Optica One

for Aqueous Inks

Luxurious, smooth fine art paper

Bring the details to life

  • * 100-Years Certified Archival (certificate) by Accredited 3rd Party
  • * Certified by Canon Alliance Partnership Program in conjunction with the Rochester Institute for Technology (RIT)
  • * Perfect for photo prints
  • * Eye-popping color gamut & Dmax
  • * Incredible detail and resolution
  • * Manufacturer direct
  • * Matte finish  |  15 mil thickness  |  300 gsm weight

*Compatible with most Epson, Canon, and HP printer models!



Optica One is a 300gsm bright white, matte fine art paper with a luxuriously smooth surface ideal for high resolution photographic imagery. It is able to produce extremely crisp and accurate detail as a result of its leadership (when measured against other fine art papers on the market today) in tonal range value, line quality, line contrast, and raggedness.

Optica One is Breathing Color's latest innovation tailor-made for the demanding and discerning photographer who values superior performance in print quality.



With a proprietary inkjet receptive coating that delivers off-the-chart numerical readings in Dmax and color gamut, Optica One represents the new age of fine art papers from Breathing Color and is unmistakably in a league of its own.


The Dmax on Optica One is exceptional. If you print black & white photography, this paper is a must see.


Just wait until see your portrait photography on Optica One. It might be most pleasing reproduction of skin tones you have ever seen on a fine art paper.


Optica One will bring a new perspective to the finest detail contained in your photographs. Photographers spend a lot of money to buy the right camera and equipment that will enable them to capture every detail of their vision. It's time to use a paper that can do the same.


Optica One is archival certified for 100+ years. Download and utilize Optica's Archival Certificate to differentiate your business and show your customers how much you care about quality.


Our proprietary products are very expensive to develop, manufacture and ensure quality. If we sold them through traditional distributors, our products would hands down be the most expensive on the market. Instead, we employ a manufacturer-direct business model that bypasses the middle man and empowers us to provide you with first class, state-of-the-art products at competitive prices. It also allows us to deliver direct, unprecedented service and support for our products. Here's where you can learn 5 Ways to Save Money with Breathing Color.


If you are new to Breathing Color and would like to test this product, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the inexpensive Trial rolls offered.Trial rolls are priced at cost, and at times below our cost in order to encourage our customers to try our award-winning products for a minimal investment. Trial rolls provide enough product so that our customers can sufficiently run tests and create samples. CUSTOMERS MAY ONLY PURCHASE ONE TRIAL ROLL OF EACH PRODUCT.

Other Product Information

Optica One Fine Art Paper is water-resistant and instant drying, and can therefore be coated with our Timeless or Glamour 2 print varnish to create coated finishes on 100% Cotton Rag fine art paper (scroll down below this section to see a tutorial video of this process). You can use Timeless Gloss, Satin, and Matte with the process outlined in the video below. You can also use Glamour 2 Gloss, Matte, or a combination of the 2 when coating Optica One.

Breathing Color is now publishing measured testing data analysis of our products in order to illustrate our ongoing commitment to excellence in quality and the attainment of clear leadership in product innovation. We call our products "the most advanced in the world" - and its our job to to show you precisely why. Please read our Print Quality Evaluation of The Top 100% Cotton Rag Inkjet Fine Art Papers.

Print Permanence Testing & Archivability Standards

Optica One Passes Blue Wool Test

Compatible Inkjet Printers

This Product has been compatibility tested and approved for the following printers. If you do not see your printer listed below, it does not mean it is not compatible but that we have not tested and approved your printer at this time. Our aqueous media is compatible with most pigment and dye-based ink systems.


Professional Photo: Pixma Pro-1, Pixma Pro-10, Pixma Pro-100, Pixma Pro9500, Pixma Pro9500 Mark II

Large Format: iPF5000, iPF5100, iPF6000S, iPF6100, iPF6200, iPF6300, iPF6300S, iPF6350, iPF6400, iPF6450, iPF8000, iPF8000S, iPF8300, iPF8300S, iPF8400, iPF9000, iPF9100, iPF9400, iPF9400S, W6400, i990


Stylus Photo Series: R1800, R1900, R2000, R2400, R2880, R3000

Stylus Pro Series: 3800, 3880, 3890, 4000, 4800, 4880, 4900, 7500, 7600, 7700, 7800, 7880, 7890, 7900, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, 9880, 9890, 9900, 10000, 10600, 11880, WT7900

Surecolor: T3000, T5000, T7000


Hi-Fi Jet Pro & Pro II Series Printers, VersaArt RA-640


DesignJet: 1055CM +, Z2100, Z3100, Z3200, Z3200ps, 5000, Z5200, 5500, Z6100, Z6200

Photosmart Pro: 8750, B9180


JV-4, JV2-130, JV22-160


RJ46, RJ50, RJ62, RJ64, RJ900, ValueJet 1304W, ValueJet1604AW, ValueJet1638W


All Durst printers using aqueous pigment or dye-based ink

Downloads - Spec Sheet & Archival Quality Certificate 

inkjet canvas quality certificate     fine art trade guild     inkjet fine art paper data sheet

  Retail$250+$1000+ Qty
Optica One - 8.5"x11" sheets, 25 per box $2900 - -
Optica One - 13"x19" sheets, 25 per box $7200 - -
Optica One - 17"x22" sheets, 25 per box $10900 - -
Optica One - 17"x25" sheets, 25 per box $12367 - -
Optica One - 17"x10' $2500 - -
Optica One - 17"x40' $9181 $7620 $6730
Optica One - 24"x40' $12960 $10757 $9500
Optica One - 36"x40' $19440 $16135 $14250
Optica One - 44"x40' $23761 $19722 $17417
Optica One - 60"x40' $32400 $26892 $23749
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