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Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic 340gsm

A heavyweight fine art paper with the characteristic Photo Rag surface structure and a luxurious warm toned metallic shimmer.

A4 25 Sheet Box (sku: PHPRM_10641763) $74.00
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Description

This might be the most unique paper we offer.

It's classic Photo Rag, but with a metallic coating. In some ways it's sort of similar to metallic gloss materials like those from Ilford and Chromajet - in that the tone is a warm 'pearlescent' kind of tone - but the finished surface is unlike anything else. Whereas other metallics are all super glossy this has the surface has the fine texture of Photo Rag - whilst still having the warm shimmer of metallic materials. It's one you really have to see to understand. Definitely a special projects sort of paper, but if you find the right fit for it, it can be a truly unique way to present your vision.

Whilst they describe it as 'high gloss' below, it's not high gloss in the normal sense of the word. We describe it more accurately as a matte paper with a shimmer effect. You should use the Photo Black ink when printing this paper, though, unlike all other Photo Rag/matte fine art products.

Hahnemühle say:

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic is a silvery-shimmering Fine Art inkjet paper with a specially formulated inkjet coating for Fine Art use.

The natural white cotton paper contains no optical brighteners and has the characteristic Photo Rag surface structure and sumptuous feel. Photo Rag Metallic features a special silvery-shimmering surface finish. The high-gloss premium inkjet coating with a unique metallic effect guarantees impressive printing results with bold colours, deep black and the perfect reproduction of colour and detail. The sophisticated silver metallic effect underscores the image and makes motifs with metallic elements, reflections, ice and glass, architecture and landscape shots, as well as black and white photographs with high-contrast tones shine. Photo Rag Metallic is acid and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance.

  • 340 gsm, 100% cotton
  • Natural white, without optical brighteners
  • Sophisticated surface texture
  • High-gloss premium inkjet coating for outstanding printing results with a unique, silvery-shimmering metallic effect
  • Acid and lignin-free
  • ISO9706 compliant / museum quality for a high age resistance
  • Compatible with pigment and dye inkjet systems
Construction - Fibre Based

Construction

Fibre Based

Substrate - 100% Cotton

Substrate

100% Cotton

Paper Weight - 340 gsm

Paper Weight

340 gsm

Surface Texture - Matte, Smooth

Surface Texture

Matte, Smooth

White Tone - Pearlescent

White Tone

Pearlescent

Optical Brighteners? - No

Optical Brighteners?

Specifications

Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.

We try very hard to keep these up to date and correct, but if a particular specification is really critical to you, then please double check the specification directly with the manufacturer. Some features may of course have caveats not fully described here.

To get more information about a particular specification, use the arrow to get a 'Specxplanation'.

  • Construction
    Fibre Based

    Papers are constructed in two main ways:

    Resin Coated papers are the modern approach. These use less fibre and replace the fibre with resin (a nice name for plastic). This means these papers are cheap, strong and robust, but tend to be less attractive to the touch and accept less ink. They tend to have a clinical appearance and it's hard to write on the back of them. They tend to be popular in the consumer and wedding/portrait markets.

    Fibre Based papers are traditional papers made without plastic, using only plant fibres. These tend to accept more ink and have a more attractive appearance, and these are the papers most of our customers favour.

  • Substrate
    100% Cotton

    What is the paper base made from?

    Possibilities include:

    • Wood Pulp - the most common and cheapest
    • Alpha Cellulose - the best part of wood pulp, separated. Generally tested as archival as cotton etc
    • Cotton - the most common fine art paper fibre
    • Bamboo - an ecologically friendly alternative to cotton
    • Mulberry & more - many other plant fibres can be used to make archival paper
  • Paper Weight
    340 gsm

    In 'gsm' - grams per square metre.

    Not, technically, the same as paper thickness, but obviously correlated. The heft of the paper. European art papers are traditionally generally around the 300gsm mark. Asian papers historically tended to be lighter, 100 to 200 gsm.

    Papers with a higher GSM tend to have more opacity, i.e. you see less through them.

  • Surface Texture
    Matte, Smooth

    What is the surface texture of the paper?

    We divide this into six groups. We go by the appearance of the actual paper and not what the manufacturer might label the box with!

    • Matte - smooth and texture
    • Gloss - semi, gloss, and high gloss
    • Double Sided - special case papers that are printable to full quality on both sides.
  • White Tone
    Pearlescent

    What is the white tone of the paper?

    • Cool White - a paper with a distinctly cool (blue) tone
    • Bright White - A paper that is brighter than non brightened papers, but not overly cool
    • White - a natural clean white tone for an art paper - most Photo Rag papers fall here
    • Warm - a distinctly warmer, creamier paper
    • Pearlescent - a distinct warm grey tone (generally found only with metallic papers)
  • Coating
    Microporous

    These days almost all papers are microporous coated - meaning they'll accept inks from both dye based and pigment printers well.

    In years past, some papers had a swellable coating - designed to give a greater life to prints with dye based inks but this approach has fallen out of favour.

  • Compatible Inks
    Pigment Inks (use photo black)
    Dye Based Inks

    What ink type (dye and/or pigments) can you use with the paper?

    Also, if using pigment inks and you have a choice, should you use the Matte Black or Photo Black ink?

  • Optical Brighteners?

    Does the paper contain chemicals in it to brighten its appearance?

    More on this here.

  • Full Specifications

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