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An archive of News posts by ILFORD.

ILFORD Innovation CEO Paul Willems with Vincent Oliver of photo-i

Paul Willems, CEO of ILFORD

ILFORD has been an innovator since 1879 in the earliest days of the photo industry.  Vincent Oliver of photo-i interviews Paul Willems, CEO of ILFORD in Marly, Switzerland. This video gives you and overview of how ILFORD keeps at the top of it’s game with a commitment to research and development and staying close to customers, responding to the needs of those who print their own photographs.

Oliver asks Willems what makes ILFORD special for the photographer.  “Well obviously ILFORD has always been associated with quality,” said Willems. “Anybody who is an ILFORD user expects to get that best quality ‘out of the box’ product. But also [they are] expecting ease of use.  Through our imaging science and coating technology … our media is totally compatible…. And last but not least permanence of the image… Our key products like our Gold Fibre Silk or Smooth …. products have been awarded by the Wilhelm Institute with a light permanence of over 200 years which clearly shows the tremendous quality.” Willems goes on to talk about the reality that inkjet printing can now equal or surpass analog prints. (more…)

A Night with ILFORD Master Eric Meola and The Boss

If you’re in New York city on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 head on down to Barnes & Noble at 105 5th Ave for an evening with books about The Boss, Bruce Springsteen.  ILFORD Master Eric Meola will be on hand with his new book Streets of Fire: Bruce Springsteen in Photographs and Lyrics 1977-1979.

ILFORD Master Eric Meola and Bruce Springsteen

Eric Meola uses ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk for his fine art images. See more of Eric’s beautiful work on his website at There you’ll find links to all his books, beautiful photo galleries of his images, his wonderful blog called Seeing in Color, and more. Learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk at And enjoy video, articles, and much more at

ILFORD In Print and Online | Photoshop User, Photography SILO, Digital Photo, and Digital Technique

ILFORD inkjet photo paper is showing up in lots of places these days. The October issue of Photoshop User Magazine features the new ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth papers. Reviewer Steve Baczewski rates both papers 4 out of 5, and applauds their wide dynamic range and rich blacks.  Steve explains that he printed a standard reference target containing a variety of subjects, landscapes, gray-scale ramp and color patches, and created custom ICC profiles for his testing.  Noting that the Smooth Pearl “has a soft white that works well with portraits and accurately reproduced a wide range of colors with plenty of detail,” Steve also raves that the Smooth Gloss “has a similar wide color gamut, with rich blacks and sharpness that give prints a nice dimensionality.”  Pick up your copy of Photoshop User Magazine to read more.

Online our friends as Photo Silo took a look at our ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl. (more…)

ILFORD at Photokina | Imaging Without Boundaries miR Grabe

ILFORD at Photokina miR GrabeILFORD presented Imaging Without Boundaries at Photokina 2012. The exhibit featured artists and organizations giving them the opportunity to demonstrate techniques that challenge the boundaries of photography and image making. Each participant had their own stand or booth area. I visited some of them while there in September. The exhibit was a collaboration between ILFORD and Susanna Kraus and the IMAGO 1:1, the largest walk in camera in the world. (more…)

September ILFORD Website Competition Winner

ILFORD Website Competition Winner SeptemberThe winner has been chosen for September in the ILFORD Monthly Flickr Competition.  Swiss photographer Robert Beer gives us a paradoxical image that makes us want to look more closely at the photo. Visit Robert Beer’s Flickr page to see more of his photography. Look for an interview with him later this month.

The “highly commended” images include this one by Victoria Hillman of UK.  This amazing super sharp portrait dissolves into abstract greens that hold your eye and let us admire the beauty of the tiniest creatures.  Victoria enjoys photographing more than just insects.  Visit her website CLICK HERE for other galleries of photos. (more…)


ILFORD GALERIE Prestige is showing up in lots of places these days. Here’s just a sampling of articles and notices you’ll find online and in print about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige photo paper for digital photographers.

The September “In Focus” in Outdoor Photographer Magazine features ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss 310gsm and ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl 310gsm. Here’s one quote from the listing: “With a high-density heavyweight base and smooth finish, the papers are designed to deliver the true look and feel of an old-school photograph.” (more…)

ILFORD GALERIE Photo Paper for Back to School

It’s that time again when the leaves begin to turn and there’s a little fall breeze in the air here in the northeast United States. This is the time when students go back to school and this year they’re taking ILFORD GALERIE photo papers back with them.

Lawrence Atienza of Photography SILO just published his list called “Five Tools for Fall for you Student Photogs.” Number one on his list is ILFORD GALERIE Premium papers. Here’s what he has to say about these affordable high quality photo papers, ” This line of inkjet photo papers offers ardent amateurs and photography students an array of inkjet papers. Perfect for printing an A+ shot, the PREMIUM line combines ILFORD’s well-known high quality printing results with an affordable price tag that makes fine art prints  attainable for student printing projects.” (more…)

Luster and ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk

Luster on ILFORD Inkjet Paper

Josh and Jodie Steen, owners of Luster and digital pioneers based in NYC.

Luster is the brainchild of Josh and Jodie Steen. It is an online photographic gallery and community. Luster uses ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk for these collectable, exclusively curated photographs. The wide color gamut, deep black density, beautiful smooth texture, and permanence ratings all play a part in Luster’s choice of Gold Fibre Silk.

Luster’s grand arrival on the scene in NYC and online was celebrated at a wonderful evening at ROOT (Drive-In) where work from several of the Luster photographers was shown.  We were fortunate enough to attend and talk with some of the photographers about their work and about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk. Enjoy the short video (more…)

ILFORD Sponsors Bosom Buddies: The Breast Auction Ever

ILFORD sponsors Bosom BuddiesThe cover feature of Resource Magazine‘s Summer 2012 issue is something special. “Breasts That Pop” features Henry Hargreaves photographs of breasts in 3D. In partnership with ILFORD and Gotham Imaging with all proceeds going to Young Survival Coalition, a breast cancer support group, Resource is putting on a great event called Bosom Buddies: The Breast Auction Ever.

Resource wanted to find a way to give back to the community while promoting the female form (more…)

ILFORD CEO Paul Willems on Inkjet Technology Development

Paul Willems took over as CEO of ILFORD Imaging in July 2011. In the short video below he talks about the innovation that continues to make ILFORD unique in the industry. “If you look at … the photo industry there is tremendous innovation,” says Willems. “We are not a run of the mill media manufacturer… we are actually building the combination of paper and film bases with optimized coating technology.”

ILFORD Imaging offers a wide variety of surfaces, weights, and textures of media including two double sided inkjet papers.  All of the media in the ILFORD GALERIE line is developed specifically with photographers in mind.  Have a look at this short video to hear more.

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