your high-resolution photo and you’ve selected the best paper to print photos on – how are you going to display it? We offer several popular photo paper hanging, framing and finishing options for you to find the perfect display for your HD printed photo. Choose between traditional options like frames and Sintra boards to more eye-popping options like Dibond sheets, Plexiglass or Infinity boards.

Plexi / Acrylic 1/4″

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Plexi / Acrylic 1/8″

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Plexi Salon Mount

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White Dibond

White Dibond

Dibond Brushed Aluminum

Dibond with Standoff mounting

3/16″ White Foam Core

Foam Core Mounting

Silver Frame Thick or Thin

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Black Frame Thick or Thin

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Black Sintra 6mm

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Black Sintra 3mm

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White Sintra 6mm

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White Sintra 3mm

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Black Infinity Board 1/2″

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Black Infinity Board 3/16″

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White Infinity Board 1/2″

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White Infinity Board 3/16″

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Not sure what your HD Photo Paper print will look like? Try a sample print today!

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Have questions about our HD photo papers?

Check out our helpful FAQs in the tab above, call us directly at 1 (877) 948-0009, or email us at Support@ArtisanHD.com.

FAQs

What makes the Canon Colorado Gel-Ink printer so special?2022-06-26T13:39:40-07:00

ArtisanHD has recently installed a new Canon Colorado Gel-Ink printer. Part of what makes the Canon Colorado so special is the introduction of new ink and finishing technologies.

Primarily there are 2 key reasons why you should print on the Canon Colorado:Canon Colorado print CU

#1 – The Canon UV gel ink provides a durable, scratch-resistant layer that needs no further protection for most applications.

This ink is also more flexible, providing the ability to stretch without damage when prints need to be folded, creased, wrapped or stretched on a frame.

#2 –  The new FLX finish technology, with which you can print your images with a beautiful glossy finish or a luxurious matte finish.

For a matte finish or when using porous media, a brief flash of UV light pins the UV gel droplets in place immediately after jetting, freezing the shape of every drop of ink. This results in a rough surface at the micro-level, providing the characteristic velvety-matte finish.
For instance, with a glossy finish, the droplets get a little more time to settle into a smooth, even layer.

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The difference between Glossy and Matte finish

Other benefits of the Canon Colorado Gel Ink Printer include:

  1. It provides excellent color range and depth
  2. You get low-odor prints, which is important for indoor usage
  3. It has 0 drying time which means faster shipping
  4. It has a considerably low environmental impact
  5. It provides robust prints on a wide range of media

HD Canon Colorado 1sheet 1200 x 1500 px1 2Not sure if you’d like watercolor paper? Choose 4 types of paper samples for $10 and get $10 back on your next order. Order samples here!

To learn more about the amazing capabilities of the Canon Colorado Gel Ink Printer, download this printable 1-sheet here.

 

How to Customize your Artwork with “Print Recipes”2019-06-12T11:35:49-07:00

We know that having a lot of options can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Especially when deciphering how to best customize your own artwork with all of our various print products and styling options. This is why we’ve implemented our brand new Print Recipes functionality!

Choose from one of our three professionally crafted preset recipes within the upload configurator or customize and save your own. Your go-to favorites will always remain stored under “Recipes” when logged into your account. Designed for a simpler ordering and checkout process!

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ArtisanHD’s Preset Recipes

Entry-Level: “Emerging Artist”  emerging artist customize recipes

Fuji Gloss, 1/8” Acrylic, Vinyl Encapsulation & Wood Museum-Back

Let your inner artist shine by printing your photographs and artwork with impeccable high-sheen and rich colors. Your print will then be applied to the back of an 1/8” thick crystal clear plexiglass sheet, complete with an affordable lightweight protective vinyl barrier and wooden museum-back for clean and easy hanging.

 

 

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Kodak Metallic, 1/4” Acrylic, Sintra Encapsulation & Black Wood Museum-Back

Graduate your artwork to the next level by creating striking, three-dimensional pearlescent metallic photo prints with a deeper than glass effect. The ¼” thick layer of acrylic paired with lightweight 3mm Sintra provides your images with professional protection and exceptional clarity. The museum-back will have black painted edges and is easy to hang.

 

 

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FujiFlex, 1/8” TruLife Acrylic, White Dibond Encapsulation & Black Aluminum Museum-Back

Create pro level gallery quality artwork with our top selling HD photo paper and anti-reflective acrylic combo! Add depth, and give your photos a true to life appearance that other acrylic products simply cannot match. Protect your investment & ensure durability with our professional Dibond metal encapsulation finish. We supply this version with a black powder-coated aluminum museum-back frame and Z-clip for easy hanging.

 

Customize & Save Your Own Print Recipes

print recipes customize your own artisanhdDo you have a favorite print combo that you’re constantly reaching for?

Kodak Metallic paper mounted to 1/4″ plexiglass acrylic? FujiFlex paper and Trulife (non-glare) Acrylic? Or perhaps direct to dibond brushed metal?

Whatever it may be, now you can customize your favorite go-to’s and save them for later.

Name your and save your own recipes! (example: “John’s Favorite Combo” or “My Gallery Prints”) 

Does your Lightjet printer apply any sharpening by default? Can it be turned off?2017-10-27T16:34:43-07:00

Yes, we run our LightJet printer with the sharpening feature ON. This is the default setting to ensure your custom hd photo prints and wall art are printed at the highest quality possible. For more information on LightJet and the prints created from it, check out this LightJet FAQ. LightJet Printer

However, if you would rather that we not use this feature, we can easily turn it off upon request. Please contact the ArtisanHD customer service department to specify this request with our LightJet printer and to complete your order. We want to ensure your order is completed exactly as you envision it!

What is a LightJet Print?2017-10-27T16:43:40-07:00

The term LightJet is often used to describe a digitally-made chromogenic print. Unexposed silver-halide (AgX) photographic paper is temporarily fixed on an internal drum. Three digitally controlled lasers simultaneously expose the photo-sensitive emulsion on the paper medium (or back-lit transparency medium) with red, green and blue laser light. The amount of light from each laser varies to provide specific color and density values for each pixel imaged to the lightjet print.

A Lesson in Light Leads to a Stunning LightJet Print

LightJet PrintThe light path includes a spinning, surface-coated mirror mounted on an air bearing that travels along the axis of the internal drum. It  reflects the laser light at 90 degrees, allowing for a dimensionally consistent round imaging dot across the entire area of the photographic paper. The purpose of this round imaging dot is to maintain edge to edge sharpness on the final print. The lightjet print is then processed using traditional photochemical means. After this process, the photographic print is handled just as any other photo print.

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  • We treat you like a person, not a number. With our dedicated staff of craftspeople, your order receives the personalized attention it deserves.
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ArtisanHD Customer Reviews

As the owner of a small startup company, I looked around The Valley and online for professional high quality printed products. Other solutions always seemed to come with a tradeoff: poor customer service, product size constraints, high pricing and volume, or even bad finish quality. Working with Mike and his team I was able to produce the high quality unique products at competitive prices that I was looking for without compromise. Their knowledgeable customer service was phenomenal! We were even able to find solutions to some of the more complex printing and finishing requirements I needed. I’ll definitely be working with them again on future projects!
I recently sold one of my Digital Art pieces and the team at ArtisanHD have the complete package really sorted out! They are a friendly, client orientated and totally professional team who happen to produce spectacular prints as well! Thanks guys for keeping everyone very happy!
ArtisanHD Online Photo Printing Review – Dale B.Dale B.
Fantastic staff, fantastic facilities, second to none product quality output. I feel like you're my secret weapon.
Beautiful print work and customer service of the highest order – you'll be so thrilled with how well you're treated, and how they'll go the extra mile to make sure you're happy and satisfied with the final result.
ArtisanHD Online Photo Printing Review – Denise S.Denise S.
It's rare I find a company today where the customer service, quality and pricing meet most every need I'm looking for. It's even rarer to find those companies where the staff are not only willing to meet those expectations, but surpass them. In a very stressful situation I created for myself, the staff at Artisan went out of their way to help me find a answer to my predicament. Their team worked with me to find a fast solution pulling me out of a situation I knew very few companies would go out of their way to solve. It's those actions I use to choose who I will send my next job. The service was awesome! The quality was awesome! Their staff was Awesome!
Raegan S.
Artisan Colour is the most creative, talented and friendly place to print and mind meld.  I have been satisfied with every experience I have had with them.  Front end to delivery topnotch.  So glad I was directed to them.
Adrienne M.
Simply the best. Great client services, great people, and great products.
ArtisanHD Online Photo Printing Review – Dan M.Dan M.
When I inadvertently shipped a limited edition print to a customer before signing it, Artisan was quick to have it rerouted back to their facility to resolve my issue. When I then showed up during the holiday season –– right before New Year's Eve –– I was met by no less than the company's president, Doug Bondon, who was genuinely happy to assist me and get my order on its way in a matter of minutes. Folks, this is what topnotch, white glove service really looks like. Outstanding!
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