While Epson Premium Lustre is an excellent general purpose resin coated photo paper we have been hunting for a fibre based photo paper alternative. We have selected Legion Paper's Moab Juniper Baryta Rag. Legion Paper carry an amazing array of papers, from restoration and conservation through to platinum printing papers. Somewhere in the midst of this range is Juniper Baryta Rag, a 100% cotton, true baryta (barium sulphate) paper. We are totally jazzed by this paper, no wonder it gets such great reviews.
"I love the texture of the paper, which is so subtle it's almost smooth-but definitely there. I printed both color and black-and-white images on the paper and found the detail, color saturation, and overall contrast range to all be outstanding. The large areas of black in one of my images reproduced with an extremely elegant richness." Andrew Darlow - New York Photographer
"...a printing paper that can deliver pleasing results over a wide range of images in both color and monochrome. Moab’s Juniper Baryta Rag seems to do that well when going for deeply saturated or more pastel-valued color images and in monochrome prints that rely on deep blacks or more high-key values. The base color does not intrude on the color or monochrome values; indeed, it enriches saturated colors and I noted no unwanted color cast shifts in fully dry B&W images." George Schaub for Shutterbug
We are stoked with the outcome of our test prints and have added Moab Juniper Rag 305 to our paper catalogue and the first customers to experience this paper have been excited by the results.