December 7, 2009

Sick of recession, let’s try this…

Filed under Announcements | by Tyler Boley @ 4:49 pm

JUST $25.00 EACH, two new unique papers, color and B&W, no quality compromise. Hahnemühle developed two new matte art papers to address the environmental concerns with traditional paper manufacture, Bamboo and Sugar Cane. To spread the word, see it for yourself, save some money, and make some art for the next two months, 17″ x 22″ prints will be just $25.00. The normal high quality ink/RIP setups will be used, Ultrachrome color and sepia, and Cone Piezotone Black and White will all be available. The only way this will work is with very specific guidelines, see below. Obviously standard high quality color, carefully set up with the RIP and profiling here, is offered. The densities and gamut of these two papers is high and up to the performance of all the Hahnemühle line. In addition to color, four Cone ink B&W setups are offered: Piezotone warm, Piezotone selenium, Piezotone warm highlights to selenium shadows gradual split tone, and a special rich sepia ink setup using the Ultrachromes in a unique way made possible by with the RIP, which looks great on the warmer Bamboo.Bamboo 290 is made from 90% bamboo and 10% cotton. Bamboo is a harvested, renewable product. The paper has a smooth surface like Photo Rag, and is a warm off white similar to German Etching.
Sugar Cane is made from 75% sugar cane bagasse fiber and 25% recycled cotton. It has a slight texture not unlike German Etching, with a hint of woven pattern. It is an unbrightened white, a base hue very similar to William Turner, a favorite. Both papers are in compliance with DIN 6738, ISO 9706, ANSI Z 39.48-1992. More detailed information about these papers is below.
Ultrachrome color and the three Piezotone setups are available on both papers, the Ultrachrome Sepia ink setup uniquely for the Bamboo. To aid selection, examples of all these setups on both papers are here to see.

SALE CONDITIONS- Image size must be 15.9″ x 20.9″ or smaller, your image will be centered on the 17″ x 22″ sheet, no custom placement, no custom trimming. Color images must be tagged with the color working space, black and white files must be grayscale and also tagged, a 20% dot gain space, the prepress standard. All files must be tiffs, ready to print. THERE WILL BE NO PROOFS! This contributes to this pricing. We get an extremely good monitor to paper match. If your file was prepped with a calibrated monitor, you will get what you expect. If there is any question, we will look at it together on the monitor here first. If you are unhappy with the print, you can take it home and work the file more using it as a guide, or we can make a quick move here on the monitor together, but you bought it. The next print will be $15.00, the total of the two together still less than a normal print plus proof here. Multiple additional prints from the SAME FILE will be $15.00. There will be no rush jobs at these prices, turn around will be 5 business days, longer for large orders, plan ahead to take advantage of this. Packaging and shipping costs will be additional for out of town orders, local orders will be for pick up. Payment is by check or credit card via PayPal only. ANY DEVIATION FROM THE ABOVE CONDITIONS WILL REVERT THE JOB TO NORMAL PRICING.
Let’s see the year out by helping each other, conscious of the changing times, economy, and environment, looking forward to next year and progress. Please call for an appointment to bring in your files and look at examples. Paper information supplied by Hahnemühle follows.

Sugar Cane: Sugar Cane paper from Hahnemühle clearly is a sustainable
product. It is made from 75% sugar cane fiber and 25% from recycling surplus
cotton paper. This clearly is a good use of bagasse. Bagasse is often
burned to generate power which is carbon neutral since the amount of carbon
released when burning is equal to the amount of carbon absorbed when
growing. The production of paper from bagasse results in a carbon positive
process. The bioprocess used to transform bagasse in pulp is also very
efficient and utilizes 50% of the energy used to create paper pulp as
comparison. Since the sugar cane crop is already produce to create sugar,
there is clearly no deforestation or other harm done or resources used
in-order to plant and grow a crop for paper production. The bonus is the
quality of the paper. It has a nice texture, OBA free, 95 white, D-Max of
1.6 and a color gamut of 123% of GRACoL.

Bamboo 290: Bamboo 290 paper from Hahnemühle is a paper which is 90% bamboo
and 10% cotton.. It is a warm white with a brightness of 83 and is OBA free.
Bamboo requires no fertilizers, insecticides, or irrigation. Bamboo is fast
growing with a three to five year harvesting period, renewable, and
biodegradable. This crop sequesters carbon more efficiently than slower
growing plants. Compared to a similar strand of trees, Bamboo absorbs 45%
more carbon dioxide from the air. Bamboo can even improve soil quality in
places where erosion and degradation of the natural mineral has occurred. It
need very little water to grow, which means it can thrive in a variety of
climates without depleting water supplies. There are a few concerns with
bamboo.

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