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Celebrating Hahnemühle week

by Ellie Jakeman May 25, 2023

Celebrating Hahnemühle week

Hahnemühle is a well-known and respected German company that specialises in producing high-quality fine art papers. The company was founded in 1584 and has a long history of paper making expertise.

Hahnemühle offers a wide range of fine art papers for various artistic mediums, including watercolour, printmaking, drawing, digital printing, and more. They are known for their commitment to craftsmanship, using traditional methods combined with modern technologies to create papers of exceptional quality.

One of the highlights of Hahnemühle's paper range is their watercolour papers. These papers are specifically designed to meet the needs of watercolour artists, offering excellent absorbency, colour vibrancy, and durability. Hahnemühle's watercolour papers come in different textures, weights, and finishes to cater to different artistic styles and preferences.

In addition to watercolour papers, Hahnemühle also produces papers for other artistic mediums. Their printmaking papers are highly regarded by printmakers for their excellent ink absorption and print quality. They also offer drawing papers that provide a smooth surface for detailed drawings, as well as digital printing papers that deliver exceptional colour reproduction and sharpness.

Hahnemühle's commitment to quality extends beyond their paper products. They prioritise sustainability and environmental responsibility in their manufacturing processes. Many of their papers are made from natural fibres sourced from sustainable forests, and they use environmentally friendly production methods to minimise their ecological footprint.

Overall, Hahnemühle is a trusted brand among artists and has established a reputation for producing some of the finest papers available. Their commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and sustainability makes their papers a popular choice for artists worldwide.

Why use Hahnemuhle watercolour paper?

When it comes to watercolour painting, the right paper can make all the difference. That's why we at Artiscount are proud to offer Hahnemühle watercolour paper as one of our top recommended products for artists of all levels.

Hahnemühle watercolour paper is renowned for its exceptional quality and durability. Made from pure alpha cellulose and featuring a unique surface texture, this paper is specifically designed to bring out the best in watercolour paints.

One of the biggest benefits of using Hahnemühle watercolour paper is its ability to absorb water and pigment without buckling or warping. This means that artists can apply multiple layers of paint without worrying about the paper losing its shape or integrity.

Another advantage of Hahnemühle watercolour paper is its colour stability. Unlike lower quality papers, this paper is designed to resist fading and yellowing over time. This ensures that your artwork will retain its vibrancy and beauty for years to come.

In addition to its superior performance, Hahnemühle watercolour paper is also eco-friendly. It is acid-free and pH neutral, which means that it won't degrade over time or harm the environment. Plus, it is made using sustainable practices and materials, so you can feel good about using it in your art.

Whether you're a professional artist or just starting out, Hahnemühle watercolour paper is an excellent choice for your painting needs. Its quality, durability, and eco-friendliness make it a top choice for artists around the world. So why not try it out for yourself and see the difference it can make in your artwork?

Easy links to all our amazing Hahnemühle products and extended product information.


Natural white diaries, sketch books, blocks, pads and papers.

Bamboo, sisal and hemp paper and pads

Toned hard backed sketch pads

Perfect for holidays and working on some little gems!


Velour paper especially for working with pastels and oil pastels

Hahnemühle Sumi-e Pad 

Hahnemühle FineArt has designed this special paper for Japanese Sumi-e painting. This very absorbent paper is ideal for "freestyle" brush painting. "Sumi" means "black ink" and "e" means both path and "painting".


Ellie Jakeman
Ellie Jakeman

I have had a strong interest in the visual and creative arts since a very early age. After completing an Art and Design Degree and Post graduate studies I have taught Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Textile design , Fine Art print and Illustration for over 20 years. Before teaching I was a freelance artist and illustrator and decided 4 years ago I would return to freelance and commissioned work. I have created many domestic and commercial murals for hospitals and hospices. I work part time for ARTdiscount as a content creator and product tester.

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