When French photographer Antonio Gaudencio was printing his fine art photography book Toujours là, he didn't hesitate for a moment about what printer and paper combination to use – his Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 printer with Canson® Infinity RAG Photographique DUO paper. "Print quality is very important to me – in the printer as well as the paper I choose," he says. "I love this paper with its super-white, smooth matte surface. The final print quality on this paper is very elegant, perfectly suited to my black and white photographs."
Impeccably designed and featuring dramatic coastal landscapes and enchanting woodland scenes in sleek monochrome, Toujours là is a work of art in its own right, not just a way to display photographs. Antonio is well versed in photo printing, selling both limited-run signed prints as well as unlimited prints, all produced on quality printing paper. But with so many professional photo paper options available, how does a pro choose the best for each photograph? And what considerations, exactly, make each choice the right one?
Here, Antonio reveals the role that print plays at every stage of his photographic journey and explains how finding the right combination of printer and paper allows pros such as himself to 'paint' in a way an artist would.