Exquisite FineArt prints, new products and ‘Artist Signings’ at the Hahnemühle booth on every day of the fair captivated the photokina visitors. At the same time, the fans of the tradition-rich manufacturer’s unique papers donated more than €12,000 to an environmental project.
‘FineArt Baryta Satin’ is the name for the new Hahnemühle barite paper with a silky-gloss surface. The global market leader in the area for fine-art inkjet papers used photokina and its international crowd for the public launch of this new product. This paper gives extraordinary picture results with large colour space and intense colour rendition, it’s exceptionally captivating thanks to its fine gloss. “FineArt Baryta Satin exceeds my already high expectations. Using Hahnemühle papers allows me as an artist to spend more time creating the images in a way I would like them to be seen and not have my art held back by the limitations of the media on which it is produced”, quotes photographer Mark Mann.
Meanwhile, Hahnemühle Protective Spray and Varnish have a new improved formula. Applying both products is even easier than before and they also protect fine art prints against dirt, finger prints and humidity.
With compelling works fromcontemporary artists and photographers such as; Jerome Brunet, Kwaku Alston and Mark Mann, Hahnemühle underlined the versatility of its medias. From classical photography through to digital art and also art reproduction: every picture was presented on the perfectly suiting paper – from smooth, textured and glossy surfaces.
During the ‘Hahnemühle Artist Signings’, many excited fair visitors used the chance for a chat ‘from artist to artist’. Hahnemühle invited a total of six photographers for autographing their coveted works of art. 100 prints of works by Stefan Milev, Kirill Golovchenko, Sven Nieder, Mario Marino, Andreas H. Bitesnich and Jochen Brillowski were given away to the visitors as limited Hahnemühle photokina editions.
In the meantime, the company generated more than €12,000 by selling sample packs of its sought-after products. The proceeds will be donated to the highly regarded photographic and environmental project Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq.