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Somerset Photo

has been developed specifically with the photographer in mind. The large colour gamut and colour depth (d-max) means that any reproduction comes out magnificently. With Somerset Photo the black will look like velvet, full of depth and solid colour. The paper is produced in a bright white shade, with a smooth satin finish to enable all images whether they are black and white or colour, to come to life when printed.
Somerset Photo is from the same range of digital papers as the well known Somerset Enhanced. All the Somerset inkjet papers from St Cuthberts Mill have envolved from the highly respected Somerset printmaking paper range. They are all mould made, in line with only the finest quality artist papers.
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Traditional Printmaking Papers

Somerset is a world leading traditional printmaking paper. It is mould made using 100% cotton by St Cuthberts Mill, with each sheet buffered with calcium carbonate to help defend finished prints from discolouration caused by acids present in pollution. It is available in eight highly lightfast colours that reach a minimum of 7 on the Blue Wool Scale, including a stunning deep black sheet.

The surface has a gentle texture, plus it has a soft and good-tempered nature, as well as being a strong and stable enough sheet for ensuring excellent printing. It remains flat after printing and offers durability and long life to finished editions of work.

For authenticity, every sheet has two watermarks bearing the Somerset name and also four beautiful deckle edges. Somerset is an elegant and hardworking printmaking paper perfect for limited edition prints.

Regarded by experienced printmakers as the king of printmaking papers.

100% cotton Strong yet gentle paper that is stable
Mould made??? Superior surface strength
Highly lightfast colours The paper will not prematurely fade
Deckle edges? Visually beautiful
Watermarked??? For authenticity
Archival???? The paper will not discolour or fall apart



Somerset Enhanced (also know as Somerset Photo Enhanced in the US) is a beautiful artist paper designed for inkjet printing. The paper has an invisible coating on one side which allows the creation of stunning prints with a wide colour gamut. ?All the sheets are Long Grain.

Made from 100% cotton fibres using a traditional mould machine, this is an authentic artist paper capable of producing outstanding results with a good inkjet printer. The paper is made using quality materials to give an archival sheet and buffered with calcium carbonate to help protect prints against attack by atmospheric pollutants.


Somerset Enhanced is ideal for fine art reproduction and fine art photography. Make prints look like original piece of art by using this authentic artist paper.





Professional Photographer??

?'Somerset Enhanced Satin to be a great paper that produced excellent results at a competitive price'
- April 2005
Digital Photo??? Silver Award - October 2004
Artist & Illustrators??? Top 10 - May 2004
Digital Photo??? Silver Award - November 2003
Digital Photo??? Gold Award - June 2003
Practical Photography??? Best Buy - October 2003
BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography)??? Best Inkjet Paper - February 2003
Digital Photo Art??? 'Papers which stand out' - Jan/Feb 2003
Professional Imagemaker (SWPP Magazine)??? 'Recommended without hesitation' - Aug/Sep 2002