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Big Bend Baryta 310

Archive grade inkjet photo paper
This Paper is Acid Free
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Big Bend Baryta (tell me more about the name) offers all of the rich tonality, depth, and feel of a traditional darkroom print. The paper has an elegantly smooth finish and subtle reflectivity. Big Bend has a pleasant neutral white tone imparted by a 100% barium sulfate (baryta) layer. Baryta is the "old school" way of whitening paper and it adds natural richness to portraits and landscapes. Black & White images benefit from Big Bend's deep blacks and exceptional contrast. Use this paper for your final product to surpass gallery and museum expectations.

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Big Bend Baryta 310 Details & Information

Description

Big Bend Baryta (tell me more about the name) offers all of the rich tonality, depth, and feel of a traditional darkroom print. The paper has an elegantly smooth finish and subtle reflectivity. Big Bend has a pleasant neutral white tone imparted by a 100% barium sulfate (baryta) layer. Baryta is the "old school" way of whitening paper and it adds natural richness to portraits and landscapes. Black & White images benefit from Big Bend's deep blacks and exceptional contrast. Use this paper for your final product to surpass gallery and museum expectations.

Big Bend Baryta 310 vs. Palo Duro Baryta See how they are alike and how they differ.

Are you a fan of the "big name" barytas from Canson and Hahnemuhle? Big Bend Baryta 310 is your next purchase. It is guaranteed premium quality, comes in more sizes, and is more cost effective.

What is Baryta?

Big Bend Baryta's whiteness comes from a special barium sulfate variant called blanc-fixe, which means permanent white. This material is in the coating. It is inert and lends stability to the paper's whiteness over time. The coating and base materials are free of acid, lignin, and fluorescent brightening agents. Palo Duro Baryta Fiber gives you all you need for true exhibition quality photographic prints.

Ideal For:
  • The look of true fiber-based darkroom prints
  •  Images with deep blacks and rich color
  •  Fine photographic reproductions – for sale or for display at home
  • Discerning print enthusiasts
Good To Know
  • Archival grade material
  • Neutral white paper – neither warm or cool surface tone 
  • FOGRA Certified ISO 9706 (paper aging standards) 
  • There are no markings or logos on the back 
  • Very low OBA content 

Red River Paper is made by printing enthusiasts for printing enthusiasts. Whether you are a professional photographer, photographic enthusiast, designer, or business, our experts have firsthand knowledge of all our products. If you have a question, give us a ring or shoot us an email. You’ll receive a lightning-fast response from an actual live human with actual real-life expertise.

* Always display inkjet prints under glass, plastic or in a book for maximum print life.
* Compatible with pigment and dye inks.
* Not for inkjet printers with a front-feed only design.

Specifications
Specifications
  • Media: 100% alpha-cellulose base stock with pure Baryta whitener layer.
  • Weight: 310 gsm
  • Thickness: 12 mil
  • Coated: Microporous coated one side
  • Color: Neutral white
  • Surface: Elegant smooth finish with medium reflectivity
  • Pigment Ink Users: This media requires Photo Black inks.
  • Printable: One side only - no printing on back
  • Archival Characteristics: Acid free, lignin free, buffered with calcium carbonate, FOGRA Certified ISO 9706 (paper aging standards), primary whitener - barium sulphate, other brightener content - minimal
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Compatibility
Compatibility Guide
  • Epson with flat specialty feed: Yes
  • Canon with flat specialty feed: Yes
  • Epson with top feed tray: Yes*
  • Canon with top feed tray: Yes*
  • Epson Artisan 7XX 8XX series: NO
  • HP - Front feed desktop: NO
  • Lexmark: NO
  • Kodak: NO

* If your printer has a specialty media path, we recommend you use it with this paper. If you only have a top paper tray, you can use this product one sheet at a time. Go to www.redriverpaper.com/feed for help handling and printing with specialty paper stocks.

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I've just recently started to dabble in digital scrapbooking. I was using Epson's matte paper but didn't like the dull look of the photos on the page. I found this glossy paper and it is awesome. The photos look like photos now. I am also a nature photographer and will certainly try your other papers now.
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Dan Shepherd
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"As a fine art photographer, how the final print looks is paramount. I like how my "Blinded by Science" series looks on an exhibition quality matte paper that is brighter than the natural tones with a bit of texture, such as the 64lb. Aurora Art White paper.""

Reviews for Big Bend Baryta 310

Nice pink stripe down one side of print
Larry Adams
10/27/2022
Verified Buyer
11x17 size. My box of paper always prints with a soft pink stripe down the left side of the print. Epson and HP papers do not print the same files with any defects. It's not visible on the paper before printing, only on the finished print. It's there with color or b&w prints, printed from various apps. "Customer Service" says it can't be the paper if it's not there and visible before printing; it must be my printer set-up.
I am sorry to hear about the pink stripe that was printing on Big Bend. When a printer puts ink on a page, it is the printer doing that act. Paper is not able to force a printer to print anything. That's why we suggested something might be amiss with your printer. There are settings that will likely fix the problem and we would have shared those. On the other hand, if there is a problem with the print head, a fix is often not something we can provide. We are still happy to help should you want to start a support ticket at [email protected]
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Test Printing Conclusions- Red River Paper is the Best
Bartz Englishoe
04/21/2022
I have determined through testing that I will be using Red River Papers. I printed hundreds of test prints using Epson, Hahnemühle, Canson, Moab and Red River products. I compared glossy, satin, luster, baryta, fiber, matte and fine art surfaces. I evaluated white, black and shadows details. I studied contrast, tonal range and sharpness. I compared brightness, whiteness, weight and thickness. I evaluated how fragile or robust papers were when handled. I use an Epson P800 printer and print mostly black and white images. I compared all paper types using both the manufacture's ICC color profiles, soft proofing/non-soft proofing and Epson's Advanced Black and White mode. I used the manufacturer's recommendations for paper type, print resolution, sharping level, paper thickness, platen gap and glossy/matte ink type. For color images I use color profiles with soft proofing. I only use the Epson's Advanced Black and White mode for black and white printing. During the pandemic I scanned over 10,000 black and white negatives, color slides and color negatives. My oldest scans were from 1968. All my print testing used scans files. My goal for testing was to select two paper types. One paper that requires Epson photo ink (glossy, luster, baryta) and one paper that requires matte ink (matte, fine art). I wanted to find the papers with the qualities that were best suited to my Epson printer ink set. My intent was to know how each paper and printer worked together as a system. I found out paper type influences how I edit in Lightroom Classic. I learned which paper qualities brings out the best in an image. I selected Big Ben Baryta and Palo Duro Softgloss Rag for my Epson photo ink type. I use Palo Duro Smooth Rag and Palo Duro Etching for Epson matte ink.
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Eric Ladner
04/15/2022
I have standardized on Big Bend Baryta for black and white photos, and UltraPro Gloss for color. I think color benefits from the high gloss, but for b&w I just haven't seen anything to compare with the Big Bend surface. It really does remind me of traditional fiber-base glossy papers (like Kodak's F surface), unferrotyped.
14 of 14 customers found this helpful.
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Big bend 310
Terry
03/29/2022
I love the paper for bw. However it could be just a little thinner than 310. Sometimes it is hard to feed.
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First-rate paper
Steven Marks
03/18/2022
My papers of choice had been baryta varietiess from Hahnemuhle, Ilford Prestige, and Epson Legacy. A friend suggested I try Big Bend Baryta. Well. Although my standard papers are a bit thicker (roughly 314 mm vs 310), the color, contrast, and overall resonance of Big Bend's version is noticeably superior. My wife observed the difference as well, without prompting. At a cost significantly lower than the name brands, BBB is now my new standard. Congrats!
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BIG BEND BARYTA 310
Timothy White
03/15/2022
Verified Buyer
First I am not a professional. I am currently using BIG BEND BARYTA 310 on my Epson P900, the results with RR Epson printer profiles are outstanding. This is now my go to paper for birding, nature and wildlife.
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Big Bend
Edmund Montello
03/12/2022
Verified Buyer
I just recently printed on this paper and so far I am very much pleased with results. I particularly like the weight and surface characteristics more than expected. I will continue to use this paper for a few upcoming photo shows.
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Print Like a Pro!
Dean Sewell
03/11/2022
Verified Buyer
I am not a professional by any means but I have been an avid amateur photographer for a few decades. (Think Pentax K1000, circa mid-80s) I can also affirm that there is much I do not know about the printing side of this hobby I have enjoyed most all of my life. Having experimented with several different papers from a half dozen different manufacturers, I am convinced that Red River products are the finest available anywhere at any price point on the market today. Just this week I took first place in 4 different divisions in a photo contest, all printed on Red River papers. Big Bend Baryta was used on two of the winners, wowing the judges who could scarcely believe that I printed the 13x19 images at home rather than have them done professionally. (The other two first place winners were printed on RR Ultra Pro Satin) I could not be any more pleased with this product or any of the other Red River papers that I have tried thus far. As previously state, I am certainly not an expert but I do know that this paper produces stunning images that will elevate your printed material to a professional level.
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Robert Burgess
02/24/2022
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This is a brilliant paper for true color and bright presentation. The tones are rich and true.
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