Hahnmemule paper

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by ken_thomas, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. I am trying to use the Hahnemule matt photorag 308g paper. How do
    you tell which side? Both sides appear the same colour. My wife and
    I have carefully inspected both sides with a magnifying glass but
    could not see any difference. Then again, what are we looking for?
    I have taken the paper out of the box to undo the plastic wrapper (I
    may or may not, have turned the paper over:( ).
    Perhaps they are double sided? Wouldn't it be luvverley...
  2. stb


    Slightly wet your thumb and index and take the sheet of paper between them. The sticky
    side is the good one.
  3. They do make a double-sided version, 196 Duo, which is good - & in effect 1/2-priced -
    for making work-prints. But the 308 is one-sided.
  4. 308g is pretty thick paper. You should be able to run your finger on the edge of the
    paper and feel if the paper is right side up. The side that catches your finger slightly
    should be the bottom.
  5. You guys should listen to Stephane, he got it right.
  6. Slightly differen subject but an Epson rep (Australia) said that this paper
    would cause clogging (fibres) in Epson printers. He was not pushing only
    Epson paper and had another brand (forgotten which) that he claimed was
    non clogging.

    Anyone experienced clogging with Hahnemule paper?
  7. Keith Laban Photography
    Ken, I have no trouble distinguishing the correct side for printing though I have to admit it's difficult to explain how, other than to say that one side simply looks coated. If in doubt the damp finger and thumb test does work.
  8. jem


    I've used thousands of sheets of HM in my 2100 without any trouble. The Epson Australia reps are nice enough people but really know very little indeed about their products...especially when used with non-Epson materials.

    (I sell HM paper but I'm also a happy user of it!)
  9. A trick with Photo Rag is to brush it before printing. This knocks off loose particles that otherwise would fall off later.

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