“It´s a magical moment” says Paul Cunningham from The Cunningham Press in Portland, Oregon, when his analog image bursts into life. Enjoy the video about printmaking in the traditional way using alternative techniques and the new uncoated Hahnemühle Platinum Rag paper. Originally developed for platinum and palladium printing, the paper is used and recommended for cyanotype, Kallitype, Van Dyke, salt and gum printing as well as carbon printing. For more information on the paper and quotes from artists click over for our story of how the paper was born.
“I have never achieved such brilliant colours with the rough paper I´m used to. Since the paints remain on the surface of the new ‘Britannia hot pressed’ paper, they light up very intensely. Several layers can be superimposed, are wonderfully translucent, and every single layer retains its luminosity.”
Peggy Rustler has tested the new academy watercolour paper and reported on it in her blog. A video shows her wonderfully bright motifs and summarises her experiences with the new ‘Britannia hot pressed’.