I have been having a hard time getting my papers and canvas since Covid. I had my supplier search for comparable alternatives and after much discussion we settled on what I plan to replace my fine art, photo paper and poster paper.
My supplier and myself have a fair amount of papers on hand so this will gently ease into the change. I have always been a huge fan of Sihl papers and canvas so I plan to be selling all Sihl products after using up my present supply. Sihl, Epson and Frederic’s are the 3 top producers in the world and I have found Sihl to be a lot more what I would look for in papers. In my personal opinion I have never tried Frederic’s but I far prefer the Sihl Canvas over Epson.
I’m replacing the Verona HD250 HD with Sihl Creative Smooth. The Verona is 250gsm and 15mil The Sihl is 320gsm and 19mil. So a heavier paper. The Verona is HD. I have looked at both under a loupe and I truly found the Sihl a little crisper. I am very happy with it and I know my customers will be as well.
I’m replacing my Siena 200L Luster Poster Paper and Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper with Sihl photo papers. The Siena 200gsm 8mil will be replaced with Sihl Supersorb 230gsm 9mil Satin photo paper. The Epson Premium Luster 260gsm 10 mil will be replaced by 3 types of paper. PosterBright™ Matte 200gsm 10mil, Rocket Photo Gloss 190gsm 10mil and Rocket Photo Satin 250gsm 10mil.
The Sihl 350 Satin Canvas won’t change.