The traditional Hahnemühle paper mill has developed the worldwide first Fine Art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. The natural white paper with a warm tone combines spiritual photography with environmental considerations. Bamboo 290 consists of fibres from highly renewable bamboo grass. Hahnemühle will donate a portion of the revenues to supporting environmental projects. The 23rd paper from the international award-winning Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection renders the sensual connection between art and paper palpable and visible.
The oldest German art paper mill has succeeded in developing a premium, soft Fine Art paper from ultra-pure bamboo fibres and pure spring water. This paper opens up a whole new artistic and spiritual dimension in Fine Art printing.
In addition to its classy feel and elegant appearance Bamboo 290 possesses the image quality associated with Hahnemühle, achieved through its wide colour gamut, extreme colour density and sharpness as well as good contrast. The paper’s natural basic tone makes it ideal for fine art prints with a warm hue.
And as a first, on the occasion of the launch of the new paper Hahnemühle will support several environmental projects. Customers will in future be able to co-decide via Internet which project shall receive a contribution.
Hahnemühle has been able to bring the famous photographer Justin Guariglia, who has achieved critical acclaim for his work in China, on board for the start of the bamboo campaign. His internationally sought-after spiritual images from the Shaolin Temple in China will be depicted on the product’s green packaging.
Guariglia said of the new paper: “When the Aperture Foundation approached me to create an international travelling exhibition of our book Shaolin: Temple of Zen, I turned to Hahnemuehle for a paper that would reflect the spirit of the project. The Bamboo 290 paper was my immediate first choice. Its beautiful warmth and texture imbues every print with an unsurpassed feeling of intimacy and energy. These qualities allow us to accurately share the sacred and sublime spirit of this fifteen-hundred year old Chinese Zen temple with audiences around the world."