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Hahnemühle Photo Rag Book and Album 220gsm

A paper made specifically for creating books or albums - has a determined grain for a smooth turning of pages.

A4 25 Sheet Box (sku: PHPRBA_10 641 694) $47.00
A3+ 25 Sheet Box (sku: PHPRBA_10 641 692) $120.00
A2 25 Sheet Box (sku: PHPRBA_10 641 691) $184.00
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Book and Album 220gsm Master Image
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Description

This is the perfect photo-essay or mini-book project paper.

When you're making fine art papers in to a bound book, for good results you need a guaranteed grain direction.  You don't get this with all the regular inkjet papers, so this is the one to choose for your next book project!

Print your images and then take them to your book binder, have them add covers (we've seen some beautiful embossed leathers, and well as contemporary options like perspex and laser etched wood covers!) - and you'll have a gorgeous & unique fine art book before you know it!

When binding, grain direction needs to run parallel to the spine of the produced book or album in order to enable a smooth turning over of pages.

Grain short means the fibres run along the direction of the short end of the paper, and long along the long (say that 5 times quickly!).  You want to fold/bind parallel to the grain of the paper.

These are the specified grain directions:

  • A4 - short grain
  • A3+ - short grain
  • A2 - long grain
Construction - Fibre Based

Construction

Fibre Based

Substrate - 100% Cotton

Substrate

100% Cotton

Paper Weight - 220 gsm

Paper Weight

220 gsm

Surface Texture - Matte, Smooth

Surface Texture

Matte, Smooth

White Tone - White

White Tone

White

Optical Brighteners? - Yes

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
    220 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
    White

    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 matte 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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  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight276gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
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