70% of this unique, eco friendly paper is made from resource saving agave sisal fibres, cotton makes up the remaining 30%. Its delicately defined texture gives the subject a captivating sense of depth and impresses with a pleasant, soft feel. The premium matt coating guarantees outstanding reproduction of colour, sharp detail, deep blacks and optimum contrast. Agave is acid free, lignin free and free from OBAs.
Agave is ideally suited for all traditional fine art mediums as well as digital artwork requiring paper texture.
Ingredients: 70% Agave Sisal, 30% Cotton
Agave is a plant that grows in some of the driest areas of the world, the plant needs approximately 4 years to grow before it is ready to harvest and from there, the leaves can be harvested several times a year for up to 15 years. Agave is a resource saving plant and needs very little water and no fertilizers or pesticides at all. During the growing phase, other plants and crops like corn or beans are cultivated between the agaves, which counteracts monocultures and improves the soil quality due to humification of harvest residues.
Away from paper, agave fibres are traditionally used in the production of ropes, yarns, carpets as well as geotextiles and mattresses. New applications are being researched, both the building and the car industry are working on using this sustainable material. For example, it can be used for insulating materials and fibreboards. Agave can be used as a fibre composite material, as it is lighter than glass fibre.
Agave augments the Natural Line with a FineArt inkjet paper that is produced using agave fibres. The base material stands out with its bright white natural tone and does not contain optical brighteners. The rough, yet delicately defined surface texture gives the subject a captivating sense of depth and impresses with a pleasant, soft feel. The matt premium inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep black and optimum contrasts. Hahnemühle Agave is acid and lignin free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. The combination of unique raw fibre materials, white natural tone, balanced surface texture and the customary high print quality makes it an exclusive, versatile FineArt inkjet paper.
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