MK HD loose ink? stain hands and even the back of other prints


is this normal, i print some black background images on Hahnemühle PhotoRag Satin, the ink comes off at the most light touch.

Should i go back to OEM? its my first batch of inks.


PhotoRag Satin is considered by Hahnemuhle to be a photo glossy fine art paper and it requires Photo Black ink.

The Ultra HD is a Matte Black ink and not designed for glossy papers. Save it for your matte papers!

kind regards,



yes, i know that is a photo Glossy, but its the only one on hahnemuhle list that use MK ink, even the hahnemuhle page Profile is listed MK, that the special thing about this paper

maybe its just the combination? i have several print on OEM MK with this paper, and the gloss differential in this paper goes crazy, on cone inks.


We don’t make a profile for this because it doesn’t look good w/ MK nor PK.

Ultra MK is very matte and the darkest MK ink in the world. The one single paper that was a trade-off was the Satin paper.