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dStudio, a UK Photographic & Fine Art Print Studio

Fine art giclée printing for artists, photographers, illustrators and creatives

Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm

Created to give artists and photographers an authentic fine art paper, this popular paper offers excellent colour representation, giving finished prints a beautifully elegant fine art feel. The invisible matt coating produces amazing detail, with subtle hints of surface texture. Somerset Enhanced Velvet is acid free and free from OBAs.

This popular and much loved paper is ideal for watercolour, pastel and traditional fine art images.

Ingredients: 100% Cotton

What St Cuthberts Mill Say

Ink Jet Paper that looks and feels like Watercolour Paper. Somerset Enhanced is a beautiful digital art paper. It's surface is a radiant white colour, with a surface finish that is only seen on authentic art papers. 'Velvet' has a wonderful intermediate finish.

Clare Caulfield

"I love the subtle texture of 'Somerset Enhanced Velvet' as it looks and feels like watercolour paper, producing prints that look very close to my original paintings."

Twitter: @caulfieldartist

Hannah Weeks

"I am an Illustrator and specialise in drawing bespoke Wedding and Family Portraits. Upon receiving the paper sample pack from dStudio, I instantly fell in love with this paper and knew it's the one I wanted for my work. I love the bright white colour of this paper-stock as it keeps the colours in my illustrations looking 'true'.

Although I create my drawings digitally, I begin them all with a traditional pencil sketch. Following this I finish them by colouring by hand with my graphics tablet and pen using 'brushes' I have created in Photoshop. The slight surface texture (reminiscent of watercolour papers) and the soft, almost fabric-like handle of Somerset Enhanced Velvet compliments my hand-drawn, digital illustrations giving them a look similar to traditionally pencil-coloured pieces. I always recommend to my customers that they order their prints from me (which I then order from dStudio) and have them printed on this paper. They are never disappointed and often write to tell me how fantastic the print-quality is and how wonderful the paper feels. It really is a beautiful paper!"

Facebook: /hannahweeks
Instagram: @hannahweeksillustration
Twitter: @HannahWeeks86

Jayne Lancaster

"I am delighted with the quality and appearance of my artwork on this paper. Not only does the texture and substantial feel indicate its superior class, but the brightness of the white paper really enhances the image. Several of my customers have commented on the excellent vibrancy and clarity. I would highly recommend Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper for the reproduction of artwork."

Facebook: /jaynelancaster.artist
Flickr: /jaynelancaster-artist
Twitter: @JayL_artist

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Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm
Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm

Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm

Paper Specifications

Weight Texture Finish Thickness Whiteness Price Group
Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm Velvet Matt 0.38mm 5.0 dstudio Brightless Scale Fine Art