These are not the times to cheer and celebrate but we would like to take the chance of our birthday to show you the 438 years of Hahnemühle´s rich tradition of papermaking. Did you ever see how paper is made by hand, how a single sheet of paper with deckled edges and a watermark arises? We put on a demonstration of our extraordinary art of papermaking in the history of Hahnemühle on February 27th to celebrate our founding date. Of course, a lot has changed in the products and production methods since 1584 when we started with handmade writing papers. Today we manufacture the finest artists’ papers, pure filtration papers, and the benchmarking FineArt inkjet papers invented by us. We wish for a future with a rich heritage and love to share our 438th birthday with all our fans around the globe!
Today’s portfolio includes traditional and digital FineArt papers for painting and all types of printing techniques as well as stationery products. The customised production of high-purity papers for life science applications and speciality papers are also part of the manufacturing portfolio.
All paper grades are produced according to old recipes from high-quality cotton fibres, cellulose or fast-growing plant fibres and pure spring water. They have best-in-class quality characteristics and are highly resitant to ageing. Hahnemühle has an excellent reputation worldwide as German “Brand of the Century”. Its products are available in more than 130 countries worldwide.
The company has its headquarters in Dassel in southern Lower Saxony and subsidiaries in Great Britain, France, USA, Singapore and China.
With its “Green Rooster” initiative, Hahnemühle has been supporting environmental protection projects worldwide since 2008, including reforestation, animal welfare and environmental education programmes. The long-established company produces papers in a landscape conservation area under strict environmental regulations and and, with its sustainable paper production, makes an important contribution to environmental and climate protection.
For more information on the brand, history and environmental responsibility, visit www.hahnemuehle.com