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Create Museum-Quality Prints with Hahnemühle’s New Canvas [Tech Tuesday]

July 12, 2016

By RF Staff

Looking for a new medium for your client's images? Or perhaps the images hanging on your studio walls are due for a refresh? Hahnemühle's new Art Canvas Smooth may be just what you need! Don't let the funky Einstein on the marketing materials fool you—if it's good enough for fine-art reproductions, you know it's going to work well with your wedding and portrait images.


The just-announced creamy white Art Canvas Smooth is ideal for a wide variety of images and is capable of reproducing rich blacks, clean highlights and vivid colors, whether you're using a a dye- or pigment-based printer. Acid-free, the canvas is also produced without optical brighteners and meets the extended longevity standards of ISO9706—which, in non-technical speak, is the standards used by museums and galleries.

Although nicely weighted at 370gsm, Hahnemühle's Art Canvas Smooth is soft and pliable, making it an excellent option for Gallerie Wrap systems. Now, if stretching and framing a canvas print sounds intimidating to you, it shouldn't. Take it from someone who's not necessarily handy when it comes to construction: it's really pretty easy to make a lovely Gallerie Wrap, and Hahnemühle provides everything a first timer would need.

Hahnemühle's latest canvas will be available in early August in three sizes of 39-foot long rolls. Widths include 24, 44 and 60 inches, and MSRP pricing is $135.70, $246.35 and $332.30, respectively, but will likely be less expensive at retailers.

As always, ICC profiles are available by visiting the FineArt ICC profile page, which also provides instructions on how to install the profiles.

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