Announcing our New B&W Paper: Fibre-based Matt

Introducing our newest Black & White Paper: HARMAN GDS FIBRE-BASED MATT, providing a flat-matt alternative to our signature fibre-based paper.

In response to the increasing demand, HARMAN has introduced a brand new silver gelatin, premium quality, matt finish, panchromatic photographic paper that not only replicates the qualities of their Fibre paper but is also receptive to hand colouring and chemical toning, making this hybrid product completely unique. Metro has been working closely with the company to test the paper in order to produce the best quality print possible.

“It has taken a number of years to develop the HARMAN GDS FB Matt paper and we are delighted by the results. Feedback from the market trials of the product has been spectacular so we are really excited about finally being able to get a product such as this out to our photo lab customers.”
Giles Branthwaite, HARMAN Sales & Marketing Director.

Formulated with the very latest B&W Silver Halide Emulsion technology, and optimised for digital exposure, the fibre-based matt delivers excellent contrast and sharpness with a neutral image tone. Allowing for superb and continuous B&W tones on both images and text, the gallery-quality results are equal to those seen with traditional B&W hand-printing but can be prepared from a variety of mediums, such as B&W or colour negatives, positives or prints.

The new HARMAN GDS Fibre-based paper stands alongside our original format at 310gsm but with a double-weight Baryta matt finish. Supplied on a 50″ (127cm) roll, we can produce prints up to 108 x 48″ (2744 x 1219cm).

Photo Printing

Prints ready for collection from 4 hours, or for delivery worldwide. We are able to produce bigger and better C-Type photo prints than anywhere else in the UK. Our photo prints can go up to 120 x 72 inches (3m x 1.8m) in size, giving you a huge choice of sizes when it comes to producing your prints.

Fine Art Giclee printing

While all of our colour and black and white photo printing services are of gallery quality, a lot of photographers and artists like to produce their fine art prints on Giclee watercolour paper, using archival pigment inks.

Black & White printing

We can produce real Silver Gelatin 'Darkroom prints' from your digital files. Working with Ilford, we are able to print directly to Ilford Galerie Silver FB Glossy fibre based bromide photo paper and Ilford Galerie Digital Silver RC Pearl.

Mounting your prints

After your photos have been printed, our mounting team are able to mount the prints on a range of substrates, ranging from the lightweight foamex, foamboard or kapamount. We can also mount ctype photo prints onto more sturdy materials such as dibond or aluminium, backed with either battens or a subframe, depending on print size.

Framing your photos

When ordering online, we offer a limited range of classic photo frames, in three finishes: white photo frame, smooth black photo frame or a solid light oak frame. Alternately, just order your prints online to take advantage of our great value online ordering system, then contact us to discuss alternate framing styles and our range of thousands of frame mouldings.