Last night I made two 8 1/2x11’s to compare these two Baryta papers. I utilized the Baryta set of curves for both prints, lacking a set for the brand newly released Prestige.
The differences between these two papers is that the Baryta has no optical brightners, and the Prestige has trace amounts. It seems the look is very similar to Canson Platine Fibre Rag, but perhaps a tad brighter. Also the surface of the Prestige is a bit more textured and the manner of texture is still smooth and resemble fine Italian soft goat leather, so the Baryta is a bit smoother.
In printing using the same curves and settings the prints look very similar and side by side any differences are minor/slight, so the canned curves for Canson Baryta serve the Prestige well. These prints were compared under both incandescent and D5000 light. Anyways no clear favorite, and both papers (cellulose) have that silver wet print look kinda nailed.
Both papers offer a very bright white.
A question is that in another thread Walter mentioned that encapsulation of OBA’s kinda negates their detrimental effect to archival permanence and longevity. If this could be further explain it would be helpful information and lead to growth. As it stands I tend to avoid OBA’s and only got the Canson Prestige as a gift from a friend at PhotoPlusExpo, otherwise I would of never engaged with trying it.
I ask this because I like Epson Exhibition Fiber, but it has trace amounts of OBA’s…