We stock a variety of A3 photo paper in glossy, matt and semi-gloss finishes. A3 photo paper comes in high gsm paper weights e.g. 102gsm, 251gsm and 255gsm. We recommend using A3 photo paper to print large prints, detailed scenery or wedding images. Printing at home or in the office can save you time and money.
Answer: There are three different types of gloss options available with A3 photo paper - glossy, matt and semi-gloss. A white, glossy finish is the most popular as it produces sharp images with good contrast. Matt is less shiny and is suitable for cards and invitations. Lastly, semi-gloss offers a good compromise between the two and the best affordability.
Which GSM weight A3 photo paper do I need?
Does A3 photo paper come in different brightnesses?
Answer: Generally speaking, the lighter and brighter the A3 photo paper is, the brighter the final print will be. However, it is worth remembering that some manufacturers of A3 photo paper use artificial brighteners which can fade to yellow, over time.
Is A3 photo paper suitable for archivability?
Answer: If you are looking to store your photos in an archive for up to 100 years, look for acid and chlorine-free A3 photo paper.
How long does it take for A3 photo paper to dry?
Answer: You should ensure that you leave your A3 photo print aside for 24 hours, to ensure that it has fully dried. Additionally, do not place any printed documents on top of it during this process.
Can I print on A3 photo paper on both sides?
Answer: Most standard A3 photo paper does not allow you to print on both sides but we do stock some double-sided paper options. To view these, please use our filter feature.
Can I print text, as well as photographs, on A3 photo paper?
Answer: Yes, you can print both text and photographs on photo paper, but we would not recommend printing lengthy text documents, as it will end up costing you much more than traditional printer paper.
Is A3+ photo paper different from regular A3 photo paper?
Answer: Yes, A3+ is slightly larger than the standard A3 size, allowing you to print a full A3 page with room for annotations and notes.
120-150GSM for budget photos that you do not intend to keep for long (flyers and leaflets).
150-200GSM will feel heavier and is suitable for finer prints.
Anything over 200GSM is ideal for family photographs, destined for the photo album.