Anyone try the new RR Big Bend Baryta Paper?

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Adam2 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,300
Re: Anyone try the new RR Big Bend Baryta Paper?

Euell wrote:

Adam2 wrote:

Euell wrote:

md lucero wrote:

The replacement for Red River's San Gabriel Baryta is their new Big Bend paper. Any comparisons to their Palo Duro Softgloss Rag or Epson's Legacy Baryta? I have never tried a RR Baryta. I am printing with an Epson P800.



Had been using Canson Baryta Photographique and Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta Satin. These papers do not come in 17x25, so I ordered the Red River Big Bend Baryta. IMO, this is an excellent paper with fine detail and great color. Not at all disappointed.

Printed some samples. A bit whiter base than RR PDB 300 and smoother, less stippled coating. Not as satiny as CBP and personally I don’t use papers with OBA’s but for those who don’t mind a few, it’s a nice paper.

With regard to optical brighteners, I have not experienced noticeable fading or yellowing even with 20-year-old prints. Importantly, I think, the color of the paper's underlayment is not a significant concern if there is a baryta coating and there is an ink-receptive microporous surface layer.

With all due respect, I’ve had a few Harman papers with OBA’s yellow after a few years.  I’ve made the commitment that my prints would be created on archival, OBA free papers.  Obviously that decision is a personal one.

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