In the fine art paper market, no other manufacturer has a greater choice of products than Hahnemühle. Even with such a large product portfolio, Hahnemühle continues to innovate and launch new products. At Creativeworld 2015, two new additions; ‘PastellFix’ and ‘Report and Art Book’ were released. “These newcomers ideally complement the existing ranges and were received positively by visitors so much so that the initial production of the Report and Art Book were almost sold out at the show” says Ann Kristin Plüss, Head of Marketing and Communications at Hahnemühle.
PastellFix offers artists an incomparable painting experience. You can feel how different it is from other pastel papers straight away. “The velvety looking surface is a totally new haptic experience and your chalk pastels seem to just dance across it. Working with this high quality paper is thoroughly enjoyable right from the start,” says artist Monika Mori enthusiastically.
Pastel pigments dissolve quickly and without the application of any undue pressure on the soft, slightly textured paper. The colour pigments adhere beautifully to the surface, where they settle gently but firmly. Blurred lines and carefully nuanced shading can easily be created with different wiping techniques. Developed especially for pastels, 170 g/m² PastellFix paper is also perfect for oil pastel, pencil, sanguine or charcoal works. The pastel painting pad contains two sheets of each of the following colours: ivory, sand, navy, steel grey, dark grey and black. The different shades are protected by transparent dividers. This paper offers professional as well as hobby artists the perfect surface for giving free rein to their creativity. The acid free paper has a cotton rag content and is felt marked. Pads are available in the following formats: 24 x 32 cm, 30 x 40 cm and 36 x 48 cm.
The new ‘Report & Art Book’ offers creative people the opportunity to sketch anywhere. The small, handy booklets in the formats A6 and A5 fit in the pockets of both jackets and trousers. Perfectly suited for painting and writing, the pages can be turned completely, at the short side and so, subjects also can be developed and sketched across the binding. No matter if used in portrait or landscape format – the ‘Report & Art Book’ fits the hand nicely. The natural-white paper is hard-wearing – for drawings that are developed, corrected and altered. The structure and thickness of the 130gsm artist paper makes for lively, contrast-rich drawings or coloured sketches with brilliant and vibrant colours that don’t bleed through to the following pages. The ‘Report & Art Book’ is suited well for any kind of crayons and even for light watercolour painting. The integrated pencil holder makes sure that ‘urban sketchers’ or ‘daily painters’ have their tools available anywhere and at any time. A small glued-in pocket offers space for small souvenirs such as tickets, business cards or photos. The ‘Report & Art Book’ represents an ideal mobile portfolio in the size of a smart phone or mini tablet for people who love products with a great feel.