Media Types

Ashland Archival Printing has done extensive research to determine the best archival printing substrates for our customers giclee art prints. All of the above media choices described below are heavyweight (approx 300 gsm). All prints are rated at 90-150 years fade resistance by Wilhelm Research. Following are the premium quality media types we currently use.

Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Ashland Archival Printing uses Breathing Color Chromata White canvas for stretching gallery wrapped prints. This product is archival and produces magnificent high resolution giclee prints.

Flat Canvas

Ashland Archival Printing uses Canon Fine Art Water Resistant Canvas for flat canvas prints. This product is archival and produces magnificent high resolution giclee prints.


As with the canvas products we use, all papers are rated at 90-150 year fade resistant.  Following are detailed descriptions of the archival paper options we offer for you to choose from. For large run prints we also offer lighter weight papers with equal archival properties. Please inquire for wholesale rates using these papers.

Elegance™ Velvet Platinum Edition

Elegance™ Velvet Platinum Edition is a vellum surface (lightly textured) fine art paper ideally suited for luxurious fine art and photographic reproduction, portraits, greeting cards, post cards, and presentational art graphics for printed displays.

We guarantee that no 100% cotton rag fine art paper on the market today can compete with the color gamut and Dmax that this fine art paper delivers. Elegance™ Velvet Platinum Edition is truly ahead of its time.

This 310g, Bright White, water-resistant Fine Art Paper is made from 100% cotton fiber and is acid and lignin free. Elegance™ Velvet Platinum Edition is a proprietary mould-made fine art paper that is stronger and more dimensionally stable than other velvet inkjet papers currently available today. It has a high white point, and a remarkable ink load capacity that can be pushed beyond the standard thought of limitation. As a result, once printed, this fine art paper will have absolutely NO CURL and will actually lay on a flat surface. Additionally, Elegance™ Velvet Fine Art Paper is water-resistant and instant drying, and therefore can be coated with our Glamour II Veneer print sealant to create glossy and semi-matte prints on 100% Cotton Rag fine art paper.

Aura™ Décor Art Inkjet Paper

Aura™ Decor Art Inkjet Paper is a Bright White, 280g, water-resistant smooth Matte Paper, made from the highest quality alpha cellulose and therefore acid free and lignin free. It was specifically developed as a high quality, low cost alternative to 100% cotton rag fine art papers on the market today such as the Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. Aura™ Décor 280g is an industry leader in color gamut and Dmax. It has a bright white, luxuriously smooth surface designed to maximize resistance to scuffing and flaking.

Canon Heavyweight Satin Photographic Paper

Canon Heavyweight Satin Photographic Paper is a premium-quality, photographic paper with a heavy base and a smooth satin surface. This resin coated paper is ideal for professional photography and proofing due to its ability to recreate a very wide color gamut, while the special satin coating minimizes bronzing artifacts. It is similar to the renowned Premium Luster Photo Paper.




Have a question about the media types used to make giclee prints at Ashland Archival Printing? Please feel free to give us a call at 541-621-1777 or send an email using the form below.