Canson Infinity versus Hahnemuhle: Luminous Landscape's Baryta Showdown

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Michael Reichmann at Luminous Landscape has just finished a hands-on review of both Hahnemuhle Baryta FB and Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique. Pitting inket industry stalwart Hahnemuhle against newcomers (to inkjet paper, that is… not the industry at large) Canson Infinity, Reichmann set out to test the mettle of both papers.

About Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique:
There is a brilliance to the paper – depth of saturation, apparent dMax (though this is of course a function of the ink, not the paper) and a “three dimensionality” that can only be appreciated in person. Describing papers is like describing wine. Words simply can’t do it, and in this case there is nothing that can be shown online. One simply has to try a pack for oneself.

About Hahnemuhle Baryta FB:
…the reason for the apparent base paper colour was the high levels of OBAs in the paper, and that apparently “Europeans like this look”. It was further explained that once profiled the magenta cast would “profile out” and that the advantage of the paper’s brighter whites would be apparent.

Which of these paper giants came out on top? Check out the full review here and see for yourself.