Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm
Hahnemühle German Etching is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, complete with an inkjet coating designed especially for FineArt applications. The white art paper made from 100% alpha cellulose is characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure. The unique surface texture adds a very special touch to images, showcasing them in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth. The premium matt inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep black and optimum contrasts. German Etching is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. This heavyweight FineArt inkjet paper is one of the most popular paper for FineArt prints and art reproductions thanks to its characteristic tactile feel and surface texture.
Litho Realistic 270gsm
This cost-effective economical alternative to the higher-end, fine art papers. A natural-white matte paper delivering exceptional print results with the look, feel and longevity of a heavy, matte offset paper.
Not only producing colour-accurate prints but it is great for affordable prints with litho-realistic production capabilities via inkjet technology.
What is alpha cellulose?
Alpha Cellulose is a high grade wood pulp made from trees. They are matte papers that have been refined to remove acid and lignin. This paper is usually used for fine art prints.
Acid-free and lignin-free paper (or board) is a purified material that will not break down over time and become acidic.
Lignin is an organic substance found within wood pulp that helps bond the fibres together. Lignin enhances the acidity in paper which can cause the paper to become brittle and yellow as it ages. Paper that is lignin free remains acid free and therefore the will last considerably longer. Removing lignin is a costly process and also shortens the fibres within the pulp, however for papers that require preservation this is a necessary process.
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