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ParticipantPosts: 2Epson Legacy Baryta Outgassing?on: April 7, 2020 at 4:11 pm
You are lucky to have found that paper because it’s gorgeous and along with other similar papers has been discontinued due to supply problems with a chemical input. About your question: The source of the outgassing is the ink. As for the paper, I think not so much the barium sulfate, but the construction of the paper could perhaps make a difference – and as this is all secret sauce not many people (me included) outside the industry could definitively explain the difference between various paper types, except to say the gloss/luster papers have a barrier between the coating and the base to limit ink absorption into the substrate.
I always figured the outgassing was a relationship between the pigment ink and the coating and figured maybe this baryta coating was somehow absorbing the glycols more than other glossy papers? Who knows?
And I was very surprised to find it in stock at B&H after reading about the supply issues.
ParticipantPosts: 2Re: Papers & MediaReply #1 on: April 7, 2020 at 1:07 pm
I am much more inclined to print on matte papers, but recently produced a few images that simply call out for printing on something a bit more glossy. So I bought a roll of Epson Legacy Baryta. Previous experience with glossy papers had me covering the prints with plain paper for a few days to absorb outgassing prior to framing, so I did that with these prints.
However, I’m not really seeing much in the way of wrinkling of the cover paper like I would with, say, Luster paper. Does Baryta simply not outgas that much? It has been many years since I last printed anything other than matte paper myself, so maybe they’ve improved, or is there something about baryta papers that limits outgassing?