The Papers

Tom Migot Fine Art only uses the very best of Fine Art papers available on the market and for me Canson is the embodiment of paper craftsmanship. Nowadays there are thousands of papers to choose from and those are produced by hundreds of brand worldwide. However, very few have their own paper mill and Canson has been doing it since  1557. 

Canson was also a pioneer in the photographic process and patented a photo paper as early as 1865 which simplified the printing process and reduced its cost at the time. In 2008, Canson launched its range of Fine Art printing paper: Canson Infinity.

When I started my Fine Art printing journey, I was overwhelmed by all the different types of printing papers and brands. Thankfully, I quickly discovered the Canson Infinity Fine Art paper range and I fell in love with it. Thanks to it, printing has enabled me to be a more fulfilled artist photographer. 

Because Fine Art paper is intended for the printing of high-quality photographs, its quality must be ideally suited to receiving inks and pigments. The composition of the surface layer must allow the ink to adhere well over time, while offering a neutral pH to ensure that the paper also stands the test of time. The Canson Infinity Fine Art papers only contain natural fibres (usually cotton or alpha cellulose).

My Expertise at your Service

Below are all the Fine Art papers used by Tom Migot Fine Art. I appreciate it can difficult to choose the right paper for your work if you have never held it in your hand. Please worry not as I am here to help you. Feel free to contact me directly ([email protected] ) if you wish to discuss the most appropriate paper for your print.

If you wish to softproof your images before ordering a print, not only does Tom Migot Fine Art provides you with some guidance but also all the custom ICC profiles for each papers.

The Matte Papers

Here are all the Fine Art matte papers Tom Migot Fine Art has at your disposal:

Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm

A 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art Canson paper. It is exceptionally smooth with a satin and sensual touch. Its conception fulfils the need for continued longevity required by the Fine Art market. The surface finish is matte to ensure the best rendering whatever the lighting condition (no reflection).

Canson Edition Etching Rag 310gsm

A 100% cotton museum-grade matte Fine Art Canson paper with a smooth texture, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers. The paper has the purest white tone available on the market, without any Optical Brightening Agents. It offers a high paper shade stability and a resistance to aging by using natural minerals. It provides deep blacks, excellent image sharpness, optimum colour graduation and its unique slight grain makes it ideal for printing detailed work, colour photographs and exceptional black and white portraits.

Canson Aquarelle Rag 240gsm

This genuine 100% rag, watercolour paper possesses the unique structure, surface texture and warm white tone that demanding artists expect from a traditional Fine Art paper. This matte paper complies with the highest archival standards and is extremely age resistant. It gives a unique and unrivalled character to the Fine Art reproduction of traditional artwork and photographs.

TMFA Aquarelle Rag Paper

The Satin & Lustre Papers

Here are all the Fine Art lustre papers Tom Migot Fine Art has at your disposal:

Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm

A 100% cotton museum-grade Fine Art Platinum Canson paper offering 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. The surface finish is satin with a slight texture. This paper shows an excellent black density and exceptional grey tones which is perfect for the more discerning black and white as well as colour photographic prints.

Canson Baryta Photographique 310gsm

A true Baryta museum grade pure white Fine Art Canson paper. It offers the look and aesthetic of the original darkroom baryta print. Its conception fulfils the need for continued longevity required by the Fine Art market. The surface finish is satin with a light sheen which shows excellent black density and great image sharpness, making it ideal for black and white photography. This paper contain a very low level of Optical Brightening Agent

Canson Lustre Premium RC 310gsm

A 100% alpha cellulose acid-free Fine Art paper coated with a structured polyethylene and a microporous receiver layer. 
This finish gives a stunning lustre effect. This exceptional photographic paper has been designed to comply with the highest lifespan requirements. It is the perfect choice for black & white and colour photographic reproductions. This paper contain a moderate low level of Optical Brightening Agent