I had an opportunity to see some new inkjet media – the result of a new partnership between Hahnemule and Harman Photo. Quoting from the press release:
“HARMAN technology and Hahnemühle FineArt are joining forces to create a best-in-class range of fine art inkjet media, due to be unveiled for the first time at the PMA ….The ‘HARMAN Professional Inkjet by Hahnemühle’ range will consist of six fine art papers plus a canvas, providing a range of gloss and matt finishes, various textures and tones. Two of the new papers are real fiber-based Baryta papers, providing unrivalled archival properties and a look and feel that emulates traditional Baryta darkroom papers.”
The sample prints I saw – black and white and color – had rich tones, good color saturation, fine detail, and superb finish. I particularly like the new Baryte papers. I’m looking forward to giving them a test run.