- ConstructionFibre Based
- Made From100% Cotton
- Paper Weight410gsm
- Surface TextureCanvas
- White ToneWhite
- Optical Brighteners?
A heavyweight, finely woven matte canvas with a bright white point.
With a minimal tooth (i.e. only a low amount of canvas texture), and a crisp bright white surface, this is the punchiest of the matte canvas options that Hahnemühle offers.
Our personal favourite is Hahnemühle Monet, but if you're wanting something similar but with maximum punch, the optical brighteners in this canvas do give it a cleaner white and punchier colours. We'd use this for kid's room artworks, punchy abstracts and high contrast photography.
Being poly cotton it is exceptionally easy to handle and stretch, as well.
Of course this is named after Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, one of the fathers of Photography. Not really sure what it has to do with him other than that it's certainly a great canvas for photographic reproduction!
Cotton Polyester Blend
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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.
What is the paper base made from?
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.
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!
What is the white tone of the paper?
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.
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?
Does the paper contain chemicals in it to brighten its appearance?
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