Hahnemuhle photo rag and fine art pearl differences

If you were wondering what really is the difference in finish on fine art papers, then you have come to the right place.

Here we are going to take a look at the difference between the Hahnemühle Photo Rag and the Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl after we were asked this by a customer who wanted to know.

To help her, we took a couple of pictures as shown right, one to show the difference in finish and the reflective qualities of a Pearl (Satin) finish and one to show the colour against a basic sheet of white office paper.

Apologies the pictures aren't super and have been taken under the spot lights in our office, but they should give you a really good idea of how the different papers perform and look. 

As you can see from the first picture, the reflective qualities of the Fine Art Pearl have made it so that you cannot actually read the text printed on the sample.

I'm going to take a quick look at the features of each paper now.

Hahnemuhle photo rag and fine art pearl differencesHahnemühle Photo Rag 308

  • Weight: 308gsm
  • Thickness: 0.48mm
  • 100% Cotton
  • Whiteness: CIE 92.5 (white)
  • Acid Free
  • Instant dry
  • Very High Water Resistance
  • OBA content: Very Low

Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl

  • Weight: 285gsm
  • Thickness: 0.40mm
  • 100% Alpha Cellulose
  • Whiteness: CIE 105 (bright white)
  • Acid Free
  • Instant dry
  • Very High Water Resistance
  • OBA content: Moderate

If you need advice when selecting your media, remember we are always here to help. Feel free to email us.

For Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 see HERE.

For Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl 285 see HERE.