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Hahnemühle Sugar Cane

26th July 2009 | Papers

This is another in a continuing series of posts describing just some of the papers offered by Macquarie Editions. Enormous strides are continually being made in the production of new papers from different sources, production techniques and coatings, of which the latest below is a prime example.

Hahnemühle Sugar Cane is a 300gsm paper made from 75% bagasse (a by-product of raw sugar production) and 25% cotton. Along with Hahnemühle Bamboo it represents an attempt to produce papers from environmentally friendly and renewable resources. Even the cotton content of Sugar Cane is sourced from recycling internal waste.

Sugar Cane is a natural white paper, with CIE L*a*b* coordinates of 94.9, 0.6, 2.5 which makes it less bright than typical papers but with a satisfying natural colour (less warm than Bamboo). It has a directional texture which gives it a unique look. Sugar Cane takes ink beautifully with deep blacks and a large gamut (with Ultrachrome HDR inks), a product of state-of-the-art coating.

Click here to download the datasheet.