The new uncoated paper for book and brochure printing is designed for high-speed inkjet, analogue offset and other flexible digital printing systems.
‘It is the first paper made from sustainable hemp fibres grown in Europe for environmentally conscious print products. It captivates with the authenticity and haptics of a paper made from sustainable hemp fibres. Hahnemühle Hemp paper delivers outstanding results in text, photo and image printing for authors, agencies, print providers and publishers,’ said Heidemarie Hinger, Product and Business Development Manager at Hahnemühle.
The paper was developed exclusively for printing the book ‘H is for HEMP’, an innovative hemp encyclopedia by photographer and author Maren Krings. ‘With my worldwide photo documentation and research on hemp, I want to encourage people to leave their comfort zone and get involved in proactive problem solving of our socio-ecological crisis. Finding a hemp paper to print my book was part of my commitment to make my own work more sustainable and to use hemp wherever possible. Hahnemühle’s hemp paper exceeded my expectations, offering a beautiful tactile and sensory experience and giving the book a fresh and completely new look. At the same time, it closes the loop of protecting native forests and finding alternative raw materials for paper making,’ said Krings.
Like all paper grades, the new Hemp paper is produced with pure spring water, which Hahnemühle has used since its founding days at its sole production facility in a natural reserve. The water is fed into the nearby river after a largely closed paper machine cycle – free from chemical cleaning agents, biocides or preservatives. The energy used for manufacturing comes exclusively from 100% renewable sources.
The paper is ideal for high-speed inkjet, analogue offset and other flexible digital printing systems. Hahnemühle Hemp digital printing paper features an inimitable structure given by wool felts directly in the production process. It is acid-free and therefore highly resistant to ageing and is vegan. It is available in two grammages as cover and content paper in 280gsm and 80gsm respectively. Hahnemühle Hemp is offered in up to 127cm (50 inch) rolls. It is recommended, for example, for HP Indigo sheet-fed digital presses and HP PageWide web presses. The German paper manufacturer will present the paper at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair.