Fine Art Papers
Limited Edition Prints
Hahnemühle’s authentic art paper is regarded as top of the line. It is often used for exhibitions and limited-edition Fine Art prints. I offer five different options, which are all stunning thanks to excellent image quality and brilliant color gradation.
Hahnemühle Photo Rag: Thickness: 21 mil, Weight: 308 g/m². Photo Rag® is Hahnemühle's flagship paper and the most popular paper chosen by fine art photographers and artists to create high quality fine art prints. The fine, smooth surface and feel of Photo Rag® make this paper very versatile and it is ideal for printing both black and whites, colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth and detail. Photo Rag® is a white, 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture – guarantees archival standards. With its premium matte coating Photo Rag® meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.
Hahnemühle William Turner: Thickness: 21 mil, Weight: 310 g/m². The William Turner by Hahnemuhle is one of the most popular papers used in the Giclee printing industry. Texture wise this fits nicely between our Moab's Somerset Enhance Velvet and Premium Giclee papers. This is a 310g natural white mould made natural line paper with 100% rag content making it highly archival. It has a slight coarse texture which gives photos and artwork an elegant look.
Hahnemühle German Etching: Thickness: 20 mil, Weight: 310 g/m². This heavyweight bright white, 100% α-cellulose paper – guarantees archival standards. The mould-made etching paper features a distinct textured surface. With its premium matt inkjet coating German Etching meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.
Hahnemühle Torchon: Thickness: 20 mil, Weight: 285 g/m². Hahnemuhle's Torchon is a 285 gsm acid free fine art paper with a parchment, or pastel paper surface. While it especially suits reproductions of oils, watercolor and pastel mediums, printed photos show an incredible amount of accurate detail and color. The printed side of this paper has been specially coated for excellent image sharpness and optimum color graduation. The coating also offers a very high level of water resistance.
Hahnemühle Photo Gloss Baryta: Thickness: 18 mil, Weight: 320 g/m². Photo Gloss Baryta 320, a heavy weight gallery grade glossy photo paper, originally known as Gloss Baryta 320 from the Harman by Hahnemühle range, is now available in the Hahnemühle Photo line with a new improved coating. The bright white paper made from 100% α-Cellulose is a true baryta paper with a particularly smooth and high-gloss surface. The improved coating formulation guarantees a homogeneous surface and top printing quality with high density and a large colour gamut.
Open Edition Prints
Equally as impressive as the Limited Edition print selection of papers.
Premium Giclee Paper: Thickness: 18 mil, Weight: 320 g/m². This is a thick (21-mil) heavy weight (310g) paper with the luxurious style of traditional artists' papers. It has a natural-white, matte finish with a textured watercolor feel. Fine art photographers will enjoy its true matte surface with elegant texture while artists will find it ideal for fine-art reproductions, especially paintings with a loose, expressive style
Watercolor Bright White: Thickness: 19.5 mil, Weight: 300 g/m². A watercolor paper cold press 100% cotton rag fine art paper for prints. At 300gsm and 19.5 mil, it has a substantial feel and weight. A watercolor style surface, created for discerning photographers and fine art printers who want to deliver creative, high-end visual impact with their work, the cold-press texture adds depth to photographs and fine art. Because of the bright white surface, the paper delivers a wide color gamut and deep blacks.
Moab Somerset Enhanced Velvet: Thickness: 19 mil, Weight: 255 g/m². This popular paper is also distrubuted under the brands Epson Somerset Velvet and Canon Fine Art Enhanced Velvet. This textured paper is milled by the St. Cuthberts Mill in Somerset, England. It is an acid-free, 100% cotton, single-side coated paper showing a natural white finish with a slightly textured matte surface has a soft velvet-like feel. A high-quality, mould-made paper, it is ideal for digital fine art reproductions.
Archival Matte Paper: Thickness: 9.5 mil, Weight: 230 g/m². Archival Matte Paper, our house stock fine art paper, also known as Moab Lasal Photo Matte, is an economical favorite for fine art reproductions and photo prints. It features a smooth surface, heavy weight (230 g, 9.5-mil), neutral white, matte paper engineered for accurate color reproduction that provides high contrast and high-resolution output. This paper is acid-free making it the perfect choice for both photography & fine art reproductions.
Archival Linen Paper: Thickness: 9.5 mil, Weight: 230 g/m². Rounding out our Archival Matte line, is our Archival Linen paper. Like our Archival Canvas paper, this is based on our Archival Matte Paper but embossed with a linen texture and less heavy base (230 g, 9-mil) for a lighter feel. With neutral white, archival matte paper engineered for accurate color reproduction that provides high contrast and high-resolution output
Typically, an extra one or two inch border will go around the printed area. This means, for example, the actual sheet size of the paper will be a total of 2 or 4 inches larger than the ordered width and height of the print.
Caring for your print
To extend the life-span, store you giclee fine art paper print out of direct sunlight and avoid extreme temperature changes or exposure to humidity. It is recommended that paper prints be framed behind glass or acrylic glazing when ultimately on display. If stored unframed you should keep the prints sealed in clear bags which are acid free.