Sustainability and digitization are mega trends. So, as inventors of digital FineArt papers, what could be more natural than for us to develop sustainable papers? We protect what matters and present unique FineArt inkjet papers made from extraordinary, sustainable raw materials: Bamboo, hemp and agave (sisal). As “green papers” they all occupy a special place in our new Natural Line within the Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection. Read on to find out more and win sample packs …
Vegan, without optical brightener and sustainable
These are three properties most important to our Natural Line but remain deep-seated in our company´s DNA. All Hahnemühle papers have been vegan since 1965. The new papers Bamboo, Hemp and Agave with their natural, warm white tone are wonderful medias that can produce impressively bright colours and deep blacks without optical brighteners. Our premium inkjet coating guarantees that – as with all other Hahnemühle Digital FineArt papers. The plants that provide the cellulose require minimal maintenance, grow quickly and don’t need any pesticides. Their rapid growth means that more cellulose can be produced on the same cropland than with other raw materials, and they also require much less water, helping to save valuable resources and protect the environment.
Here we present the Natural Line papers in detail:
Bamboo 290 gsm · 90% bamboo fibres · 10% cotton · natural white
Hahnemühle Bamboo is the world’s first FineArt inkjet paper made from 90% bamboo fibres, for a natural look and environmentally friendly paper production. The natural white, warm-toned bamboo paper does not contain optical brighteners, and stands out thanks to its soft, lightly textured felt structure and sensual feel. The matt premium inkjet coating delivers excellent printing results with defined reproduction of colour and detail, particularly for warm hues and monochrome prints. Bamboo is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most precise requirements in terms of age resistance. The unique combination of sustainable bamboo fibres, soft surface texture and impressive print quality gives the artwork outstanding expression and soul.
Hemp 290 gsm, 60% hemp fibre, 40% cotton, white
Hahnemühle Hemp uses one of the oldest and most diverse natural fibres in the world and is made of 60% hemp fibre. The FineArt inkjet paper’s base impresses with its bright white natural tone, and thanks to the bright white colour of the hemp fibres, no optical brighteners are required. The lightly textured surface gives the paper a pleasant, silky feel. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this is a truly versatile FineArt inkjet paper. Colours and details are brilliantly reproduced, the depth of the black truly stands out and contrasts are reproduced with stunning effect. The acid- and lignin-free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance. Hemp was an essential part of paper production for centuries, and due to its extremely robust fibres, it has often been used for long-lasting historical documents, such as the Gutenberg Bible and the US Declaration of Independence.
Agave 290 gsm · 70% agave fibre · 30% cotton · white
Hahnemühle Agave augments the Natural Line with a FineArt inkjet paper that is produced using agave fibres. 70% of this unique, environmentally friendly FineArt inkjet paper is made from sisal fibres. The base material stands out with its bright white natural tone and does not contain optical brighteners. The rough, yet delicately defined surface texture gives the subject a captivating sense of depth and impresses with a pleasant, soft feel. The matt premium inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep black and optimum contrasts. Hahnemühle Agave is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. The combination of unique raw fibre materials, bright white natural tone, balanced surface texture and the customary high print quality makes it an exclusive, versatile FineArt inkjet paper.
Commitment that helps – Hahnemühles Green Rooster Initiative
With part of the proceeds from the Natural Line, we support environmental projects at regional, national and international level within our Green Rooster Initiative. Since 2008, we have been supporting international and regional environmental protection projects with our Green Rooster Initiative. These include reforestation, animal welfare and environmental education programs. These projects are very close to our hearts and we are happy to contribute part of the proceeds from the Natural Line for environmental and climate protection. To date, more than 220,000 € have been donated to various environmental initiatives. And we continue to donate 5% of the proceeds from our “green” papers.
Have you become curious? We raffle five sample packs with 2 sheets each of the new Natural Line papers!
Sustainable papers? Of course! From Hahnemühle. They look great, they feel good, they are innovative and environmentally friendly – try them for yourself!
Please comment here under this article which motif you think matches the new papers. The closing date for entries is November 4th, 12 o’clock CET*.
The winners will be determined at November, 5th and informed by e-mail.
*If you have not yet commented on our blog, your comment may not be visible until the next business day. We will activate your first comment manually. All comments received before the deadline will be taken into account in the draw.