Hybrid hemp paper book at the London Book Fair

A hybrid hemp paper suitable for book publishing and HP Indigo printing was first featured in a published book at the London Book Fair which took place April 5-7, 2022.

German papermaker Hahnemühle last year launched “treeless” hybrid printing paper, made from hemp fiber and claimed by the company as a world first.

The article is a passion project and lifelong commitment of photographer and climate impact storyteller Maren Krings.

Her book H is for hemp, about industrial hemp, its history and uses led her to Hahnemühle, and the company’s hemp paper development and production are exclusively featured in the book, alongside photographs which document Krings’ adventures over five years of travel. worldwide.

“Hemp is a back-to-nature compass, showing us what a world would look like if it weren’t based on money, but based on nature again,” Krings said.

Jan Wölfle, CEO of the Hahnemühle Group, added: “This is the first paper made from sustainable hemp fibers grown in Europe for environmentally friendly printed products. It impresses with the authenticity and feel of paper made from sustainable hemp fibres. Hahnemühle hemp paper delivers exceptional results in printing text, photos and images for authors, agencies, print providers and publishers.

H is for Hemp was produced by Elanders Germany. The pages were printed on 80 gsm hybrid hemp in rolls on an HP PageWide T250HD press while the covers were printed on 280 gsm hybrid hemp sheets on an HP Indigo press.

Hahnemühle supports the 100% tree-free book with its own environmental initiative, Green Rooster, which it says is unique in the paper industry.

(Courtesy of PrintWeek.com)

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