Hahnemühle is proud to be honoured with another TIPA Award. For the first time, however, not for a high-quality fineart inkjet paper innovation, but for its comprehensive “Print – Protect – Authenticate” accessories line. The Technical Imaging Press Association – TIPA for short – named this portfolio the best fine art printing solution in the imaging industry.
The editors and publishers of 30 magazines in the photo and imaging industry from all over the world are enthusiastic about the “Print – Protect – Authenticate” range:
„Photographers who aspire to enter the fine art market understand that professional presentation and authentication play an important role in preparing their work for sale. Hahnemühle’s Authentication Product Range gives photo artists a complete package, including their world-renowned archival papers and portfolio boxes and special pre-printed Certificates of Authenticity. In addition, there’s now a free online print registry service for establishing provenance. Hahnemühle inkjet papers have earned high regard among gallerists and curators, thus the association with the brand itself shows the artist’s regard for their work. Other tools include the Hahnemühle Signing Pen Duo, which combines a pigment liner and graphite signing pencil that will not bleed through any paper surface, and various specialty coating sprays for print protection, preservation and presentation.“
A fine art print is more than just a piece of paper – it is an experience that needs to be protected physically and by copyright. For this reason, Hahnemühle has developed a range of accessories, complementary to its outstanding inkjet papers, to print, protect and authenticate artworks.
Choosing to print on age resistant and vegan Hahnemühle fine art inkjet papers with archival and pigmented inks is the first step in making artworks last for generations. Protecting them from external influences, preventing colour fading and reducing fingerprint marks with Hahnemühle Protective Spray or Varnish offers further certainty.
Signing a print can guarantee its uniqueness and protects its genuineness. Our newest addition to the accessory range – Hahnemühle Signing Pen Duo – combines a high-quality pigment liner and graphite pencil for unmistakable signatures on matt, satin, and high-gloss paper surfaces. A Duo that glides perfectly on the paper, does not bleed or push through and allows the most detailed signatures. With this set, artists can easily sign an artwork to add a personal touch or emphasize limited edition prints.
The Signing Pen Duo complements perfectly Hahnemühle’s Certificates of Authenticity. Authenticating an artwork with this special combination of certificate and hologram system and the optional online registration on myartregistry.com reduces the risk of forgery and testifies the validity.
Storing artworks safely in acid free and age resistant Hahnemühle Archive and Portfolio boxes protects them once more from light, dust and atmospheric impact.
With the Signing Pen Duo launched during the Hahnemühle Photography Month, Hahnemühle offers now a complete range of products to securely and easily print, protect and authenticate FineArt prints. This compilation enables fine art prints to remain flawless and to convey an artist’s unadulterated message even after more than 100 years.
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.
All papers and life science solutions have class–leading quality attributes and excellent ageing resistance. Hahnemühle has a worldwide reputation as a ‘Brand of the Century’ among photographers, artists, museums, galleries, and collectors. Products are available in more than 130 countries worldwide.
The company is headquartered in Dassel, Southern Lower Saxony, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, USA, Singapore and China.
For further information on the brand, history and environmental responsibilities visit www.hahnemuehle.com
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) is an organization made up of editors and publishers of photography magazines from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Each of the 30 member magazines focussing on photographic technology, photographic culture and trade, presents the annual TIPA Awards.
Experts from member magazines in Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America vote on the best products in 40 categories, including cameras, lenses, accessories and printers.
TIPA also provides vital information about the photo industry, conducts in-depth testing of photo products, and initiates expert discussions with imaging companies. For more information, visit www.tipa.com.