TIPA World Award 2020: Hahnemühle Natural Line is Best Inkjet Photo Paper
Thursday 16. April 2020 - Hahnemühle is delighted that this year not only one FineArt inkjet paper grade from its company has won a TIPA World Award, but three! With the Hahnemühle Natural Line and the papers Hahnemühle Bamboo, Hahnemühle Hemp and Hahnemühle Agave, the inventor of the Digitial FineArt inkjet papers has once again succeeded in convincing the Technical Press Imaging Association - TIPA for short.
All three papers of the Hahnemühle Natural Line were awarded the TIPA World Award 2020 in the category “Best Inkjet Photo Paper”. The editors and publishers of 30 magazines in the photo and imaging industry from all over the world are delighted with the papers from the Hahnemühle Natural Line:
“The Hahnemühle Natural Line impresses both with its sustainable production and its unique surface structures. The pulp in these papers is obtained from raw materials that require only minimal care and do not contain any pesticides. Each 290 g/m² paper has a unique look and feel. Bamboo is a warm-toned paper with a slightly textured surface; Hemp is a bright white matt paper with a slightly textured surface; and Agave has a more textured surface with a bright white base”.
Hahnemühle Natural Line – Bamboo
90% bamboo fibres, 10% cotton
natural white, warm clay
slightly structured surface
matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
Hahnemühle Natural Line – Hemp
60% hemp fibres, 40% cotton
slightly structured surface
matt premium inkjet coating for excellent colour reproduction
Hahnemühle Natural Line – Agave
70% sisal fibres, 30% cotton
rough, gently structured surface
matt premium inkjet coating for best colour and detail reproduction
The Hahnemühle Natural Line occupies a special place within the Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection. It comprises unique FineArt inkjet papers made from exceptional, sustainable raw materials: bamboo, hemp and agave (sisal). The plants from which the required cellulose is obtained are fast-growing, require no pesticides and little water during cultivation. They help to conserve valuable resources and thus protect the environment.
Hahnemühle uses part of the proceeds from the Natural Line to support environmental projects at regional, national and international level as part of its Green Rooster Initiative.
All three paper grades also do not contain optical brighteners, are acid and lignin free and, just like all the other papers in the Digital FineArt Collection, are vegan. Read more about our sustainable and now TIPA award-winning FineArt inkjet papers from the Hahnemühle Natural Line on our blog.
Clean water, natural fibres, first-class know-how in paper manufacturing and the commitment to the production site in Germany have been the foundation of Hahnemühle’s success for more than 435 years. Treating the environment with respect and assuming social responsibility – without this uncompromising commitment, Hahnemühle’s high-quality papers would be unthinkable. Hahnemühle is proud of what has been achieved so far and is continuously working to continue its pursuit of sustainability and to use resources carefully. Sustainability plays an important role at its production site because Hahnemühle is located on the edge of a nature reserve. Accordingly, environmentally compatible paper production is a high priority. A careful and responsible use of valuable resources such as water, fibres and energy is a matter of course.
Hahnemühle Natural Line papers are therefore the result of Hahnemühle’s willingness to innovate, its commitment to sustainability and its sense of responsibility.
The three sustainable premium inkjet papers celebrated their worldwide premiere in autumn 2019 at the Photo Plus Expo in New York. The world premiere was to make its debut in Germany this year at photokina 2020 and demonstrate that perfect FineArt printing can be taken to a new level with sustainable papers. Unfortunately, this is being postponed somewhat. The outstanding artist papers from the Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection are and will remain unique in the market.