I recently bought a Canon Pixma Pro 100. To get a better understanding of stocks, I have been printing the same (black and white) image with the same sharpening etc. on lots of different papers so I can accurately compare stocks side-by-side.
Softproofing Canon's matte offerings in Lightroom using Canon's print profiles, I can see there is a huge chunk of tonality out of gamut for Canon's cheap Matte Photo Paper, and still quite a large chunk of the shadows out of gamut with Canon's more expensive Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte. Using intent: Perceptual, I have still managed some decent prints with both papers, and unsurprisingly Canon's more expensive stock gives a nicer print.
Today I received a sample pack of matte papers from Hahnemühle. I downloaded the profiles for the seven different papers included, and was immediately surprised when softproofing to see no gamut warnings at all for any of their stocks. Yes, the papers are lovely and the prints are looking great, but my question is this:
Do Hahnemüle's papers actually support such a broader gamut than Canon's premium paper? Or is this a case of clever marketing (meaning are their profiles tweaked to not trigger gamut warnings somehow)? I found it strange that none of their varied papers - including rag, rice-paper and canvas – triggered out-of-gamut warnings when softproofing. Is it just the case that Canon's product is much inferior, or is something else going on?