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Visit the New Website

ILFORD Imaging has a newly designed website that is as beautifully organized as it is beautiful to behold.  This new website encompasses all of the media that ILFORD Imaging offers including photo inkjet products that are used by digital photographers to produce beautiful photographic prints that will last for generations.

www.ILFORD.comEverything from technical specifications to printer profiles are easy to find on the new site and even find out where to buy ILFORD inkjet papers in your neighborhood. Tabs at the top of the page expand to beautiful easy to read menus just by rolling your cursor over the words.

Scrolling down gives you easy access to the Latest News about ILFORD, upcoming Events, product support, and a direct link to our monthly Flickr photo competition.  By entering this competition you could have one of your photographs featured on the new ILFORD Imaging website!  Read about the first winner, Nicola Tonolini,  who is currently featured on the rotating banner on the home page.

So come on over to today and see what’s new. You’ll want to keep reading the blog and be sure to follow us @ilfordimaging on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook at ILFORD Imaging.  Keep up with all the latest news from ILFORD and step up from the ordinary with photo paper for inkjet prints for photographers from ILFORD.

Winner! in Follow ILFORD to Win Giveaway | Alan Cring

ILFORD Photo Paper UserCongratulations to Alan Cring of Normal, Illinois who is the winner in the Follow ILFORD to Win! Giveaway that we ran during WPPI last month in Las Vegas. Alan is a user of ILFORD inkjet photo paper already and is very anxious to get started with testing other surfaces that he has not yet experienced. Alan Cring uses ILFORD GALERIE photo paper” I am a dedicated user of Ilford papers,” says Alan. “When I produce 17”x11” prints of my landscape photographs, either for my own gallery or for customers, I always use Ilford Galerie.” We caught up with Alan to chat about his photography and why he uses ILFORD GALERIE inkjet photo paper. We were speaking to him the day the storms were rolling through the midwest so you’ll hear a bit of wind noise in the background!

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Alan Cring uses ILFORD GALERIE photo paperAlan owns a studio in Normal called Emergent Light Studio. He is a professor as well as a photographer.  His digital captures are artistically enhanced to communicate his vision. Alan uses sometimes mundane images to communicate space, time, and emotion. We really enjoyed the diversity of subject matter and the range of emotions his images evoke.

Alan Cring uses ILFORD GALERIE photo paperLearn more about Alan Cring and Emergent Light Studios at  Read his blog called Journal of Photographic Artistry as well. His last entry from March 5 is called “Of Storms and Sunsets” is a poignant word and image commentary on the recent devastating storms in the US heartland. Alan has also prepared this short video to give you a glimpse at the body of his work. Enjoy.

ILFORD WPPI Photo Paper GiveawayAlan will be receiving the following included in his prize package:

GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk
GALERIE Smooth Pearl
GALERIE Smooth Gloss
GALERIE Smooth Luster Duo
GALERIE Smooth Fine Art            GALERIE Smooth Heavyweight Matte

Congratulations again to Alan Cring of Emergent Light Studios.  Keep reading the ILFORD blog and be sure to Follow us @ilfordimaging on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook at ILFORD Imaging to keep up with all the latest information on ILFORD GALERIE photo paper for inkjet printing by photographers.

Step up from the ordinary!

Note: All photos in this post are ©2011 Alan Cring and may not be used without permission of the photographer.

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ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gives Photographers the Edge

Avon, CT & Marly, Switzerland – 16 January, 2012 – ILFORD (, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for both inkjet printing and color photographic processes, today announced that it is rebranding its popular ILFORD GALERIE range as ILFORD GALERIE Prestige. While the packaging has changed, the media inside remains the same leading inkjet paper that professional photographers rely on to produce breathtaking prints with superior permanence qualities.

The evolution to GALERIE Prestige paves the way for a series of new product additions to be introduced in 2012 that combines state-of-the-art inkjet technology with in-demand artistic styles. The additions will compliment the already robust line of best-in-class media developed for professional photographers and creative professionals. In addition, the GALERIE range is now categorized in a star rating system, enabling professionals and consumers to quickly recognize the media that best suits their printing needs.

GALERIE Prestige is developed for professional photographers and imaging professionals who demand high precision and accuracy. The specialty coating provides superior images and consistent results when used with a wide array of

ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk

New ILFORD GALERIE Prestige packaging for Gold Fibre Silk

printers. This range includes the Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss that recently received high print permanence ratings from Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory. Smooth Fine Art and Smooth Lustre Duo are also included in the range.

“ILFORD has a long tradition of providing the marketplace with media that delivers perfect images for every style, from traditional portraits to contemporary, highly-saturated commercial images,” said Jane Dixon, Director of Global Marketing for ILFORD.  “With the introduction of ILFORD GALERIE Prestige, both professional photographers and photo enthusiasts can be sure the choices they make will best deliver the print results they desire. In addition, the advanced coatings on all ILFORD media, and on-going development from our in-house research and development team, ensure that all ILFORD media will continue to be compatible with a wide range of printers currently on the market and new printers that will hit the market in the future.”

To further guarantee photographers exact the finest prints from each sheet of ILFORD GALERIE Prestige,  detailed instructions for using ICC profiles are available at the ILFORD website.  A ReadMe file is available in the profile download section offering intuitive, step-by-step instructions. The carefully defined printer settings, created by technicians on the ILFORD Research and Development team, ensure optimal print results for the entire range.

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