Media & Print Specs

Pigment printing is a method of archival fine art printing using an inkjet printer and archival pigment inks. Commonly referred to as Giclee printing. The level of detail & colour surpasses any other form of digital printing. The limited print editions refer to the total number of prints that will ever be done of that one image. For example an edition of 150 prints may come in three different sizes but there will only ever be 150 of that particular image every printed.

We use the finest papers and cotton rags for our limited edition prints. Each print is available in the paper/cotton rag best suited to that print, but we have allowed as much flexibility as possible to give you the choice that suits best. We believe the natural white (rather than bright white) complements the images and suits most decors and framing. We have given you the option of the 
Epson Fine Art Cotton Rag Hot Press Natural, when suitable, to illustrate the finest detail, as this is showcased with the smooth finish.
The rag & paper are very similar in appearance.
The rag (Cold Press) has 100% cotton fibre base, it feels and looks like paper. It is slightly creamier and has a more uniform texture.
The German Etching has a more organic looking texture and the colour is a natural white.
We offer the Hot Press for prints that benefit from a smooth finish to showcase the finest detail. We originally had just the Hot Press & the German Etching, but there was a need for the paper colour to match between the textured stock and smooth stock so we added the Cold Press.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper

German Etching
  • 100% α-Cellulose 
  • 310g/m²
  • Clearly defined felt structure
  • Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
  • Acid- and lignin-free
  • ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance
  • Textured matt finish
  • Natural white

Hahnemühle German Etching is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, complete with an inkjet coating designed especially for fine art reproductions. The white art paper made from 100% alpha cellulose is characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure. The unique surface texture adds a very special touch to images, showcasing them in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth. The premium matt inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep black and optimum contrasts. German Etching is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. This heavyweight paper is one of the most popular papersfor art reproductions thanks to its characteristic tactile feel and surface texture

Epson Fine Art Cotton Rag 
Hot Press Natural

  • 100% Cotton Rag Base
  • 330g/m²
  • Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
  • pH Buffered
  • Acid- and lignin-free
  • Smooth matt finish
  • Slightly creamier than the German Etching
This premium media has been designed for museum quality fine art work. It is manufactured from 100% cotton that is acid, lignin and chlorine free with ph buffering for superb durability and print stability. Produced in cylinder-mould for an ultra-smooth finish. It has a natural white surface that does not contain any optical brightners and delivers beautiful tonal transitions with a wide colour gamut. It is particularly suited to fine art. For enhanced versatility the finish and coating has been applied to both sides.

Epson Fine Art Cotton Rag 
Cold Press Natural
  • 100% Cotton Rag Base
  • 340g/m²
  • Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
  • pH Buffered
  • Acid- and lignin-free
  • Textured matt finish
  • Slightly creamier than the German Etching
This premium media has been designed for museum quality fine art work. It is manufactured from 100% cotton that is acid, lignin and chlorine free with ph buffering for superb durability and print stability. Produced in a cold-press method for a soft finish. It has a natural white surface that does not contain any optical brightners and delivers beautiful tonal transitions. It is particularly suited to fine art. For enhanced versatility the finish and coating has been applied to both sides.