Print Your Best Photographs From National Photo Month

May is National Photo Month. It’s a time to learn more about the art of photography and expand your shooting, editing, and printing skills.

If you would like to print some of the most memorable images you captured this month, check out the huge variety of inkjet photo papers we offer for aqueous inkjet photo printers such as the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series of wide-format inkjet photo printers, HP Designjet Series Z printers, and Epson Stylus Pro and SureColor P printers.

Whether you are a professional photographer, photography enthusiast, graphic design studio, or print-service provider, you can find multiple brands of inkjet photo papers, art papers, and canvas on the Freedom Paper website.

If you want to make prints that will last for generations or curate a week-long exhibition of photos shot by students or employees, we can recommend some great inkjet papers. We offer museum-quality fine art photography papers from Hahnemuhle, Moab, and Innova as well as everyday photo-printing papers from Kodak, Canon, HP, Sihl, Magic, and our own Freedom Paper line. Below are just a few of the options.

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Kodak PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Papers

“National Photo Month is about remembering meaningful moments with photography,” according to our friends at Kodak. May is the unofficial kick-off of summer and new beginnings including graduations, proms, and weddings.

To print portraits for schools, families, and graduations, try rolls or sheets of one our best-selling photo papers:

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Lustre 255 gsm

The smooth Lustre photo paper supports the color gamut needed for detailed images and gives skin tones an appealing, natural look. Plus, Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper Lustre has received ArtSure certification from the Fine Art Trade Guild.

Using ArtSure certified media lets print buyers know that your inkjet photo paper has been independently tested for archival properties of lightfastness and permanence.

The Fine Art Trade Guild was founded in 1847 as the Printsellers Association. The Guild’s print quality standards were established years ago and have been tried and tested.

If you click here, you can see the full list of ArtSure-certified media, including many photo and photo-art papers from Hahnemuhle and Innova.

Innova Editions Papers for Fine Art Photography

Freedom Paper now carries Innova’s Editions® collection of six exceptional papers for discerning digital printmakers who value tradition, quality, and durability when using inkjet printing systems to make fine art and photo prints.  The collection includes two fibre-based fine-art photography papers coated to be digital equivalents of papers used in classic silver-halide and platinum photo printing.

Innova Editions Exhibition Cotton Gloss 335 gsm (IFA-45) was developed to match the classic aesthetics of fine art photographs made with palladium/platinum darkroom printing techniques. This unique natural-white cotton 15-mil paper has a smooth gloss cotton-grained surface. (This paper was formerly known as FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss, 335 gsm)

Innova Editions Exhibition Photo Baryta 310 gsm (IFA-69) features a pure white. 100 percent barium-sulfate surface with a fourdriner-made archival alpha-cellulose base paper. The ultra-smooth gloss print surface supports an excellent color gamut and exceptional Dmax. With the Crystal Layer inkjet coating technology used on this paper, you can reproduce your photographic artwork on the same paper used in traditional silver-halide darkroom printing. (This paper was formerly known as FibaPrint Baryta 310 gsm.)

Use Innova Art Editions papers to make limited or open editions of fine art and photo prints, photo and art portfolios, photo and art restorations, photo albums, memory books, greeting cards, and postcards. Profiles are free and can be downloaded from

Expanded Selection of Metallic Inkjet Photo Papers

Freedom Paper also offers an expanded selection of metallic inkjet photo papers. Metallic paper for inkjet printing features a super-high-gloss, silvery or pearlescent luster that can add depth and dimensionality to portraits, landscapes, and architectural photos. Products that can be ordered from the Freedom Paper website include:

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Metallic 255 gsm

Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260 gsm

Moab Slickrock Metallic Silver 300 gsm

IFA71 Innova Photo Metallic Gloss 260 gsm

IFA 72 Photo Metallic Lustre 260 gsm

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic 340 gsm

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic is available in sheets and rolls.

You might also want to experiment with a metallic canvas: Hahnemuhle Canvas Metallic 350 gsm 

The printing substrate you choose for your photographs can have a dramatic effect on how your images look and feel. Whether your prefer a contemporary metallic look or a the classic look and feel of a canvas or fiber-based photo paper, we are always continuing to expand our options.

Chat with Freedom Paper’s wide-format printing experts online at or call us at 866-310-3335.


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