Terry O’Neill - Brigitte Bardot, Deauville 1968 | Fine Art Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Baryta | Behind the Scenes at Metro Imaging
Baryta is a special barium sulphate coating that is traditionally applied to a Fibre based photographic paper base prior to coating with the emulsion layers. This paper, also described as ‘Fibre based’, has been popular as a traditional paper for black and white printing for many decades. Fibre based paper has the photographic emulsion coated directly onto the fibres of the paper so, in processing, chemistry soaks into the paper making it much slower to process, wash and dry. Fibre based papers also react much better than Resin coated papers to toning and other special effects, and are available in a much greater variety of specialty finishes. The technical benefits of the Baryta layer include greater detail and definition, extended tonal range and excellent archival properties.
We use Fibre based papers for their archival permanence and for producing the most beautiful fine art and exhibition prints.