The latest photographic paper from Red River Paper is Palo Duro Etching, a 100% cotton rag that’s free of chemicals or optical brighteners. The paper is designed to create the look and feel of fine-art darkroom prints through warm-tone whites and deep blacks with a touch of texture without detracting from the fine details captured in an image.
Those elements make Palo Duro Etching especially suitable for portrait photography, landscapes, black-and-white and reproductions. The result is beautiful, archival museum-quality prints.
According to Red River Paper, the capture of the deep blacks is due to “a special barrier coat placed between the paper and inkjet receiving layer. Ink remains ‘trapped’ in the inkjet coating and cannot sink into the paper base. The results are deep, rich blacks typically not found in matte surface papers.”
Palo Duro Etching has a weight of 315gsm (84 lb.), with a 21 mil thickness. It’s available now in a variety of sizes, from 4×6 to 13×38 inches, with rolls in 17”x50’, 24”x50’ and 44”x50’ sizes.
See the press release below:
Red River Paper’s Palo Duro Etching Sets the Bar High for Fine Art Inkjet Media
100% Cotton Rag and OBA-Free, New Paper Renders Beautiful Warm Tone Whites / Deep Blacks with a Hint of Texture to Create Look and Feel of Traditional Fine Art Prints from the Darkroom
Dallas, TX – May 23, 2017 – Red River Paper is introducing a new fine art paper that will impress the most discerning photographic purists, fine art collectors, and museum curators. Palo Duro Etching is a natural white paper made from 100% cotton rag that presents the classic look of a fine art photographic print produced in the darkroom. It is an ideal paper for nature / landscape photographs, rich black-and-white images, artwork reproductions, and gorgeous skin tone reproductions. Completely free of acids, lignins, and OBAs, Palo Duro Etching will receive high marks for its museum quality and archival stability.
“Our new Palo Duro Etching paper is one of the finest photo papers we have ever produced,” explains Drew Hendrix, owner of Red River Paper. “From its subtle-textured surface and quality ‘feel,’ to rendering warm natural tones and deep rich blacks, Palo Duro Etching will satisfy even the most critical eye.”
Palo Duro Etching meets all the critical demands of art galleries, museums, and collectors. Made from 100% cotton fiber, the paper is free of any additives including chemicals or optical brighteners (OBA) to create the look and feel of darkroom-quality prints that won’t fade or discolor over time.
The secret to its ability to capture luxurious deep blacks is a special barrier coat placed between the paper and inkjet receiving layer. Ink remains “trapped” in the inkjet coating and cannot sink into the paper base. The results are deep, rich blacks typically not found in matte surface papers.
Benefits of Palo Duro Etching Paper
- The look and feel of original fine art or darkroom prints
- Deep blacks, smooth gray tones, true saturated colors
- Fine photographic reproductions – for sale or for display at home
- Meets standards of most discerning print enthusiasts
Paper Sizes and Availability
Palo Duro Etching is available now in 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 8.5×11, 9×13, 11×14, 13×19, 16×20, 17×22, 17×22, 17×25 and 13×38. Rolls are available in 17”x50’, 24”x50’ and 44”x50’. All papers can be purchased directly from Red River Paper.
About Red River Paper
Red River Paper was founded in 1997 and our team has more than 50 years’ experience in fine papers. We hand pick fine inkjet media from sources around the world. At our plant in Dallas, Texas, we convert the paper to an unmatched range of sheet and roll sizes and then add special features available only from Red River. You get access to wholesale direct pricing and the convenience of over 30 different inkjet papers under one roof. We guarantee compatibility with Canon, Epson, and HP brand inkjet printers. Call or email us for expert technical support, help finding the right paper, and even tips for getting better prints. We’ll even help you pick the right printer based on your needs.