OnDrawnWings 15th june 2017



HI Peeky,


I got another reply:


Prices for Print Size: 16 x 20 inches


x50 prints:  $XXX ($XXX / per print)


x100 prints:  $XXX ($XXX / per print)


When I pressed for details, here is what I got about their paper, inks. I think they use a similar setup to the other quote:




"Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New Premium Fine Art Papers Ideal for Professional Photographers


Key Features Include Rich Color Reproduction, Longevity and Detailed Expression of Gradation


 MELVILLE, N.Y., October 18, 2016 – Photographers have a wide range of paper options when printing their work and choosing the right paper to match the work is key to professional and amateur photographers alike. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues to show their commitment to the professional printing market by announcing today three new Premium Fine Art papers -- Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Fine Art Bright White and Premium Polished Rag. Designed to produce, rich-color reproduction, and detailed expression of gradation, these new papers will help photographers take their images to the next level and create works of art.


“Canon continues to be committed to our professional printing audience and these new papers are a great example of providing the tools needed to create great artwork,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Having a wide range of versatile media support for our printers allows users to choose the best paper to create their masterpiece.”


Premium Fine Art Smooth paper is designed to produce a deep, rich black by allowing the pigment to reside close to the surface of the paper. This line of paper separates the ink-receiving layers into a color-reproduction layer and an absorbing layer allowing more pigment to remain on the surface of the paper for a dramatically improved color reproduction. Premium Fine Art Smooth uses 100% cotton for the base and it does not contain lignin, a causative substance that can result in yellow discoloration. This is an acid-free paper suitable for archival prints and image longevity. Additionally, when using the newly optimized LUCIA PRO ink, users will realize deeper black density, detail gradation of shadow and increased image longevity. The new Premium Fine Art Smooth adopts "natural" for tone of color, and "smooth" for texture of paper surface. The combination of the thickness of the paper and the soft, tender texture of cotton achieves a luxurious feeling final product. This 310 gsm paper is available in cut sheet sizes as well as 17, 24, 36 and 44-inch roll sizes.


Premium Fine Art Bright White is a high-quality, 100% cotton, acid-free inkjet paper with a bright white tone that provides more visual contrast. The very smooth and silky surface lends itself to high-color consistency and gamut making it ideal for profound photographic prints and fine art reproductions. This 305 gsm media is available in 24, 36, 44 and 60-inch roll sizes."


Wilhelm Research on Canon Lucia inks permanence. 95 years if color and over 200 years if black and white under glass.






What do you think, Peeky?


95 years under glass is about as good as it gets, as far as I know.


Kind regards,





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