The new FineNotes writing instruments from fine art paper manufacturer Hahnemühle are a revelation for the senses. These three pen editions combine the fine craft and history of papermaking at Hahnemühle with luxurious penmanship and precision expected in German manufacture.
Finely guilloched pen shafts in the First and Slim Editions are reminiscent of the delicately patterned wires used by papermakers to create the finest writing and artists’ papers. The ornamental pattern can still be found on the cylinder moulds in Hahnemühle’s paper machines today. The First Edition has a fine guilloche pattern on the shimmering silver palladium alloy. Launched as a limited edition of one hundred – the inaugural edition, so to speak – of high-quality writing instruments from Hahnemühle. Many collectors have already secured their unique piece with engraved edition number and certificate of authenticity. “We are familiar with unique pieces of art and limited editions on our paper. After all, Picasso and Dali already worked on Hahnemühle papers,” says Martin Hopp, Business Unit Manager FineNotes, and adds: “As a ‘noble forge’ among paper manufacturers, we have created the perfect symbiosis between our premium notebooks with valuable watermarked paper and carefully curated writing instruments.”
The Slim and Bold Edition series includes fountain pens, rollerballs and ballpoint pens with their own unique character and style. With the Slim Edition, colour comes into play with noble shades of beige and cool grey. These two series are also adorned with finely engraved details for lovers of writing accessories, some of which are handcrafted.
Hahnemühle deliberately sets a counterpoint to the other series with the Bold Edition. These writing instruments made of matt stainless steel are a statement – also intended by Hahnemühle as a reminiscence of its founding father, papermaker Merten Spieß.
“The fountain pens, rollerballs or ballpoint pens of all editions are finely balanced in the hand and glide effortlessly across the paper. We offer the fountain pens with hand-inscribed, rhodium-plated 18 ct gold nibs – in fine, medium and broad stroke widths. They are equipped with an ink converter and can optionally be used with standard cartridges,” explains Antonio Coco, Sales Manager FineNotes at Hahnemühle.
Hahnemühle FineNotes writing instruments are covered by a 30-year guarantee and are offered by various dealers with individual engraving. Hahnemühle itself is already thinking about new editions after the successful launch of these premium notebooks and unique writing instruments.
Hahnemühle is a manufactory and has had its headquarters in Dassel, southern Lower Saxony, since 1584. Today the brand also has subsiduaries in Great Britain, France, USA, Singapore and China. A network of business partners ensures that the finest paper and writing instruments can be found as Hahnemühle FineNotes products in more than 130 countries around the world.
In addition to traditional artist papers, digital FineArt papers for the world’s leading photographers, museums and galleries are now an established part of the product portfolio. Furthermore he development and production of highly innovative, technical speciality papers for life science applications, research and industry is a Hahnemühle trademark. As a “German Brand of the Century” the name Hahnemühle stands for inspiring products with perfection and tradition for people with an affinity for paper and a penchant for the extraordinary.
For further information on the brand, history and environmental responsibilities visit www.hahnemuehle.com