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Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets)

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Product Highlights
  • Fine Art & Photographic Paper
  • For Inkjet Printers
  • Compatible with Dye & Pigment Inks
  • Acid- and OBA-Free

The Canson Discovery Pack is a 12-sheet sample pack designed to help you choose the most suitable papers to fully express your creativity. These papers are compatible with pigment and dye inks, instant drying, acid-free, and are free of OBAs to ensure consistency of shades over generations and guarantee the highest lifespan.

The Canson Infinity Discovery Pack Includes One of Each:

Baryta Photographique 310gsm
A true Baryta alpha-cellulose, acid-free pure white paper. This museum grade photo paper shows excellent black density and great image sharpness, making it ideal for black and white photography.
Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm
A premium 100% cotton paper with the look and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, Platine Fibre Rag has a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. Platine Fibre Rag's extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones make it the product of choice for the more discerning black and white as well as color photographic prints.
Photo High Gloss Premium RC 315gsm
An ultra-smooth, alpha-cellulose, acid-free paper coated with polyethylene and multiple microporous color receiver layers. This paper offers vivid colors and deep blacks, coupled with excellent image sharpness, making it the product of choice for stunning color photos.
Mi Teintes 170gsm
Mi Teintes has a unique honeycomb structure which adds greater dimension and elegance to digital printing. This paper renders colors faithfully and is a superlative choice for pastel reproductions and other fine art and photographic printing.
Montval Aquarelle 310gsm
This genuine cold-press watercolor paper is specially coated for stellar inkjet printing performance. Montval's watercolor texture and warm white tone lend subtlety to photographic reproductions and render art reproductions accurately and beautifully, with excellent color.
Arches Aquarelle 240gsm
This 100% rag, mould-made watercolor paper possesses the unique structure, surface texture and warm white tone that demanding artists expect from a traditional fine art paper. This paper complies with the highest archival standards.
PhotoSatin Premium RC 270gsm
An alpha cellulose acid-free art paper coated with a structured polyethylene and a microporous receiver layer. The surface aesthetic of PhotoSatin Premium RC is reminiscent of the original photochemical papers traditionally associated with the Baryta market. This paper gives softened reflections on photographs. It is a great choice for black & white and color photography.
PhotoGloss Premium RC 270gsm
PhotoGloss Premium RC is an alpha cellulose acid-free art paper coated with polyethylene and a microporous color receiver layer. The enhanced coating finish offers a stunning gloss effect and with an exceptional Dmax, plus a wide color gamut making it ideal to produce stunning color photographs.
Rag Photographique 210gsm
Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white fine art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides a high Dmax, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking.
Arches Velin Museum Rag 250gsm
This paper is naturally age-resistant and has a unique fine-grained, smooth surface and structure and offers a pure white tone. It is ideal for sophisticated photographs and museum-grade applications, as well as fine art printmaking.
Edition Etching Rag 310gsm
This is a 100% cotton fine art paper with a smooth texture, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers. This museum-grade paper provides a pure white tone, deep blacks, excellent image sharpness, optimum color graduation and its unique slight grain makes it ideal for printing detailed work, color photographs and black and white portraits.
BFK Rives 310gsm
BFK Rives is a mould-made traditional printmaking paper. It features a unique pure white tone and a very specific smooth and velvety texture, ideal for fine art prints and photographs.

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Canson InfinityDiscovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets)
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional weight (9)
  • Sharp tones & colors (8)
  • Bright (6)
  • Doesn't jam (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color photos (8)
    • Black & white documents (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (10), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9), Business (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    This pack makes me want to buy Canson pa

    By Rick

    from Elm Grove WI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

      I'd heard Canson was great and had a formidable history in paper. I've printed matte-type and gloss-type already and fully intend to buy some packs in the future.

      Actually 14 sheets.

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      4.0

      Good for experimenting

      By Sue

      from Philadelphia

      Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

      I purchased this pack to try on my Canon Pro 9000 Mark II printer. The glossy papers worked better, probably because the printer doesn't have a matte black cartridge. I got good prints witty a few of the rag papers, and now I know which papers to buy in bulk. I liked the labeling on the back of each sheet and the variety of 12 different papers.

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Patrick

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fine Art Photo Printing
        • General Photo Printing

        Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

        It was very nice to try such a variety of papers for a low price. All papers in this pack are of excellent quality, and there is quite a variety; and the paper arrived in perfect condition. Additionally, profiles from Canson for my printer (Pixma Pro-10) are excellent for color accuracy and only slightly inconsistent for linearity--e.g. there is a small amount of very deep shadow clipping for some of the papers. Considering that these profiles are not specific to my particular copy of the Pro-10, I was impressed with their quality, and certainly I was able to get a good idea of what each paper is capable of producing.

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        4.0

        Great Sample back... with 14 Sheets

        By Pico One

        from NY, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

              Good way to experiment with a large variety of finishes and substrates. Even better than B&H's product description, this actually comes with 14 different sheets (not 12).

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              5.0

              Even better than description

              By Picone

              from NY, NY

              Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

              Looking forward to trying all of these papers. I think worth mentioning that while B&H's product description indicates there are 12 sheets in this sample pack, my package indicates 14 different sheets. From what I can tell, the 2 addt'l sheets you also get (not described here) are:
              Rag Photographic in the 210 gsm weight, and PhotoArt HD Canvas 400 gsm.

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              5.0

              Great Testing Option

              By Ollie

              from Allendale, MI

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • High Quality
              • Variety

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Black and white
                • Color Photography

                Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                As a photography student printing their thesis the ability to test all these different high quality papers for a reasonably low price is invaluable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's looking for different paper options.

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                4.0

                Canson Discovery Pack - fine art papers

                By Grafocal

                from Puyallup, WA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Exceptional Papers
                • Good Documentation

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fine Art Print Paper Eval
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                  This is a great way to see how a high end printer will reproduce target images on Canson's Infinity papers. Canson's website had the ICC profiles for each paper and my printer, as well as recommended printer settings. I was able to determine which paper to buy more of for more detailed print testing.The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that one of the paper samples listed on the package was not included, but two samples of another paper were. Not a big loss to me because the missing paper probably wouldn't have been suitable for the images I want to print. Also one sample had some damage to the finish.

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                  5.0

                  What Beautiful Papers!

                  By Scott Weaver

                  from Las Cruces, NM

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Selection
                  • Highest Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fine art printing
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Nude Art Images
                    • Still Life Images

                    Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                    Samples of fourteen of Canson's outstanding papers for inkjet. Nothing can beat holding and handling papers before deciding which is best suited to a particular image. I'm so glad I have these!

                    The papers included range from super glossy, to baryta lustre, to the many world-class matte papers Canson-Infinity is celebrated for. I especially look forward to trying the watercolor papers, Aquarelle Rag 240 GSM, Aquarelle 310 GSM, and Mi Teinte 170 GSM. Comparing these to Hahnemuhle's Albrecht Durer paper was quite interesting! The subtle differences can only be appreciated when holding the papers side by side, and it's far too expensive for most of us to order full boxes of these art papers just to try them out.

                    A great selection of Canson papers, certainly among the very best available.

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                    5.0

                    How wonderful!

                    By Marshlands

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Photos

                        Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                        Pleased as punch anytime one of the great paper companies offers
                        a sample pack!!! Wish they would all do this :-)

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Good

                        By Dave

                        from New Zealand

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                              Excellent way to try these papers out.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Great for finding your ideal papers !!

                              By Dominic Jackson

                              from Virginia Beach, VA

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Bright
                              • Professional Weight
                              • Sharp Tones & Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Photos

                                Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                Great sample pack of quality papers. Used with the appropriate ICC profiles, you can see instant results in the Photoshop print module. Papers print nicely and offer fantastic tones and colors. Black and White prints are just as exceptional. This is a good pack in which to explore substrate types from this manufacturer.

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                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great Variety

                                By Rod

                                from Greenville SC

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Value
                                • Professional Weight
                                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                    I bought this along with a few other sample packs to make test for a show I am putting together. Although there are a few papers I didn't need I was able to make an informed decision for a the exhibition.

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Best Idea Since Sliced Bread

                                    By TieTheKnotVideos.com

                                    from Chicago

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Bright
                                    • Durable
                                    • Professional Weight
                                    • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Black & White documents
                                      • Color Photos

                                      Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                      Good paper is so expensive. And who wants to drop $75 on a package/brand that turns out NOT to be what you expected (or wanted)?Sampler packs are the solution: lots of different types of paper in one inexpensive lot. Use 'em all, decide what you like -- and order that one next time!

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                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      I would buy this product again

                                      By eeeek

                                      from brooklyn, ny

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                            Get introduction to a variety of professional inkjet printer papers. Great price.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            4.0

                                            Mixed Review for Good Paper

                                            By Bryan K.

                                            from Houston, TX

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Archival ratings
                                            • Attractive satin finish

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Fine photos

                                              Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                              I really liked some of the papers in this pack, but not others. I have printed sample images on several types of papers from Harmon, Moab and Canon in addition to this one by Canson Infinity.

                                              The Canson papers really shined with the rag and satin finishes. I liked the colors and the texture of the papers. Some of their art paper finishes had a lot of texture if you prefer that to the smoother art papers.

                                              I was not as impressed with the high gloss finishes. They seemed to lack some of the darker blacks.

                                              Overall a great pack to get familiar with the papers, and it was easy to download the profiles from the Canson website. Definitely recommend it if you like satin and non-gloss fine art papers.

                                              Also a plus they list no optical image brightners as those can increase fading over time.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business

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                                              5.0

                                              Found some real gems

                                              By rlafoto

                                              from Raleigh, NC

                                              About Me Frequent User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Bright
                                              • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Black & White documents
                                                • Color Photos

                                                Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                Found some great photo black fine art papers...

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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                                                5.0

                                                Extremely helpful

                                                By John Kelly

                                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                                About Me Frequent User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Doesn't Jam
                                                • Good Value
                                                • Professional Weight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Black & White documents
                                                  • Color Photos
                                                  • Graphics & Charts
                                                  • Professional Documents

                                                  Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                  I bought the discovery pack to help me evaluate the Canson paper selection. Printing a few test images on each sheet quickly revealed the strengths and weaknesses of each paper for certain kinds of work.

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                                                  • Business

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                                                  5.0

                                                  High Quality - everything I expected it

                                                  By Bill

                                                  from Danbury, CT.

                                                  About Me Frequent User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Bright
                                                  • Doesn't Jam
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Professional Weight
                                                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Black & White documents
                                                    • Color Photos

                                                    Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                    I wanted to sample this product after reading the high reviews I had about this company. I had read other reviews indicating one quality that was appreciated, was the fact that each sample is labeled, so there is no question as to which paper is which. It is also the easiest method to determine which side is up. The one drawback was the price, but as the old sane goes "you get what you pay for". This is a product that won't disappoint!

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                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Best Sample Pack for the Price

                                                    By Laura

                                                    from Georgetown, KY

                                                    About Me Frequent User

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Doesn't Jam
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Professional Weight
                                                    • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Color Photos

                                                      Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                      I needed a sample pack of high quality paper for a class assignment that involved printing on a variety of papers. This pack provides 12 different sheets of paper ranging from mega glossy to super thick and textured matte and everything in between. This pack was the best deal I found in terms of highest quality paper and largest variety. Canson provides easy to use .icc downloads on their website and every print turned out flawlessly in combination with the Epson 3880.

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                                                      • Personal

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                                                      4.0

                                                      BEST BARYTA PAPER ON THE MARKET

                                                      By Ray A.

                                                      from New Jersey

                                                      About Me Frequent User

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Bright
                                                      • Doesn't Jam
                                                      • Professional Weight
                                                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                          I love the Baryta sample paper so much that I bought two boxes of 11 x 17. Better than the Ilfrod Galerie Gold Silk and Hahnemuhle. Smoother, white but not glaring white with a real Baryta smell. High Dmax. Black and white really POPS off of this paper. It has become my new standard paper for personal projects. The Platine is also a great paper for archival work (less glossy than Museo Silver Rag.)

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