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A Guide to Paper Selection

Back in September I assisted a client with her first purchase of one of my prints, Acadia Sunrise, through Fine Art America. With the client being in New York City we were able to setup a consultation meeting where I walked her through the process of selecting a frame, mat and paper for the image. During the consultation the client raised several questions about paper selections (as there are several available through Fine Art America), specifically which paper would be best to display behind glass, which paper was best suited for an image characterized by intense color and contrast, and which paper would be best in a room that receives a lot of light.

I explained the difference in printing papers and what to consider when making a selection. Some papers have a have a warm or cold hue that affects the overall tone of the image, while others have finishes that affect contrast and/or brightness.

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