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Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300

Archive Grade Inkjet Photo Paper
This Paper is Acid Free
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Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300 offers all of the rich tonality, depth, and feel of a traditional wet darkroom fiber paper. It has a lightly textured semigloss surface, which adds depth and an elegant reflectivity to the finished print. Palo Duro Baryta Fiber is a pleasant neutral white that adds natural richness to portraits and landscapes. Black & White images also benefit from Palo Duro Baryta Fiber's deep blacks and exceptional contrast. Use Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300 for your final product to surpass gallery and museum expectations.

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Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300 Details & Information

Description
Description

Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300 offers all of the rich tonality, depth, and feel of a traditional wet darkroom fiber paper. It has a lightly textured semigloss surface, which adds depth and an elegant reflectivity to the finished print. Palo Duro Baryta Fiber is a pleasant neutral white that adds natural richness to portraits and landscapes. Black & White images also benefit from Palo Duro Baryta Fiber's deep blacks and exceptional contrast. Use Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300 for your final product to surpass gallery and museum expectations.

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How much does this paper look like darkroom paper?

Palo Duro Baryta has been described as "as close as you can get to Oriental New Seagull G", which was a favorite of Ansel Adams. It is not the exact paper to be sure. However, it will be your go-to paper for a true darkroom fiber look.

What is Baryta?

Palo Duro Baryta Fiber'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:
  • Superb saturation and black density
  • Those looking to replicate the look of wet darkroom fiber paper
  • Prints for sale, exhibition, or gallery showings
  • Your best work printed for sale or presentation
  • Pro model inkjet printers that can use heavy / thick media
Good To Know:
  • Archival grade materials
  • Baryta whitener layer (pure barium sulphate)
  • Lightly textured semigloss surface
  • Base stock is acid free, lignin free, and buffered with calcium carbonate
  • FOGRA Certified ISO 9706 (paper aging standards)
  • There are no markings or logos on the back
  • Back of this product is not printable
  • Pleasing warm tone
Benefits
  • Recreates the look of wet darkroom fiber paper
  • Fine photographic prints ready for sale or display
  • High performance coating makes your images look their best
  • Range of sizes including the rare 8x10, 11x14, and 17x25
Important Backstory for this Paper

From 2012 until 2016 Red River Paper sold a product called San Gabriel SemiGloss Baryta. It was quite popular with photographic enthusiasts and those looking for a true darkroom look. The paper was discontinued due to a consistent issue with the base stock. Red River Paper maintains the highest standards so we decided to discontinue San Gabriel 1.0. It was replaced by San Gabriel 2.0 in 2016 and we continue to offer that paper.

Fast forward to today and, after extensive testing and work with our paper mill, we have decided to bring back the old San Gabriel which we have named Palo Duro Baryta Fiber. To summarize, the old San Gabriel, now new and improved, is back as Palo Duro Baryta. If you enjoyed the old San Gabriel, this paper is for you!

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.
* Make sure to read the handling guide.
* Compatible with pigment and dye inks.
* Not for inkjet printers with a front-feed only design

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Specifications
Specifications
  • Media:100% alpha-cellulose base stock
  • Weight: 300 gsm
  • Thickness: 13.8 mil
  • Coated:Microporous with baryta coated one side
  • Color: Slightly neutral white
  • Surface: Semigloss with light texture and medium reflectivity
  • Pigment Ink Users: This media requires Photo Black inks.
  • Archival Characteristics: Acid free, lignin free, buffered with calcium carbonate, FOGRA Certified ISO 9706 (paper aging standards)
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Compatibility
Compatibility Guide
  • Epson with top paper tray or specialty feed: Yes*
  • Canon with top paper tray or specialty feed: Yes*
  • Epson wide format (roll): Yes
  • Canon wide format (roll): Yes
  • HP wide format (roll): Yes
  • Epson with front paper cassette only: NO
  • Canon with front paper cassette only: NO
  • HP with front paper cassette only: 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. Please read our Tips for Feeding Inkjet Papers article for tips on printing with specialty paper stocks.

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I was introduced to Red River Paper about 15 years ago. I had won a couple of online photography contests and the prize had been gift certificates to RR Paper. The thing that I normally print my photos for is greeting cards...so I tried Red River's. I had nothing to lose. Not only was I afforded wonderful advice, the owner of the company said he would combine certificates for me so I could use them for one order. I am here to tell you that the quality of their glossy greeting card stock is superior, as are their envelopes. On top of this, they provide tutorials on how to adapt your photos to their cards. Red River has found a loyal customer in me. They are really an excellent company, one I know I can count on. I was so lucky to find them!
Georgia Roessler - 12/10/2018
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Reviews for Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300

Award wining!
Keith Hartman
06/28/2023
I have had a few images place in International print compassion with this paper. In very rigorous judging this paper did not hold me back. Palo Duro Baryta Fiber holds detail and color for the discriminating eye.
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Perfection!
Sandi Pfeifer
04/06/2023
Need I say more? This has become my go-to paper for all of my fine art photography.
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Superb (and the printer hints are key)
Michael Rieder
03/30/2023
I bought a few boxes of this paper to create a collection of my key pictures where I print 2 at the time on the 4x6 cards and then cut in half. Using this grade of paper gives a first grade impression of the picture, even at small size. I found the printer hints to be key for a successful printing process. My Canon prograph500 (I live in Asia, in US it would be the 1000), really needs proper selection of paper and in particular of settings for the print head. Since I live in a tropical climate the paper does have a tendency to curl a bit and before I print bend each individual sheet to make it as flat as possible. This extra step gurantees a high success rate and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
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Exquisite!
Matt
02/27/2023
I’m not the type of person who writes product reviews, but Red River Palo Duro Baryta Finer 300 deserves one. I’ve been printing b&w images on it with my Epson ET-8550 dye ink printer. When the first print came off the printer, I was stunned at the purity of tones, tonal range, and detail conveyed by this paper. The project I printed was for handheld 8.5x11 portfolio prints, and the added bonus of thickness and rich texture just can’t be beat. Stop wringing your hands over paper choices. Buy this one; it’s gorgeous, especially with b&w!
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High Quality
Bryan Masson
08/03/2022
I use this paper for art prints. The paper is wonderful. The colors are vibrant and the feel is very nice. The customer service for these folks is excellent. Drew is super nice very helpful. He spends time with you and is very good at maintaining prompt e-mail responses. There’s none of this “we’ll get back to you as soon as we can, up to three business days.” And by the time they respond, if they do, you forget you contacted them. Thanks for the free packet of 5x7 paper.
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excellent B&W
William Lampman
07/21/2022
I like very rick blacks and contrasty whites that do not overpower the image. This paper fill that particular niche for me. I love to print and often keep 1K sheets on hand just for the "good" prints as my wife calls them.
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Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300
Ron St. Jean
07/15/2022
I am using this paper for giclee reproductions of an artist's paintings. The colors reproduce accurately, and the paper is heavy enough to handle without kinking.
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SUPERB FOR B+W !!!
George Osier
07/06/2022
I normally use Polar Matte 60lb for B+W and still love the look but the Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300 is SUPERB for exhibition B+W !! ... deep rich blacks and the whites are brilliant too .... my new fav for printing !!
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My Go-To Exhibition Paper
Craig Callan
05/11/2022
Whether color or Monochrome, this paper is hard to beat. The richness of tonality and deep finish is superb.
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