Review on Cold Presssed versus Rough Hahnemühle Post Cards

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  • I am thrilled to have the cold pressed option in the Hahnemühle Post Cards!  A big fan, I send them as thank you’s to clients (I sometimes sketch their projects) and to cheer my mom!  I have gotten used to and enjoy the rough texture, but will probably buy more of the cold pressed in the long run than the textural, just because of the fountain pen line work gliding effortlessly onto the smoother cold pressed surface.

    Here I used an underlayer of Fineline Masking Fluid, and the paper worked well with the masking fluid, staying strong.  Look at how deep the Primatek mix appears!  The Da Vinci paints show well on this paper.

    This is a real test of the post cards, as the ink from the scratchiest fountain pen glides on the smoother surface! The paper also takes many layers, as I dropped and plopped color everywhere, and even removed a wayward run…

    Details: 4″ x 6″ (10.5cm x 14.8cm), 230gsm, acid free, archival, white watercolor paper with rounded corners.  Now available in rough or cold pressed texture.  They come 30 to a tin, and the tins are fabulous!  I wish I had all of the tins — I think there are a dozen so far!

    At this time you can purchase them at Wet Paint Art;
    At Hyatt’s;
    and Artmart in St. Louis but they don’t have it listed on their website yet (ARTMART, INC, 2355 S HANLEY ROAD, ST. LOUIS, MO 63144).

    To see my original posted reviews:

    Rough versus Cold Pressed:

    Rough versus Cold Pressed:


    I really love the new cold pressed cards as well.  I’m not sure which I’ll end up using the most of.  I do like the way my Sarasa fineliners work on the rough.

    I like them both — but for my pens, the cold pressed.

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