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ILFORD Imaging Photo Plus Expo Wrap Up

ILFORD Imaging at Photo Plus ExpoWe’ve just come back from Photo Plus Expo in New York where the ILFORD Imaging booth was always busy. We were actively printing photos on ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers using the new PIXMA PRO-1 printer from Canon.  We were also using new profiles made for the PIXMA PRO-1 and ILFORD GALERIE papers. We sat down with Jane Dixon, Director of Global Marketing at ILFORD Imaging to talk about the show. Be sure to check out the video below by the folks at Photo Bay.

ILFORD blog: ILFORD Imaging exhibited at the recent Photo Plus Expo in NYC. What was your impression of the reaction of folks to ILFORD inkjet papers there?

 Jane Dixon: We had a fantastic reception from visitors to our stand at Photo Plus, who particularly enjoyed the chance to see prints being made from the new Canon PIXMA PRO-1 on our professional GALERIE media. We found that there was particular interest in our GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk, a traditional fibre based paper and Smooth Lustre Duo, a truly double-sided media great for portfolios and wedding albums as the results were just stunning.

As the Photo Plus Expo has such a focus on new technology it was the perfect time to unveil our GALERIE ICC profiles for Canon’s new PIXMA PRO-1 printer, and we look forward to hearing customer’s feedback on the results they’re getting from the new profiles when they try them at home or in the workplace.

Ib: ILFORD Imaging specializes in coatings of inkjet paper for digital photographers right?

JD: That’s correct, we are passionate about providing photographers with high quality paper they can trust to give them professional results, and the unique coatings on our paper enable photographers to achieve this in every circumstance. Our GALERIE Professional Inkjet range comes in two distinct versions – GOLD and SMOOTH. We have a dedicated research and development team in Switzerland who have developed this range to make sure that it meets all the demanding needs of photographers, now and in the future.

Ib: What about ink technology? Does ILFORD also make ink for inkjet printers?

JD: ILFORD is a world leader in the advancement of technology for the imaging industry, and one of the services offered by our research & development team is dye and ink development. ILFORD has more that 50 years’ experience in dye research and we use our expertise to create dyes which are used in today’s inkjet printers. This is a service we provide to the industry so you won’t see these products sold under the ILFORD name, but nonetheless our ink technology work is a central element to what we do and it gives us a very wide area of expertise.

Ib: The fact that ILFORD has extensive knowledge of ink technology in addition to its expertise with coatings for inkjet media is a real plus isn’t it?

JD: Our aim is to provide an unrivalled range of products for the imaging industry, so having expertise in both ink technology and coatings for inkjet media certainly enables us to meet the demanding needs of today’s inkjet marketplace. I think that our all-round appreciation and knowledge of the craft of imaging is the reason why we are so well trusted and respected by the photographers who use our products.

As Jane said we already have profiles available for all our inkjet papers using the new PIXMA PRO-1 printer from Canon.  CLICK HERE to go to the portion of www.ILFORD.com where you can download printer profiles for all kinds of inkjet printers including the newest release from Canon.

The folks from Photo Bay also did a short video piece featuring Jane Dixon of ILFORD.  Have a look below and see why you can join other professional photographers and “Step up from the ordinary” with ILFORD inkjet papers for professional photographers. In this short video Jane talks about why ILFORD inkjet paper is superior and walks us through the line of ILFORD inkjet papers available for professional photographers.

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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The Hybrid Artist Reviews ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl

ProPhoto Coalition founder, Chris Meyer, recently posted an extensive review of ILFORD Galerie Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl inkjet media on his blog The Hybrid Artist. This in depth look at ILFORD Galerie inkjet media set alongside HP, Epson, and Breathing Color media really gives a good look at how these ILFORD Galerie papers perform.  Chris uses a clever twist of looking at the “Left-Brain” or analytical aspects of how the paper performs as well as the “Right-Brain” or more emotional response from actually viewing the results.

ILFORD Smooth Gloss and ILFORD Smooth Pearl inkjet mediaWe don’t want to spoil the fun by revealing too much here.  But suffice to say that ILFORD Galerie Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl media performed very well. Here’s what Chris says, “I’d say the Ilford Galerie Smooth line would be an excellent choice, especially for realistic nature work and portraiture…” Please go on over and read the post on The Hybrid Artist called

Review: Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss and Pearl Papers.

If you have your own experience of ILFORD inkjet media we would like to hear from you! Just leave a comment here so that we can contact you.  Discover ILFORD Galerie inkjet media for yourself.

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