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.
Matte / Glossy Photo Papers
Starting at $16.41 per sq. ft.
Bring your masterpeice to life
in 3 easy steps
- Choose Print Type
- Upload your Image
- Choose Frame Option
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
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. (Max height/width is 43″).
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.
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.
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
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!”
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″
Plexi / Acrylic 1/8″
Plexi Salon Mount
Dibond Brushed Aluminum
3/16″ White Foam Core
Silver Frame Thick or Thin
Black Frame Thick or Thin
Black Sintra 6mm
Black Sintra 3mm
White Sintra 6mm
White Sintra 3mm
Black Infinity Board 1/2″
Black Infinity Board 3/16″
White Infinity Board 1/2″
White Infinity Board 3/16″
Not sure what your HD Photo Paper print will look like? Try a sample print today!Order Print Samples!
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.
Epson Metallic Paper, Fuji Glossy, Fuji Matte, Fuji Luster
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:
#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.
Other benefits of the Canon Colorado Gel Ink Printer include:
- It provides excellent color range and depth
- You get low-odor prints, which is important for indoor usage
- It has 0 drying time which means faster shipping
- It has a considerably low environmental impact
- It provides robust prints on a wide range of media
Not 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.
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!
ArtisanHD’s Preset Recipes
Entry-Level: “Emerging Artist”
Fuji Gloss, 1/8” Acrylic, Vinyl Encapsulation & Sintra 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 sintra museum-back for clean and easy hanging.
Mid-Grade: “The College Grad”
Kodak Metallic, 1/4” Acrylic, Sintra Encapsulation & Black Sintra 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 black sintra museum-back will have black painted edges and is easy to hang.
High-End: “The PRO”
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
Do 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”)
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.
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!
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
The 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.
Watercolor Paper Fine Art PrintsRated 5.00 out of 5Starting at $15.25 per sq. ft.
Dibond® Brushed Metal Aluminum PrintingRated 4.92 out of 5Starting at $35.64 per sq. ft.
Triptych, Diptych Splits & Wall Art Gallery ClustersRated 5.00 out of 5Starting at $27.23 per sq. ft.
Acrylic Print EncapsulationRated 5.00 out of 5Starting at $52.40 per sq. ft.
Custom Printing ServicesRated 5.00 out of 5
Scott D. –
The turnaround time was good, although I felt the shipping charges were a little high. I was very impressed with the care that was taken in the packaging and the shipping was only 2 days, which was great. I was very happy with the finished product and have had many people comment on the quality of the color and print.
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Andrew S. –
Fujiflex media is a must! Extremely pleased with the quality and production of my print!
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Kimberly L. –
I was really pleased with the gorgeous color! One of my pictures looks almost 3D!
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Cecil C. –
I did a test print of small areas of 3 images in order to see what they would look like on metallic photographic paper. I loved it. I also did a couple of prints directly to plexi. Did not come out as expected. I will know what to do better next time.
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Reuben E. –
The printing came out better than expected. Thank you
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