A couple of months ago, Kodak announced a plan to discontinue their popular Metallic Photographic Paper. Kodak based its decision on the high material cost of the unique elements used to manufacture the paper. You can access our InFocus Blog, which details the decision to discontinue Kodak Metallic Paper. We also describe our new photo paper option, Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl.
In September 2022, we launched the Fuji CA Pearl photo paper in addition to our Lustre and Glossy paper types. After a year of extensive research and testing, we will offer Fuji CA Pearl photo paper because it is a silver halide paper type that will live up to our quality standard.
The Fuji CA Pearl is a glossy paper featuring a wide tonal range, sharper text quality, and a distinctive pearl-like appearance. It is a specialty paper best used with landscapes and showcases the mist in water movement or truly funky/vibrant images.
Below are images showcasing the quality of the Fuji Crystal Archive Digital Pro II Pearl Paper:
We anticipate having enough Metallic Paper inventory until October, depending on the print size. Projections can vary based on print size and order volume. We highly recommend that our customers participate in testing the Pearl paper by ordering a few prints! You can download the color-accurate ICC profile for the Fuji CA Pearl paper and setup guide below!
We will update this article with more information as we continue to deplete our inventory of Kodak Metallic and introduce print size testing for Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl. You can click HERE to contact us with any questions!
Update - 11/19/2022
We have fully depleted our inventory of Kodak Metallic photo paper. We no longer have this paper type available as an option for ordering.
Pearl paper is available for order if you want to begin testing it! Currently, we have these sizes available: 8 Mini Wallets, 16 Mini Wallets, 4 Wallets, 8 Wallets, 16 Wallets, 8 Signature Wallets, 8 Die Cut Wallets, 8 Die Cut Signature Wallets, 3.5x5, 4x4, 4x5, 4x8, 5x5, 5x10, 5x15, 7x10, 8x12, 8.5x11, 9x12, 10x10, 10x13, 10x20, 10x30, 11x14, 11x17, 12x12, 12x18, 12x24, 12x36, 16x20, 20x20, 20x24, 20x30, and 20x40. More sizes to follow in the new year!