Quality: Our artwork is 100% archival-grade, meeting museum-quality standards. This means your artwork will maintain its superior quality for many generations as a true collector's item.

Rarity: Our prints are Limited Editions, meaning only a set amount pieces will ever be printed.

Authenticity: The rarity and quality of your artwork is guaranteed in our 'Certificate of Authenticity' which comes with all artwork and is signed by the artist or  founder.

  • 305 gsm, 100% cotton*
  • White
  • Discreet, very finely textured surface with a strikingly silky feel
  • Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
  • Acid- and lignin-free
  • ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance
  • Compatible with pigment and dye inkjet systems
  • ICC-profiles available

Cotton rag, also known as rag paper, or simply "rag" is made using cotton linters or cotton from used cloth (rags) as the primary material. Cotton paper is superior in both strength and durability to wood pulp-based paper, which may contain high concentrations of acids, and also absorbs ink or toner better.

Papers manufactured of cotton fiber will last longer and hold up better under repeated handling and various environmental conditions than paper made from wood pulp. Generally, given reasonable care, a customer can expect one year of usable life for every 1% of cotton contained in the sheet.

*Paper may be of different brand but similar quality depending on availability. 

What are the main benefits of cotton rag paper?

Archival quality is the number one benefit for printing on cotton rag. So when printing on cotton rag papers you can confidently collect fine art prints with a high-quality rating. When you are in a gallery and an art print has a description like "Archival Fine Art Print" or "Pigment on Rag"? Both are referring to an art print that has been made using an inkjet printer, archival pigment inks, and cotton rag paper.

High quality art prints that are Limited Edition will be printed on cotton rag papers because of the luxury feel of the cotton, its rich texture, creamier whites and overall archival rating.

All of our Cotton Rag Papers ( Epson and Hahnemuhle brands) have archival have an expected lifetime of 100+ years. This makes it a great choice of paper for fine art limited-edition prints.

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