ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss TIPA 2016 Best Inkjet Photo Paper

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ILFORD has been awarded the prestigious Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA) Award for GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss in the Best Inkjet Photo Paper category. This is the fifth time a product from the GALERIE Prestige range has been honoured with a TIP A Award, as GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk, GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl and Gloss and GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk have all won the distinguished accolade.

The TIPA panel comprises of editors from 30 leading photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents. The panel meets on an annual basis to review the latest imaging products in the market and then evaluate them using a number of factors including product design and innovation.

“We are honoured to be awarded the prestigious TIPA Award for GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss” said Arnoud Mekenkamp, joint Managing Director of ILFORD Imaging Europe. “We are consistently striving to add new and innovative products into the range and we are delighted that the TIP A panel have recognised our efforts. We are particularly proud of GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss as it produces superb black and white images which are reminiscent of traditional black and white darkroom prints.” Mekenkamp continues, “TIPA is an internationally recognised award and we are delighted that the GALERIE Prestige range has been honoured with a fifth TIP A accolade. Our mission is to offer photographers the best quality photographic products in the market and the TIPA panel have confirmed that GALERIE is still at the forefront of product innovation in the inkjet photo paper category.”

Galerie_Prestige_Gold_Fibre_GlossThe citation from the TIP A judging panel is as follows: ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss 310gsm Made expressly to match the look and feel of traditional fibre-based darkroom paper, ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss offers an ideal surface and look for black and white images as well as reproducing a wide gamut for colour images. The paper range is available in both roll and cut sheet, is made with 100% cotton rag and no optical brighteners, yet has a crisp white and deep black response. The 310gsm weight means a durable surface that is perfect for framing and presentation portfolio prints. The “Baryta-like” surface is akin to a subtle gloss look, and while the paper can be used in dye and pigment printers, the latter will certainly deliver both the best quality and longevity the paper can offer.

For further information about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss including free ICC profiles, please visit www.ilford.com.

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Print Conservation for the Rest of Us

Image Conservation for Inkjet PrintsWhen some of us hear the words “print conservation” we immediately think of temperature and humidity controlled rooms nestled deep in the belly of a library or archive. But paying attention to some basic details of storing and displaying inkjet prints can greatly enhance the archival longevity of your own images. There’s a great resource available from the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Simple practices like wearing gloves, using support materials to handle the prints, and paying attention to temperature and humidity can enhance the longevity and integrity of the print. The Image Permanence Institute provides and online publication called IPI Guide to Preservation of Digitally-Printed Photographs. Read it online or download it for later review.

Learn more about high quality photographic inkjet media visit ILFORD.com. Download paper profiles for the ILFORD range to enjoy the optimum tonal range and color gamut from your inkjet printer. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us what ILFORD GALERIE range you use for your inkjet printing.

ILFORD Master Seth Resnick on the Photographic Print

ILFORD Master Seth Resnick‘s latest body of work is now on exhibit at the annual Art Basel in Miami, Florida.  Art Basel stages the world’s premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts. A new exhibit of recent work by Seth Resnick called “160,000 Miles of Color” will opened at Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, Florida on December 17, 2013 and continues through January 19, 2014. All prints in this exhibition were printed on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth specifically for this new exhibit.

Here’s what ILFORD Master Seth Resnick has to say about printing photographic images.

Seth has made his mark in the world of contemporary photography with a prolific career spanning education, fine art, editorial, stock and commercial work, as well his entrepreneurial contributions in training thousands of photographers in digital workflow methods through the D-65 process.  Chosen by Photo District News as one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade, Seth is greatly in demand for his beautiful graphic images.  Published in many of the world’s most prestigious magazines, his credits include over 2500 publications worldwide and his clients constitute a virtual “Who’s Who” list of Corporate America.

His latest body of work on exhibit now at Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, Florida is called “160,000 Miles of Color.” It captures the haunting and beautiful landscapes of places that stretch our imagination beyond the everyday images we are bomdarded with in our digital world. The exhibit is up through January 19, 2014. Be sure to see it if you are in the Miami area.

Learn more about Seth Resnick at www.SethResnick.com. Find out how you can join Seth and partner John Paul Caponigro for expeditions and workshops through Digital Photo Destinations, an organization that combines exotic world travel with photographic education.”My visual philosophy is to produce images nobody else envisions,” says Seth.  “Ideally, someone standing next to me won’t see what I see.  I try to bring back those unseen images from my own mind’s eye.  I am stimulated by color, design, light, texture, spontaneity and gesture.”

ILFORD Master Seth Resnick uses ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth. Find out more about this fine art photographic paper at blog.ILFORD.com and www.ILFORD.com.

MOTHER by ILFORD Master Elinor Carucci

MOTHER_carucci.jpgILFORD Master Elinor Carucci has just published her book “MOTHER.” The book is an overview of her nearly decade long project photographing life as a mother. Discovering the highs and lows of motherhood, Elinor documents the emotions that come with giving birth to and raising twins. Elinor’s ability to capture small moments of real life is striking and challenging. Her work brings one into the moment of a photograph often evoking strong emotion, and not infrequently the sensation of sound, touch, and smell. This is a book of photographs that will inspire you. “MOTHER” is published by Prestel Publishing and is available at Amazon.com.

There are several events planned to celebrate the launch of “Mother.” The first is planned for October 12, 2013 at The Photographer’s Gallery in London. Elinor will give an artist’s talk at 4:00pm as her gallery show featuring some of the photographs from the book opens within an eight person show called Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity.

On October 18, 2013 at 6:00pm ICP, International Center of Photography, in New York will host a book signing event. To learn more about this event CLICK HERE.

SVA, School of the Visual Arts, in New York where Elinor is a faculty member will host a book signing and conversation featuring Elinor Carucci and Susan Bright on October 28, 2013 at 7:00pm. To learn more about this event CLICK HERE.

More event will follow including an exhibit at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in March 2014. “Mother” joins Elinor’s previous book “Closer” published in 2002.

Elinor Carucci uses ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk for her fine art prints. Learn more about her photographic vision in the video below. Congratulations ILFORD Master Elinor Carucci on the publication of your new book “MOTHER.”

Myer Bornstein and ILFORD GALERIE Prestige

MBornsteinWe recently became acquainted with Myer Bornstein of Photo Bee 1 blog when he reviewed ILFORD GALERIE Prestige papers recently. Myer has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about nature and natural history that includes book and equipment reviews.

Myer was kind enough to give us an interview to help us learn more about this photographer and nature enthusiast.

PrestigeSmoothPearlILFORD blog: Tell us how you feel about photographs printed on paper vs. viewing images by electronic means like computer monitors and tablets.

Myer Bornstein:   I like to have photographic prints because they can be displayed on walls to help decorate a room or displayed in a gallery.  I also like utilizing prints for teaching purposes. As a volunteer at a local Audubon sanctuary, Allens Pond in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, I use prints to illustrate wildlife that can be found at the sanctuary.  I use my iPad and I have prints in a portfolio as well.

Ib: How long have you been photographing?

MB: I have been photographing since I was a teenager. Thirty years ago I was very active and photographing and exhibiting at wildlife fairs.  Then I took time off to get a Master’s degree and have restarted active photography in the last five years.

Ib: How long have you been making your own prints?

MB: Back in my film days, I made my own black and white prints and had my own darkroom. And I developed my own Ektachrome slides. For my color photos, I utilized a professional lab in Colorado.

Ib: What advice would you give people who do not print their work about why photo prints are still important?

MB: Prints are important, they can be given as gifts, they represent people’s memories, prints can hang on your own wall. Prints allow the photographer to produce their vision with an accurate rendition of luminance, contrast, and color.

Many thanks to Myer for taking the time to talk with us and for his review of ILFORD GALERIE Prestige photo papers for digital photographs.

Myer Bornstein is an award winning photographer  who took 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received awards from International Nature Photography contest in 2011, “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, and Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He has also been published both online and in nature magazines and books.

Print ICCMyer also teaches photography classes and workshops on using Lightroom 4 and 5. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Visit Myer Bornstein’s website, blog and more using the links below:

http://www.photobee1.com/
http://photobee1.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photobee1/

To read the entire posting by Myer Bornstein at Photo Bee 1 on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige papers CLICK HERE.

We are grateful to Myer for reviewing and using ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet photo papers for photographers. Learn more about all the great papers available for digital prints at www.ILFORD.com.

 

 

 

ILFORD & CANON Partner for TRY MY PHOTO

2001426_IG-generic-A4-17mm-lid_F12Try My Photo gives those in the United States the opportunity to have one of your favorite images printed free on either ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk 270gsm or Smooth Pearl 310gsm media using a Canon PIXMA Pro series printer.

Canon selected the two TIPA award winning papers from the ILFORD GALERIE Prestige range to demonstrate the professional-quality printing capabilities of its inkjet printers. Gold Mono Silk, designed for black and white printing, is an exciting new edition to the ILFORD range and has picked up a number of industry awards and accolades including Best Inkjet Photo Paper from TIPA. Smooth Pearl was the 2012 recipient of the TIPA award and is a professional standard media offering superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut.

TPrestigeSmoothPearlo take advantage of this promotion, register online click here and follow the instructions. The free 8.5”x11” print will be produced on your chosen Canon PIXMA Pro printer and media and the final print will be mailed directly to you. Offer is limited to one image per printer per paper brand per eligible U.S. household. Offer runs through September 30, 2013.

Each Try My Photo print comes with information explaining exactly how the image was printed so you can easily replicate the results using your Canon printer and ILFORD media at home. To ensure accurate reproduction of images in home-printing, you can also download the free ICC profiles for Canon printers from www.ILFORD.com.

Tim Grey on The Importance of Paper Attributes

TimGrey Noted color expert Tim Grey regularly posts interesting and informative articles on his popular Tim Grey’s Blog. One very interesting article begins the discussion of the importance of paper attributes when considering what paper to choose for a particular image.

“One of the first things I look at when evaluating a paper is the surface texture and color,” says Tim. “Texture can really make a huge difference. I like something that is more organic, and that doesn’t even remotely resemble a repetitive pattern.” Tim goes on to discuss paper color and talk specifically about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Textured.

IlfordPrintSamplesTake some time and go on over and check out this article The Importance of Paper Attributes and check out more articles on his blog. You’ll be glad you did!

Learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet photo papers at www.ILFORD.com.

Focus on Nature Photography Contest is Closing Soon!


Focus On Nature Photo Contest I presented by Ilford

4th Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest

The spectrum of nature is your infinite outdoor studio, from grand landscapes to intimate details, from big game to creatures that pique our curiosity. This Focus On Nature contest is your opportunity to show us your best images of the subjects that inspire you and move you to share with others. Your photographs will become part of our contest gallery and compete for the contest prizes. Our readers and judges are eager to see your work. Send your entries today!

Click Here To Get Started!

Hurry! Entry deadline is July 18, 2013

First Place Package:

  • Publication of the winning photo in Outdoor Photographer
  • $1,000 cash
  • $500 gift certificate to Ilford paper products
  • Publication of the winning photo in Outdoor Photographer Ilford Advertisement
  • Online publication in the Winners Gallery

Second Place Package:

  • $500 cash
  • Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery

People’s Choice Award:

  • $100 cash
  • Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery

 

ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition Winner | Mark Micallef

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Meet Mark Micallef, winner of our ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition and featured on the website at www.ILFORD.com for the month of July 2013. He’s been photographing for 35 years. His subject matter varies widely as you’ll see at his website www.mark4pics.com. We caught up with him recently to ask some questions about the winning photo.

ILFORD blog: Where was the winning photo taken? (more…)

ILFORD Guide to Handling Inkjet Prints

Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 11.17.24 AMHandling inkjet prints after they come out of the printer is important to the life of the image on paper. As we know, pigment inks come out of the printer dry to the touch. And an additional time period is needed for the image to be completely stable. Evaporation of water and and solvents is sometimes referred to as “out gassing.”  It’s important to give a print some time to “breathe” before framing so that this “out gassing” process is complete. Generally allowing the print to cure in a warm, dry room for 24 hours before framing is adequate.

After this curing process we want to make sure that we are handling prints properly to ensure their longevity. A Practical Guide to Handling Inkjet Prints for Optimum Results located under the Support tab at www.ILFORD.com provides some practical advice on storing and displaying your prints for best results. (more…)

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