With the ambitious goal of taking FineArt Printing and photo prints to new heights, Hahnemühle participated in its third Photopia event. The company successfully fulfilled this aspiration by introducing four exclusive paper innovations at the Photo and Imaging Festival in Hamburg. Hahnemühle’s new offerings, carefully curated and framed gallery images, as well as small and large format print experiences, drew visitors in like magnets. Notably, the interactive theme of American Football, featuring Jabari Fletcher, a former NFL pro and photographer, captured everyone’s attention.
Jan Wölfle, CEO of Hahnemühle Group, remarked, ‘We had countless and fantastic encounters with photography professionals and enthusiasts who share our passion for paper. Photopia special guests Albert Watson, Esther Haase, and Thomas Hayo, along with René Staud, Denis O’Regan, and Jabari Fletcher, enhanced our photopia presence with their impressive images.’
Hahnemühle, recognized as a trendsetter in achieving the perfect display and reproduction of images on fine papers, introduced three new Baryta papers for digital inkjet printing. Catering to the trends of black and white photography and analogue photography, the new and unique Photo Rag® Matt Baryta stands out in the market-leading Hahnemühle Photo Rag® family. It is the first paper in the range with a matt Baryta coating, offering a distinct, subtle gloss.
Hahnemühle also introduced Bamboo Gloss Baryta, a cross-over paper that is the world’s first glossy Baryta paper made from rapidly growing plant fibers. For images requiring a high-gloss finish and natural white base, this paper, part of the Natural Line family, impresses with its uniquely vibrant texture, a vast printable color space, and deep blacks.
The return of Hahnemühle Photo Silk Baryta X, indicated by the ‘X,’ marks the next generation of this beloved photo paper. Back in the Hahnemühle Photo Range and better than ever, it features differentiated gloss, excellent paper smoothness, and the look and feel of photographs from the darkroom era.
Alexander Cartellieri, Product Manager, summarized, ‘Even with our partners Canon, WhiteWall, and Leica, we exclusively presented our new papers at photopia. The print events garnered long queues, and the photo shoots and portfolio presentations were exceptionally well-received.’ He also highlighted the world premiere of the first plastic-free photo paper. Hahnemühle’s contribution to a world with less plastic is a velvety smooth, pearl-gloss photo paper with excellent ink absorption, fast drying, and impressive image reproduction. In contrast to conventional PE or RC papers, Hahnemühle Sustainable Photo Satin features a bio-based barrier layer and is easily recyclable through the paper cycle.
Furthermore, Hahnemühle showcased completely flat FineArt photo books made from the TIPA-awarded Photo Rag® 188 LayFlat. These high-end photo books can be printed across the fold and fully opened to 180 degrees. The Hahnemühle Photo Cards, though smaller in size, left a big impact on photopia visitors. They enthusiastically seized the opportunity to print their best images on mini versions of the premium papers, also awarded a TIPA prize, at the Hahnemühle Printing Cart.”
Hahnemühle is considered the inventor of Premium Digital FineArt papers for inkjet printing. As a pioneer, the oldest German artist paper manufactory has been refining its artist papers for photography and art reproductions and in 2022 Hahnemühle celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Digital FineArt collection.
The Digital Fine Art Collection is a comprehensive assortment of high-quality, unique FineArt inkjet papers created for customers who are looking for something special and want to get the best out of their images. Achieving outstanding printing results and a high age resistance of over 100 years, Hahnemühle FineArt inkjet papers meet the highest standards for fine art applications and are perfect for long-term exhibitions, art collections and special editions.
The Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection offers more than 20 different papers, while the Hahnemühle Photo Range now includes 8 media. Among them is the world’s first PF-free, fully recyclable photo paper with a bio-based barrier layer.
All papers and life science solutions have class–leading quality attributes and excellent ageing resistance. Hahnemühle has a worldwide reputation as a ‘Brand of the Century’ among photographers, artists, museums, galleries and collectors. Products are available in more than 130 countries worldwide.
The company is headquartered in Dassel, Southern Lower Saxony; with offices in the United Kingdom, France, USA, Singapore and China.
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