Can I Print on Your Art Paper?
Many artists ask us if they can run our Watercolor, Mixed Media, Bristol and other art papers through an inkjet or laser printer. Typically they are looking to reproduce art prints on paper that would be true to the medium used to make the print look as authentic as possible. Other artists are looking to print certain elements onto art paper, then complement the piece with watercolor, markers, or other mediums, so they need a paper that not only prints well but can hold up to the mediums being applied.
The answer to whether or not our art papers can be used for inkjet or laser printing is not completely straightforward. In our manufacturing process we do not add any ingredients to the paper that are designed specifically for inkjet or laser printing properties. We also do not test for inkjet or laser printing in our quality control and evaluation process. Therefore, we cannot technically recommend any of our art paper for inkjet or laser printing.
However, many artists do run our papers through printers and are happy with the results. Sheets such as Watercolor and Bristol are fairly thick and printer models with a larger bend in the paper feed could pose an issue. Check your printer manual to see how thick of paper can be run through without jamming it. We also suggest using a sample sheet if possible to test the results and see if they would meet your expectations.
We do carry a limited line of Inkjet Papers that are ideal for reproducing artwork and photography. They come in 8.5"x11" size, so they're fit for desktop inkjet printers. Paper types in our inkjet line include:
Featured photography by Laura Baptist.
We also carry a line of Inkjet Cards which are great for sending your artwork in a personalized greeting.