In response to the growing demand for a superior fiber-based digital fine art media with the look and feel of a traditional darkroom photo paper, the Hahnemuhle Mill has introduced the newest member of its digital FineArt media collection.
As with all Hahnemuhle papers, FineArt Pearl has been developed to the highest standards using only the finest raw materials and manufacturing techniques. FineArt Pearl 285gsm is a triple coated, lignin free, 100% alpha-cellulose paper. The result is a surface that is remarkably similar to a traditional silver gelatin double-weight photo paper. In a side-by side comparison to similar papers from competitors, Hahnemuhle FineArt Pearl proved to be significantly superior in D-Max, white point and surface structure.
FineArt Pearl 285gsm should be on shelves by mid to late April. It will come in all standard sheet and roll sizes.
brightness: >100 (final testing not completed)
(Editor's note: I had a look at this paper at PMA in Orlando, and it was truly impressive. I still want to see the results under independent testing, but the sample they had to show truly exhibited the darkroom photo paper feel they claim and the print D-Max looked beautiful, especially with the Hahnemuhle protective spray coating. Look for a review in an upcoming issue of Professional Photographer. —Joan Sherwood, technology editor, Professional Photographer magazine)