What Is Baryta Paper?

Baryta Giclée papers were developed to replicate the traditional manufacture of analogue darkroom papers, including a barium sulphate layer incorporated into the coating – this coating provides excellent black density (dmax), contrast and quality and was first used to primarily print B&W digital images to mimic darkroom prints. It’s funny how times change as barium sulphate is no longer used in many analogue darkroom papers!

You may want to use the Baryta range of papers for your Giclée printing as they are the perfect choice to enhance the detail and definition of images. You get the added benefit of extended tonal range and excellent archival properties and it is particularly suited to images that require high contrast and wide colour gamut. The heavy weight (325gsm) also reinforces the high quality character of this product, providing the look and feel of an analogue darkroom print.

As with all Giclée papers we recommend care when handling and to print with a border if possible as the emulsion is quite sensitive. At Metro Imaging we offer Baryta Giclée prints up to 84×60” (2133x1524mm).


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Our range of Giclee Papers

>Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

This velvety heavyweight etching paper has a fine surface texture. German Etching is one of the most popular media for artwork and photography. The paper has a textured surface that still allows high quality printing. Find out more
>Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm

Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm

This is one of Hahnemühle’s genuine artist papers, mould made, 100% acid free paper with an exceptionally smooth surface. Photo Rag is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints. Find out more
>Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm

Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm

Fine Art Baryta is a bright white paper with exceptionally high colour depth. Using barium sulphate in the coating makes this paper a close match to traditional photographic Fibre Based papers. Find out more
>Somerset Photo Satin 300gsm

Somerset Photo Satin 300gsm

This paper made from 100% cotton linters, has a high whiteness value that contains a high percentage of alpha cellulose. The paper is made on a mould machine using woollen felts which impart a delicate texture to the surface. Find out more
>Somerset Enhanced 255gsm

Somerset Enhanced 255gsm

This is a beautiful paper and is ideal for fine art reproduction and photography. Made from 100% cotton fibre using a traditional mould machine this paper has an invisible coating on one side allowing the creation of superb prints with a wide colour gamut. Find out more
>Canson Photo High Gloss Premium 315gsm

Canson Photo High Gloss Premium 315gsm

This ultra-white photo paper consists of an ultra-smooth, alpha-cellulose, acid-free paper coated with polyethylene and multiple micro porous colour receiver layers. Find out more
>Canson Infinity Photosatin Premium 270gsm

Canson Infinity Photosatin Premium 270gsm

PhotoSatin Premium Resin Coated consists of an alpha cellulose acid-free art paper coated with a structured polyethylene and a micro porous receiver layer. Find out more


We print directly onto high quality heavy weight real artist cotton canvas, achieving high quality vibrant canvas prints from your images. Find out more