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Hahnemühle Museum Etching

8th January 2009 | Papers

Hahnemühle Museum Etching is one paper that elicits an immediate and positive response and is also one of my personal favourites. This 100% cotton, 350gsm, 0.6mm thick paper is almost like cardboard. It’s the natural warmth and distinctive “copperplate” surface texture that sets this apart. It is definitely one where you’ll want the paper itself to feature prominently in its presentation with generous borders and/or float mounting.

The paper base measures CIE L*a*b* values of 96.4, 0.1, 2.0, namely a natural white. The gamut with Ultrachrome HDR inks is large and the paper suits dark, rich tones well. It’s equally at home with B&W and colour images. While it can be used very successfully for photorealistic images, I feel that it is at its best for moody or graphic subjects.

Here’s just some images from the past that have worked beautifully with Museum Etching:


Hume Church Series - Lorna Sim

Hume Church series - Lorna Sim


Moonrise - Ed Whalan

Moonrise - Ed Whalan


Shadows 1 - Stephen Best

Shadows 1 - Stephen Best


This is very much a premium paper. I currently have plenty of Museum Etching in 13″x19″ and 17″x22″ sheets in stock and can cut to smaller sizes if required.

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