300GSM OBA FREE SMOOTH FINE ART PAPER, 100% COTTON
Pura Smooth is a 300gsm matte fine art paper with a luxuriously smooth surface ideal for high resolution photographic imagery. It is able to produce extremely crisp and accurate detail as a result of its leadership (when measured against other fine art papers on the market today) in tonal range value, line quality, line contrast, and raggedness.
Pura Smooth is Breathing Color's latest innovation, tailor-made for the demanding and discerning photographer who values superior print quality and the best longevity available.
UNRIVALED COLOUR GAMUT
With a proprietary inkjet receptive coating that delivers exceptional numerical readings in dmax and colour gamut, Pura Smooth represents the new age of fine art papers from Breathing Color.
DELIVERS EXTREMELY DEEP BLACKS
The dmax on Pura Smooth is exceptional. If you print black & white photography, this paper is a must see.
BEAUTIFUL SKIN TONES
Just wait until see your portrait photography on Pura Smooth. It might be the most pleasing reproduction of skin tones you have ever seen on a fine art paper.
Pura Smooth will bring a new perspective to the finest detail contained in your photographs. Photographers spend a lot of money to buy the right camera and equipment that will enable them to capture every detail of their vision. It's time to use a paper that can do the same.
OBA-FREE, YET STILL BRIGHT WHITE
Called "Chromata White", this breakthrough technology has set Breathing Color apart for years. Normally, OBA-Free products have a yellowish surface. Our "Chromata White" technology, which we released in 2005, forever changed this by delivering OBA-Free with the desired white surface. This answered the needs of our customers to maximise the longevity of their prints while maintaining the most popular and desired look. Pura Smooth delivers a bright but slightly warmer white than the bright cooler white Optica One which does contain OBA's.
Pura Smooth is archival certified for 100+ years. Download and utilise the Archival Certificate to differentiate your business and show your customers how much you care about quality.
If you are new to Breathing Color and would like to test this product, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the inexpensive Trial rolls offered which provide enough product for sufficiently running tests and creating samples. Trial rolls are limited to one per customer per product.
Pura Smooth Fine Art Paper is water-resistant and instant drying, and can therefore be coated with our Timeless or Glamour 2 print varnish to create coated finishes on 100% Cotton Rag fine art paper (scroll down below this section to see a tutorial video of this process). You can use Timeless Gloss, Satin, and Matte with the process outlined in the video below. You can also use Glamour 2 Gloss, Matte, or a combination of the 2 when coating Pura Smooth.
Pura Smooth Passes Blue Wool Test
Extensive independent testing by a UKAS accredited laboratory has concluded that the Pura Smooth Fine Art Paper meets and/or exceeds the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and lightfastness. The Fine Art Trade Guild has established these standards in order to protect the interests of consumers. Consumers who follow the Blue Wool Testing and the Fine Art Trade Guild standards can be confident that the art and framing supplies they use are archival.
HOW TO VARNISH FINE ART PAPER PRINTS
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This Product has been compatibility tested and approved for the following printers. If you do not see your printer listed below, it does not mean it is not compatible but that we have not tested and approved your printer at this time.
Epson Stylus Pro Series Printers - Epson 4000, Epson 4800, Epson 4880, epson 4900, Epson 7500, Epson 7600, Epson 7800, Epson 7880, Epson 7890, Epson 7900, Epson 9500, Epson 9600, Epson 9800, Epson 9880, Epson 9890, Epson 9900, Epson 10000, Epson 10600, Epson 11880, Epson 9880, Epson 7880. Using Epson Archival Ink, Epson Ultrachrome Ink (Photo Black and Matte Black), Epson K3 Ink, and Epson Dye Ink. Epson Canvas.
Roland Hi-Fi Jet Pro & Pro II Series Printers, SolJet Pro II Series (Roland Archival Ink, Eco-Sol Ink, and Max Ink)
Hewlett-Packard DesignJet Z6100, DesignJet Z3100, 30, 90, 5000, 5500, Photosmart 8400, 8750 Series.
Canon Canon iPF9000, Canon iPF8300, Canon iPF8000, Canon iPF6300, Canon ipf5000, Canon ipf6400, Canon ipf6100, Canon ipf5100, Canon w6400, Canon i990
Mimaki JV-4, JV2 130, JV22-160
Mutoh RJ46, RJ50, RJ62, RJ64, Falcon II, Toucan LT