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VG-Lab Art Papers Collection

by Danny Bach, June 28, 2017

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Bamboo (M001/P003)

  • 90% Bamboo Fiber / 10% Cotton Base (The most environmental friendly paper)
  • Basis Weight: 290 gsm
  • Thickness: 19.7 mil
  • Opacity: 99%
  • Whiteness: 83%
  • No Optical Brightening Agents
  • Acid Free; Calcium Carbonate Buffered
  • Instant Drying; High Water Resistance
  • Surface Finish: Matte

Bamboo is the world’s first digital fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. Bamboo represents spirituality, naturalness and resource-saving paper production. Particularly suitable for warm-toned colour and monochrome prints, Bamboo really highlights the sensuality of images. (Hahnemühle website) – As the most environmental friendly paper, VG-Lab highly recommends.


  • Traditional Baryta Surface
  • 100% Cotton Rag Base Material
  • Basis Weight: 310 gsm
  • Thickness: 12.5 mil
  • Opacity: >98%
  • No Optical Brightening Agents
  • Surface Finish: Silk

GFS (P005)

Gold Fibre Silk is one of our favourite papers. The media creates high definition images with an extended tonal range and excellent archival properties making it a must for exhibition quality prints. This versatile media is perfect for colour images with vibrancy and depth or for producing a sympathetic re-creation of a traditional black and white image. As with true black and white images, the photographer can create the look of chemically toned sepia, gold, selenium and blue images but unlike chemical toning, the number of variations are only limited by the photographer’s imagination. (Ilford Website)

Canson Infinity

Rag 310 (P002)

  • 100% Cotton Rag Base
  • Basis Weight: 310 gsm
  • Thickness: 18.3 mil
  • Whiteness: 89.8%
  • No OBA Content
  • Acid Free and Internally Buffered
  • Instant Drying
  • High Water Resistance
  • Surface Finish: Smooth Matte

Canson® Infinity Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It has been developed to address the need for continued longevity requirements in the Digital Fine Art market.

Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking. (Canson Infinity Website)


  • Resin Coated Paper
  • Basis Weight: 260 gsm
  • Thickness: 10.5 mil
  • Opacity: 98%
  • Surface Finish: Iridium Metallic Glossy

Ilford Metallic (P004)

Ilford Metallic offers photographers the ability to print images with a true ‘wow’ factor. The iridium finish gives every image a three-dimensional look ensuring that each print truly comes to life. (Ilford website)

Breathing Color

Metallic BC (M002)

  • Metallic Paper
  • Basis Weight: 255 gsm
  • Thickness: 10 mil
  • Opacity: 96%
  • Brightness: 92%
  • Surface Finish: Metallic

Vibrance Metallic is the first and currently the only metallic photo paper that delivers a comparable look, feel, and quality of the Kodak® metallic process. (Breathing Color website)

Canson Infinity

  • 100% Cotton Rag Base
  • Basis Weight: 310 gsm
  • Thickness: 15.6 mil
  • Whiteness: 89.12%
  • No OBA Content
  • Acid Free and Internally Buffered
  • Instant Drying
  • High Water Resistance
  • Surface Finish: Smooth Satin

Platine (P002)

Setting the benchmark for Digital Darkroom papers, Platine Fibre Rag provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images.  (Canson Infinity website)


Pearl (P007)

  • Heavy 310 GSM Paper
  • Instant Dry Nanoporous Surface
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • For Pigment- & Dye-Based Ink Systems
  • Consistent Results
  • Look & Feel Of A Traditional Photograph

GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl paper features the very latest HDR (High Dynamic Range) optically clear coating and coupled with recent advancements in inkjet receiving layer design, makes this the reference media for producing images with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut. (Ilford website)


Resin coated paper
Basis weight: 255gsm
Thickness: 10 mil
Surface: Luster/Semi-gloss

Premium Luster (P006)

Affordable paper for those who need quality exhibition prints.


Ultra Archival (M003)

  • Basis weight: 260 gsm
  • Thickness: 10 mil
  • Polyethylene Coating
  • ISO Brightness: 97%
  • Opacity: 97%

Another affordable option for exhibition/archival prints.