400+ years in the paper-making industry. Do I need to say more? Obviously not the only reason I choose Hahnemuhle. These papers have such a beautiful felt-like texture and soft feel. For me, the epitome of artist paper. And with such a broad range, it is hard to choose.
But I have landed on two selections; Photo Rag® 308 gsm & FineArt Baryta Satin 300 gsm. Each of these is paired depending upon the effect I am looking for with the image itself. Baryta gives a deep tonal range, rich blacks and great sharpness for black-and-white photography, whereas the Photo Rag lends a beautiful soft classic glow to imagery best suited to this extra-dimension. Of course, it goes without mentioning, but I will anyway; acid-free and lignin-free for age resistance, specially designed for FineArt applications.