Thanks for the thorough reply, very informative.
I use Canson Canson Infinity - Baryta Photographique 310
(Canson is the oldest paper mill still in production, even older than Hahnemühle).
Tecco, Harman, Fuji, Illford, ... they all offer Barytas.
After writing my post I spent half a day doing some research and found most of the brands you mentioned.
Still, there are a lot of variations and usually a given brand may make more than one type of Baryta paper.
After my reading, especially in Luminous Landscape, I came to Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique as the paper I would try first.
As far as I know only semi glossy papers that are quite smooth.
Well that's interesting. What I read was not so clear in this respect. I had the impression that most baryta papers were very glossy, and some were semi glossy - all of them very smooth as you say.
I prefer if they are as you say, mostly semi glossy.
Seriously. Try it yourself.
Deep blacks, good color and Baryta papers are usually fiber based and have good archival qualities.
I have more color prints on Baryta than BW, but most would consider it a BW paper.
That's also interesting.
From mini-reviews I read on the B&H site I realised many people use baryta papers also for colour work, but the reviews on Luminous Landscape were stressing more the application for B&W printing.
I would like to start doing some B&W so barytas would be a good choice.
However so far the vast majority of my photography is in colour so for me it is very important that baryta papers shine also for printing colours.
All the reviews say that the Epson 2200 (2100 in Europe) has massive amounts of bronzing when printing on glossy paper.
So, technically it can print glossy, but it does not give good results.
I've never tried myself - could not find a reason to invest money to prove that it would not work well, as trusted reviewers state.
Besides as I said I am not that fond of glossy papers.
Have a look at Museo Textured Rag. Still not as widely available as the European manufacturers, but easy enough at least in Germany.
Expensive is relative ;-)
The most expensive one I ever tried was Canson BFK. Wow... best colors on a matte I have ever seen. But it costs 50% more than a typical Baryta.
I might try the Museo Textured Rag if I can find it at a reasonable price. What other papers could it be said to be similar to?
The Canson BFK maybe is a bit out of the price range I would consider for most print work, but maybe I could try some small sizes just for the sake of trying and then if it is really so good use it on "special" prints.
The spindles on the R3000 are very small, so you will have to deal with a heavy curl. The main reason why I did not even look for roll paper for my R3000.
I thought that the R3000 could use manual feed from the back to avoid this problem with thick papers?
PS: I forgot to mention when I said that the 2200 is old, that none of the baryta papers have profiles for it. All these papers came out when the 2200 has already been superseded by newer models and the paper manufacturers have not bothered.
Edited by simato73, 18 November 2012 - 10:23 .