Canson Infinity Inkjet Papers
Canson Infinity inkjet papers are manufactured by leading fine art paper mills Canson and Arches in France. Canson, founded in 1557, has a long history of producing fine art papers.
The Montgolfier family ran the mills from 1693. Joseph Montgolfier andÂ his brother Etienne Montgolfier, he created the first hot air balloon, the MontgolfiĂ¨re. They used their own paper to make the envelope and they engineered a heating system to inflate it. The current Canson logo is a stylised air balloon. The Montgolfier brothers were also the inventors of tracing paper.
BarthĂ©lĂ©my de Canson married Alexandrine Montgolfier, and subsequently took over the running of the mill. The company becameÂ Canson-Montgolfier in 1807. In 1853 BarthĂ©lĂ©my de CansonÂ invented a photographic paper that cut out the need forÂ platinum or gold chloride, making it cheaper and easier to use.
The two paper mills, Canson and Arches, have continued to create fine art papers used by well know artists such as Picasso, Chagall and Degas.
Canson have utilised their vast experience of papermaking to create a range of high quality fine art inkjet papers. The Canson Infinity range includes:
Fine art matt and textured papers, such as Rag Photographique, Edition Etching Rag, Arches Aquarelle Rag and Platine Fibre Rag; these are all 100% cotton rag, containing no optical brightners and designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements.
Traditional photographic style papers, which we think will be of great interest to our customers. There is the Baryta Photographique, with the same barium sulphate coating as traditional silver halide, fibre based photographic paper. The selection of RC inkjet papers have the same feel and surface as traditional resin coated photographic papers; Photogloss Premium RC, Photo Lustre Premium RC and Photosatin Premium RC.