You say bah-ree-tah, we say Baryta

Recently I was asked a bit about the paper choice Hahnemuhle/ Harman Gloss Baryta, which was formerly known as Harman Glossy. That led me to find out what "baryta" means (FYI It's pronounced bah-RYE-tah) and why the paper name includes that term.

According to Wikipedia, "baryta" is another word for barium sulfite, which has been used in the coatings of high-quality darkroom photographic papers. These inkjet papers also have a multi-layered coating that includes baryta. And they look great.

And that's that!