In 1992, ARCHES® became the first paper mill to develop a special paper for platinum and palladium photographic printing and blue prints: ARCHES® Platine.
Platinum photographic printing offers a wider range of greys. It renders details from the negative that are unobtainable in silver prints, giving the image more nuance and depth.
This technique, particularly appreciated by the artists of the Photo-Secession movement, modern masters like Paul Strand or Joseph Sudek, saw a revival in the 1980s with Irving Penn. It produces prints that are not fragile – the paper surface does not break – and whose images do not fade in sunlight: works of art that stand the test of time.