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Best Inkjet Paper for Flowers & Nature

© Rob Hull, greatphotography.com

Flowers offer as much variety, probably more, than photographing people. Images of flowers can be bold, subtle, colorful, or muted. Flowers can even evoke different emotions and moods. Therefore, you will want to choose the right paper to properly convey the feeling in your flower photography.

For pop, saturation and a bright mood, choose satin and glossy papers. You can choose from warm or cool tone satin paper. A warm tone paper can add to the natural feel of an image, while cool papers contribute to more pop and contrast.

If your flower photos feel more subtle and you want an elegant look consider photo matte and cotton fine art media. These non-reflective surfaces bring down the saturation level a bit and allow viewers to focus on fine details in your work.

For a bit of fun, print your flower photos on 66lb. Polar Pearl Metallic. The effect is quite stunning. A photo metallic usually works best for non-organic objects and imagery. However, nature's color pallet is on full display with flowers.

68lb. UltraPro Gloss 2.0

68lb. UltraPro Gloss prints vibrant colors and deep blacks with any inkjet printer. 10.4mil thickness gives your prints true photo lab quality. Compatible with any inkjet printer, this paper dries instantly for immediate quality and resistance to smears.

  • Surface: Glossy
  • Tone: Bright White
  • Weight: 68lb. / 270 gsm
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil

68lb. UltraPro Satin

If you print, you have to have UltraPro Satin in your paper inventory. It produces professional quality results and works with virtually any image. The UltraPro Satin looks and feels just like photo lab satin - a lightly textured surface that breaks up reflections and minimizes fingerprints.

  • Surface: Satin medium texture
  • Tone: Bright white
  • Weight: 68lb. / 270 gsm
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil

66lb. Palo Duro Satin

Warmer Tone Satin Paper

The warmer tone cousin of Arctic Polar Satin, Palo Duro is a wonderful choice for landscapes, portraits, and more.

  • Surface: Satin shallow texture
  • Tone: Warmer white
  • Weight: 255 gsm / 66lb.
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil

Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300

Palo Duro Baryta Fiber is a pleasant neutral white semi-gloss that adds natural richness to portraits and landscapes. Black & White images benefit from Palo Duro's deep blacks and exceptional contrast. It offers all of the rich tonality, depth, and feel of a traditional wet darkroom fiber fine art paper.

  • Surface: Smooth semi-gloss finish
  • Tone: Neutral white
  • Weight: 300 gsm
  • Thickness: 13.8 mil

60lb. Polar Matte

This archival matte paper brings you professional quality in every sense of the meaning - from the coating to the base stock, Polar is the go-to photo matte when you want the best.

  • Surface: Smooth matte
  • Tone: Bright white
  • Weight: 60lb. / 230 gsm
  • Thickness: 10 mil

Aurora Art Natural 300®

Aurora Natural is a 100% cotton fiber, semi-smooth (hot press) fine art photo paper. Aurora Natural features a warmer shade that brings elegance and nuance to your photography and art prints. If you're looking for a museum grade cotton paper in the industry standard 300gsm weight, this is the paper for you! Made in the USA.

  • Surface: Hot Press (semi-smooth)
  • Tone: Warm White
  • Weight: 300 gsm
  • Thickness: 18 mil

Aurora Art White 300®

Aurora White is a 100% cotton fiber, semi-smooth (hot press) fine art and photography paper. Aurora White features a brighter white shade for crisp color tones, semi-smooth surface, an acid-free base stock and coating. Made in the USA.

  • Surface: Hot Press (semi-smooth)
  • Tone: White
  • Weight: 300 gsm
  • Thickness: 18 mil

Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Paper

Polar Gloss Metallic 255 is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints.

  • Surface: Glossy photo metallic
  • Tone: Warm
  • Weight: 255 gsm / 66lb.
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil