I find this collaboration puzzling. Did Hahnemuhle buy out Harman's inkjet paper business, or are they just partnering on these limited products? Are these completely new papers, or just re-badges of existing papers?
Why puzzling? I think that this is not the last collaboration we're going to see.
There are to many similar (or same) products out there. It seems that every manufacturer of officehardware must have their own
brand of "FineArt papers". Instead of development, it's business in first hand.
How many of all the papers you, I, we have tested and used, stand up for our criteria for a excellent paper? Two, three?
And they are the result from the combination and development of printers, software, ink and paper.
What one can wish from the manufacturer of paper
to solve, is more of what problems occur for users on this forum;
Uneven quality, flaws, scratches, curling, bad packaging etc. And that demands a interested and experienced company.
So I welcome this sort of merging.....
Back to H&H;
What I know, Hahn makes the paperstock in a mill in France and Alfred Harman is coating. What I can see, it's not the same products
as from the main brands. The Baryta Gloss is not as white as Harmans own and the Warmtone is more pleasant (not pinkish).