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Fabriano looks like a favourite amongst gum printers.
BFK - Rives - excellent results (from Wendy Currie).
Buxton 160 gsm; (240 gsm better for multiple coats) - for single-coat gum printing.
Fabriano Artistico hot 300gsm, Fabriano 5 300gsm, Somerset Satin 300gsm, Bockingford 300gsm, Daler Rowney-The Langton 300gsm (from Julian Smart).
Rives BFK if you size it first, Fabriano Artistico with or without
sizing, Fabriano Classico, Magnani Pescia, Waterford (from Christina Z. Anderson).
All papers, i.e., any paper that can withstand water for a half hour can be used to make great gum
photos. The best paper for the beginner, i.e., the most consistent and easy to use, is certainly Fabriano Uno 140lb hot press. All the other ones have been iffy at times, and I've tried them all. I prefer the look of Artistico, but they mess that stuff up quite alot. (from Keith Gerling).
Avoid chalk-buffered papers for processes using ferrioxalate sensitizers (precipitates calcium oxalate and hydrolyses the iron(III)).
Arches 88 or any paper that does not withstand long wet times (from Christina Z. Anderson).
Long soaking requires strong papers. Not too smooth in my experience. The gum arabic needs to stick to the texture. A paper that is too smooth may wash away the arabic.