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ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk and Digital Toning

The “gold standard” for any professional inkjet photo paper is comparison with conventional silver based photo paper.  ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk is an inkjet paper that has the rich look and feel of fiber based silver prints.  And one of the most shocking things about it… the smell!  The distinctive aroma of Gold Fibre Silk comes from the baryta (barium sulphate) layer that resides underneath the ink receiving layer.  This gives Gold Fibre Silk a similar structure to traditional light sensitive fibre based photographic papers. At a substantial 310gsm weight, ILFORD GALERIE PrestigeGold Fibre Silk “feels” like double weight fiber photographic paper.

Gold Fibre Silk is suitable for color and black and white inkjet printing using both pigment and dye ink set printers. Good solid blacks along with a wide color gamut for reproduction makes it a perfect choice for both albums and framed prints, from portraits to landscapes. This paper provides excellent sharpness with excellent print permanence and resistance to humidity according to recent data published by Wilhelm Imaging Research. (more…)

Digital Silver Imaging Features ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl

Digital Silver Imaging, ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl Inkjet paperDigital Silver Imaging (DSI) of Boston is a unique photo lab with black and white, inkjet, and ILFORD in its DNA. Eric Luden, Digital Silver Imaging, ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl Inkjet paperOwner and former ILFORD executive, Eric Luden, brings an insider’s knowledge and perspective to ILFORD inkjet and silver gelatin based media. However, Luden is not looking backward, he is running one of the few labs in the world that is producing silver based museum quality black and white prints on silver gelatin paper directly from digital files. DSI accomplishes this nifty feat by using a laser to expose ILFORD light sensitive photo paper utilizing a modified Durst printer/processor. The resulting prints are actual wet process, silver based gelatin black and white prints (the kind you used to make in trays under a red safelight in the darkroom.)

In addition to producing museum quality silver based black and white prints DSI offers a variety of services including hi-resolution film scanning, digital retouching, mounting, matting, framing, black and white film processing, chemical print toning, and more. And because any lab knows that customers who calibrate and profile their monitors send in better quality files that can be printed with confidence, DSI has also just added X-Rite color management solutions. DSI customers can choose ColorMunki Photo or the NEW display solutions from X-Rite, ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro.  All three of these solutions provide high quality monitor and projector profiles so that you can be certain what you’re seeing on your monitor is what Eric and his staff will be seeing on their monitor when your file arrives at DSI.  So what does all of this have to do with ILFORD GALERIE inkjet paper? I’m glad you asked!

Digital Silver Imaging, ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl Inkjet paperDigital Silver Imaging has just introduced new services that include archival color prints. ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl inkjet media will be one of the mainstay options for inkjet print offerings from DSI. “We took the most challenging aspect of digital photography, black and white, and perfected that service. Now we want to create the finest archival color prints for our customers with the same high quality on which we’ve built our reputation,” says Eric Luden. “Using large format Epson printers with HDR inks and ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl inkjet media brings proven quality on a refined surface that has a superb look and feel.” Recently released print permanence data by Wilhelm Research indicates that the archival properties of this inkjet media with pigment inks is well over 200 years when displayed behind glass in normal room lighting.

Additional options for media including ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk will soon be added so that you can customize your output using DSI. These new color inkjet services are available now so be sure to check out www.digitalsilverimaging.com for more information.

Digital Silver Imaging ROES Direct2Print Application, ILFORD, X-RiteDownload the free ROES application Direct 2 Print. You’ll be able to quickly and easily upload your images for printing streamlining your workflow and saving you time.

Eric and his expert team are ready to work with you to make sure you get the highest quality archival prints from your digital image files. Congratulations to Digital Silver Imaging on adding new color archival inkjet prints to their growing list of services.

ILFORD GALERIE is a name you can trust.  Over 130 years in the photographic imaging business makes ILFORD a name that is synonymous with quality, print permanence, and beautiful media. Trust your prints to the archival quality produced by great labs. Try if for yourself. Step up from the ordinary!  Find out what ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl inkjet paper can do for your beautiful photographs.

 

Photo Plus Expo and WPPI NYC Attendees | Free ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk Prints

ILFORD at Photo Plus Expo and WPPI NYCJust in time for Photo Plus Expo and WPPI NYC, ILFORD has announced an opportunity for a lucky 100 photographers to pick up  16×20 ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk prints. The prints will be available for pickup at ILFORD booth #1036 at Photo Plus Expo during the show.

ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk Inkjet PaperPhoto Plus Expo and WPPI NYC will be held October 27-29, 2011 at the Javits Center in New York NY. To demonstrate the professional quality printing capabilities of its ILFORD GALERIE range, which will be on display throughout the event in booth #1036, ILFORD offered  free 16×20 inch prints to the first 100 professional photographers that submitted their favorite image to the company’s secure FTP site by September 24, 2011. Produced on ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk paper by ILFORD image specialists at its state-of-the-art facilities in Switzerland, these prints are certain to hold up to even the most exacting scrutiny.

Available only to attendees of Photo Plus Expo 2011 and WPPI NYC, this offer will present the lucky 100 photographers with an exciting opportunity to view their images on the ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk inkjet photo media which recently received high print permanence ratings from Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory. Results showed that ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss media achieved a very high level of overall Print Permanence and Dark Storage Stability Ratings. When printed with HP Vivera pigment inks, the papers were found to withstand fading and yellowing for more than 250 years in archival album or dark storage conditions, and are stable for more than 200 years when displayed under glass. The Smooth papers also demonstrated a “very high” resistance to high humidity.

“ILFORD media is crafted by our in-house development team to provide our customers with the capability to accurately and vividly depict their artistic vision,” said Jane Dixon, Director of Global Marketing for ILFORD. “We’re confident that the ILFORD GALERIE range will produce fine art-quality prints that will leave show attendees awestruck, and as the results of the recent Wilhelm Institute demonstrate, many generations to follow as well.”

For busy professional photographers, ILFORD GALERIE media provides a hassle-free printing solution that delivers the consistent results they require. To ensure the most accurate renderings, photographers can rely on the free ICC Profiles that have been created by the company’s in-house print technicians and are available for download through the ILFORD website.

Make plans to attend Photo Plus Expo and WPPI NYC and visit ILFORD at booth #1036 to learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk and other ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers for photographers.  See you there!

Wilhelm Research Print Permanence Ratings for ILFORD GALERIE Papers

We are delighted to share with you that Wilhelm Research has released a report on ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers detailing expected permanence for images. Three media types are tested – ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk, ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl, and ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Gloss.  In all three cases the expected stability of prints framed under glass is over 200 years! Visit Wilhelm Research at www.wilhelm-research.com and download the full report!

“Products as permanent as these ILFORD offerings require very long test times, so while these media have not yet reached the first of our endpoint criteria, the tests have been in progress long enough for us to confidently give all three papers a greater than 200 year WIR Display Permanence Rating with HP Vivera Pigment Inks,” said Henry Wilhelm, co-founder, president, and director of research at Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. Wilhelm expects these ratings to improve to even greater permanence ratings as the tests continue. He further adds that since these papers do not have optical brighteners they will resist yellowing which is also and important consideration when prints will be displayed for decades. Wilhelm Research, Inc. is a respected firm whose rigorous testing procedures are well known.  We are delighted to bring these important new test results to you. CLICK HERE to download the full report.

“At ILFORD we strive to create the highest quality products in order to meet the demands of today’s discerning professionals who rely on inkjet media,” said Dr. Rita Hofmann, Director of Research and Development at ILFORD. “Our in-house research and development staff continues to develop [and] market leading products using the latest print technology. We are pleased that Wilhelm Research laboratory has independently verified the impressive permanence levels we have created.”

ILFORD GALERIE Professional inkjet media are designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of today’s professional inkjet user. Check out ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk, ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl, and ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Gloss for yourself! Find out why professionals have been relying on ILFORD for the highest quality photographic media for over 130 years.

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