Hahnemühle is delighted to receive the seventh TIPA Award for a Fine Art Inkjet Paper. As the inventors of the Digital FineArt Papers for Inkjet Printing, Hahnemühle has also attained another product innovation with Photo Rag® Metallic, which has been named the best product in the imaging industry by the Technical Press Imaging Association – TIPA for short. The editors and publishers of 30 photo and imaging magazines around the world are excited about Photo Rag® Metallic and stated:
“Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Metallic adds a special touch to Fine Art images. For printmakers who want an extra “glow” on selected images, this 100% cotton, 340 gsm, natural white paper offers a high-gloss metallic finish. The paper features a special silvery shimmering surface effect for bold colours, a deep black and fine delineation of colour and tone. It is a prime choice for images with metallic elements, reflections, ice and snow or architecture. It is also a unique choice for black and white images with high contrast tones. Photo Rag® Metallic has no optical brighteners, is acid and lignin free and is ISO9706 compliant/museum quality for high age resistance.”
Photo Rag® Metallic is the brand-new paper from Hahnemühle’s renowned Photo Rag® family, which elevates fine art printing to a new level. It fulfils the wish of many photographers for a 100% FineArt cotton paper – now with a metallic surface. The evenly shimmering metallic effect corresponds perfectly with the feel and structure of a real artist’s paper and is unique on the market.
“As the oldest German artist paper manufactory, we are the pioneer of FineArt papers. We have developed these papers and refine them for more than 15 years now for photography and art reproductions. The renewed TIPA World Award boosts our innovative power and strengthens our worldwide reputation as quality leader “, says product manager Andrea Sippel.
With different roll and sheet sizes, photographers can choose from a wide range of options. Users get the best printing results with our Hahnemühle ICC profiles. The ICC profiles are available for download on the website.
Photo Rag® Metallic celebrated its worldwide premiere in autumn of 2018 and is currently a real magnet at the world’s photo fairs. After Photokina, Photo Plus Expo or Salon de la Photo and the Photography Show, the first Metallic Fine Art paper was last week in the spotlight at Fotografar in Brazil and at the Photo & Imaging in Seoul in May. In Tokyo, the paper will be awarded the TIPA World Award on May 20, 2019.
Hahnemühle is considered the inventor of Digital FineArt papers for inkjet printing. As a pioneer, the oldest German artist paper manufactory has been refining its real artist papers for photography and art reproductions for more than 15 years.
The papers – manufactured for more than 430 years with characteristic craftsmanship – receive a special coating, without influencing the noble haptics of the papers. This inkjet coating allows prints with pin-sharp details, in both rich colour and deep blacks. All papers have excellent aging resistance. The Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection offers more than 20 different papers, while the Hahnemühle Photo Range is comprised of eight media.
Hahnemühle has a worldwide reputation as a ‘brand of the century’ among artists, photographers, museums, galleries and collectors.
Headquartered in Dassel, Southern Lower Saxony; with offices in the United Kingdom, France, USA and China; the company employs approximately 200 people worldwide.
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) is an organisation comprised of editors and representatives of photographic magazines from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Spanning the consumer, professional, and trade sectors, each member magazine is dedicated to bringing the message of the joy of photography as well as providing technical, business, and industry news and information to their readers.
Known chiefly for the annual TIPA World Awards, which are voted on by member magazines and recognize the best of 40 categories, including cameras, lenses, printers, and accessories, TIPA also provides key information about the photo industry, does in-depth testing of photographic equipment, and initiates technical and exploratory discussions with imaging companies. For more information please visit: www.tipa.com.