The portfolio of Hahnemühle FineArt products contains over 500 different paper grades. All of them are manufactured from clear spring water and high-quality fibrous raw material – cellulose and rag. Both in the past and nowadays, unique, smooth paper of a fine structure is produced. And if in the past this paper was mould-made by hand, nowadays paper made to traditional formulations delights painters, graphic artists, illustrators, book-binders and recently also photographers and artist using digital techniques.
- Fibrous raw materials
20 different types, made of hardwood and softwood (beech, birch, eucalyptus, pine, fir etc.)
6 different types – very high quality fibrous material obtained laboriously from cotton seed bags
- Stock preparation
initial process stages, such as pulping of the fibrous material, preparation of stock or shortening of fibres and fibrillation (separation of fibres), sorting and cleaning
soft spring water from the Solling region is the basis of all the production processes and a guarantee of prime paper quality
they have a considerable effect on paper properties and scope of application. They influence, among others, ageing, PH value, whiteness, opacity or porosity of paper.
- Neutral size
Hahnemühle was the first papermill in Germany to switch to synthetic sizing with a neutral synthetic agent. Such a paper sizing method has been possible for about 30 years and is used to make extremely stable and ageing resistant paper grades.
- Carbon carbonate
A paper filling agent used as an alkaline reserve as paper’s pH value is shifted towards the alkaline area. All the sized Hahnemühle papers have a pH value between 7.5 and 9.5. When its contents in the furnish is over 2%, the paper is treated as age-resistant.
- Dyes and fixes
Used optionally to support the production process or dye the paper as required.