Shooting panoramic images can be a rewarding process. It requires a certain amount of photographic skill to master and produces beautiful results. Selecting the correct panoramic paper is just the next part of the process to take your images to the next level.
Panoramic papers are extremely popular for printing Landscape photography images onto and also are a great way to present Cityscape imagery. We stock a range of Panoramic Papers for photographers looking to print their panoramic images onto from PermaJet and Fotospeed. Both manufacturers are renowned for the quality of their papers.
To help you to make the correct choice for you, we are going to talk about the panoramic media that?s on offer. There is a link to each of the products on our website on the name of the product.
PermaJet Panoramic papers come in rolls from 12? wide for the metallic finish Titanium Lustre and 13? wide for the other finishes.
PermaJet MattPlus 240 - 13? x 10mt. A clean white matt paper with ultra image sharpness and a really smooth surface. At 240gsm, the extra weight gives this paper a sumptuous feel and appearance, as well as deep and crisp colours. CIE whiteness 124.
PermaJet Ultra Pearl 295?- 13? x 10mt. A highly pronounced pearl surface with a 295gsm photographic weight. The Pearl finish is like the finish on a traditional lab Crystal Archive paper and is instant dry, plus highly scuff resistant.?CIE whiteness 103.
PermaJet Gloss 271?-?13? x 10mt. A superior, heavyweight 271gsm high gloss media with a true photographic feel and finish. An instant dry resin coated paper finished with a UV protected microporous supercoat.?CIE whiteness 131.
PermaJet Oyster 271 - 13? x 10mt. An Oyster / Pearl surface with a 271gsm photographic weight, texture and finish. Manufactured to be the whitest satin / pearl paper on the market with its instant dry resin coated surface.?CIE whiteness 131.
PermaJet Titanium Lustre 280?- 12? x 25mt. This photo paper truly resembles the look, feel and print quality of a metallic surface. Incredible detail and clarity is achievable delivering stunning high resolution visual impact.?CIE whiteness 96.
PermaJet Neptune Matt Canvas 400 - 13? x 6mt. This 100% cotton canvas has a natural ivory surface giving a beautiful natural appearance. This 400gsm canvas is ideal for printing black and white reproductions, watercolour, wildlife and artistic impressions.?CIE whiteness 78.
PermaJet also offer a chop down service on all their A2 sheets for an extra 15% surcharge. This does mean that you then end up with 50 sheets rather than 25. The finished product will be 50 x 210mm x 594mm sheets. This service will take an extra two days to process, but offers a huge range of finishes for you to choose from.
Fotospeed Panoramic Paper comes in sheets 210mm x 594mm. This means that you will be able to print a Panoramic, even if you only have an A4 printer! They come in a range of different finishes, or if you are unsure, you can purchase a Panoramic Test Pack, which contains four of each of the Panoramic Sheets as well as 1 sheet of A4 paper in each finish, which you can use for profiling by printing out their pdf test chart and sending it back to them to get your free icc profile.
Fotospeed PF Gloss 270 - This?is a middle-weight paper with a high gloss finish.? The paper has a bright white base and an instant dry, micro-porous coating.? Pigment Friendly Gloss has a wide colour gamut and high d-max that delivers beautiful images, both in colour and monochrome.?CIE whiteness 140.
Fotospeed?PF Lustre 275 - This is a middle-weight paper with a lustre finish.? The paper has a bright white base and an instant dry, micro-porous coating.? This multi award-winning paper?s wide colour gamut and high d-max delivers beautiful images, both in colour and monochrome.?CIE whiteness 104.
Fotospeed?Photo Smooth Pearl 290 - This paper has a natural white base and an instant dry, micro-porous coating. The paper's wide colour gamut and high d-max delivers beautiful images, both in colour and black and white. The features of this?paper perfectly matches the qualities of now discontinued Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl 290 Paper.?CIE whiteness 140.
Fotospeed Platinum Baryta 300 - This paper is 100% acid-free with a smooth unglazed gloss surface.? A natural white base and state of the art microporous ink receiving layer delivers a high d-max (2.7) and wide colour gamut.?The paper is approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild and when used in conjunction with pigment inks will ensure a print life of more than 85 years.?CIE whiteness 100.
Fotospeed Smooth Cotton 300 - This paper is 100% cotton, pH neutral with an ultra-smooth surface.? The paper?s white base and state of the art coating delivers the highest level of ink load of all the Fotospeed range, making it ideal for high saturation images.? When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years.?CIE whiteness 94.
Fotospeed Platinum Smooth Etching 285 - This paper is 100% acid free with a velvety, textured surface.? A natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, deliver a high d-max and wide colour gamut.? Platinum Etching is 25% cotton and 75% alpha-cellulose.? When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years.?CIE whiteness 93.?
Fotospeed Panoramic Test Pack - Contains four each of the above Panoramic papers from Fotospeed, plus 1 sheet of A4 in each of the ranges for profiling.
As you can see there is a huge choice of finishes in Panoramic media in both rolls and sheets. If you would like more help in choosing the right Panoramic Media for you, feel free to call the GDS office or email us.
?If you need help in understanding how white a white is, you can read this guide here - Whiteness, Brightness and Shades of paper.