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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.

Inside Photo Plus Expo with ILFORD Imaging

ILFORD at Photo Plus Expo

Here's a shot of the booth after the show closed

We’re in New York City participating in Photo Plus Expo. We’ve had a lot of folks stop by booth 1036 on Thursday, October 27.  There’s lot’s of excitement about ILFORD GALERIE at the show.  Come by and visit!

ILFORD at Lieca for Photo Plus ExpoILFORD Imaging is also sponsoring a Leica event at Sun West Studios.  Presentations and a live photo shoot are part of the event. We’re making prints and having a great time there.  The event continues on Friday, October 28 from 12:30pm-6:00pm so be sure to stop in and get in on the action. This event is also sponsored by X-Rite, Profoto, foto care, and ASMP.

EJ Camp on ILFORDBeautiful large prints on ILFORD GALERIE inkjet paper by EJ Camp are on display at SunWest as well.  The large photographs are just amazing. Larger than life size portraits and other subject matter get you up close and personal with ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers.  Each photograph is identified so you can see exactly which ILFORD GALERIE paper was used.

Don’t miss the fun if you’re in the New York area.  Come visit ILFORD Imaging at Photo Plus Expo.  The Leica event continues through Friday, October 28, 2011.  And Photo Plus Expo exhibit area is open Friday, October 28 from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturday, October 29 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Step up from the ordinary with ILFORD GALERIE inkjet paper. Remember to keep reading the blog and follow us @ilfordimaging on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook at ILFORD Imaging. We’re doing two drawings during Photo Plus Expo so be sure to follow us and “Like” us for an opportunity to win!

 

ILFORD GALERIE Prints in Unique Photo Show

ILFORD GALERIE at Unique PhotoUnique Photo in Fairfield, New Jersey has a “unique” photo show hanging in the store.  Unique employees participated offering their photographs to be printed on ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl inkjet paper. Diverse subject matter and multiple shooting styles makes this show interesting and fun.  You’ll enjoy seeing how ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl media reproduces a variety of colors and contrast ranges.

ILFORD GALERIE at Unique PhotoThe show consists of  30 to 40 large prints. The photographs include at least one print from all of the showroom and phone sales employees at Unique Photo. The prints are hanging in the Unique University classroom inside the store. The show will be up through the end of October, 2011. This show is planned to be an annual event at Unique.

I asked Mike Zawadzki why they decided to have a show of employee photographs. “When you go to a camera store it’s nice to know that the employees are also photographers… So it really shows that everyone here is still a working photographer or a photography student,” he said.

Mike also spoke about the excellent reproduction of black and white prints on ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl and the great quality that this paper produces. “It’s very hard to get good quality black and white inkjet prints. A lot of us here are used to printing in a darkroom… The ILFORD paper has a really nice quality for black and white and the color ones look great too!”

Have a listen to the short audio interview we recorded with show curator Mike Zawadzki of Unique Photo.  Click on the audio play icon below and be sure to adjust the audio on the right side of the bar.

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ILFORD GALERIE at Unique Photo

Unique Photo is a camera and video retailer located in Fairfield, NJ. The employee photo show on ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl inkjet paper will be up through the end of this month.

We would really enjoy hearing your experience with ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl. Please leave a comment here. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be featured on the ILFORD blog!

Step up from the ordinary with ILFORD GALERIE inkjet media. Be sure to follow ILFORD Imaging on Facebook and @ilfordimaging on Twitter.

We’ll see you in NYC at Photo Plus Expo in booth 1036, October 27-29, 2011.

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!