There’s a lot going on with ILFORD at Photokina demonstrating our continued devotion to the art of photography, which has been at the heart of the business ever since the company was founded in 1879. Photographers are invited to experience the possibilities offered by ILFORD media by taking part in these great events:
Showcase of stunning images by ILFORD Masters including Sebastião Salgado & Eric Meola, and featuring images by BBC Human Planet photographer Timothy Allen
The ILFORD stand D.011 – E.010 in Hall 6.1 will host a gallery of works by renowned photographers and amateurs alike, with exhibition-quality prints made with GALERIE Prestige inkjet media. (more…)
If you’re planning to attend the completely sold out Society of Photographic Education (SPE) in San Francisco next weekend take a moment to visit ILFORD on the exhibit floor. We’ll be there making prints and talking with you about ILFORD GALERIE inkjet media for photographic prints.
This year we wanted to so do something fun so we’re unveiling our ILFORD Instagram Prints promotion for SPE. If you’re attending you’ll have a chance to have one of your Instagram images printed in the booth where you can pick it up.
Leave a link to your Instagram image in a comment connected to one of our entries there about SPE.
Then come by the ILFORD booth (27) on the exhibit floor and we’ll print your Instagram for you. Now your cool Instagram images can come to life on a piece of paper. Come experience this super portable, reflective storage media called a photograph!
For those of you not attending SPE we can’t provide you with the print but we would still REALLY enjoy seeing your Instagram images. All images linked on Twitter and on Facebook will be collected into an Instagram Gallery on Facebook so everyone can enjoy seeing the wonderful creativity of our ILFORD readers.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at SPE so come on by and say hello! Learn more about ILFORD GALERIE inkjet media for photographic prints at www.ILFORD.com.
Our friend Mike Zawadzki from Unique Photo stopped by booth 621 at WPPI to talk with Josh Fischer at ILFORD. Josh points to ILFORD’s longevity in the industry and moving from the darkroom to the “light” room!
One more day at WPPI for ILFORD. Stop in and see us if you’re in Las Vegas. We have some sample packs of paper for you. All you have to do is stop by and see us. And be sure to enter our “Follow ILFORD and Win!” giveaway. CLICK HERE for all the details!
Step up from the ordinary. Try ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers for photographers.
We had a great first day at WPPI 2012 in Las Vegas! Lots of folks stopped by to talk with us about ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers. We handed out lots of sample packs of three of our most popular papers in the ILFORD GALERIE line, Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth Pearl, and Smooth Gloss. We printed photographs on the Canon PIXMA PRO-1. Those who stopped by enjoyed seeing the larger prints on various surfaces of paper.
And remember to visit Sony at booth 421 where photographers are doing live shoots and you can see their work printed on ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers!
We’ve posted a short video below just to give you a flavor of what the booth looks like and tomorrow we’ll have more for you! If you’re at the show come on by and say hello. Step up from the ordinary with ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers for photographers.
We’re getting totally psyched up for WPPI starting Monday, February 20, 2012 in Las Vegas. ILFORD Imaging will be on the trade show floor at the ILFORD booth. If you’re attending WPPI come on over and visit us at booth 621. We will be making prints on the new Canon PIXMA Pro-1 printer on our new addition ILFORD GALERIE Smooth High Gloss Media. This will be your first opportunity to see this new paper surface.
Brenda Hipsher (yours truly) will be there along with Product Manager Josh Fischer along with other folks from ILFORD to meet and greet you. We have a limited number of sample packs available for those who come by and enter our “Follow ILFORD to WIN!” contest**. You could win over $120 worth of ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers.
It’s very simple. There are two ways to enter OR enter both ways to double your chance to win! Here’s all you have to do:
Visit @ilfordimaging at WPPI booth 621 to enter “Follow ILFORD and Win!” http://blog.ILFORD.com/?p=633 #stepupfromtheordinary
You will also want to visit Sony Electronics at booth 421 where live photo shoots will be in progress during the show featuring Matthew Jordan Smith, Me Ra Koh, and Brian Smith. ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl inkjet paper will be used to print images from the live shoot. These images will be displayed throughout the show giving you an opportunity to see these images “up close and personal.”
We’re looking forward to meeting you at WPPI and looking forward to having you “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter so you’ll be entered in the “Follow ILFORD and WIN!” giveaway. If you’re not attending WPPI you can still enter the giveaway. Just follow the instuctions above. Step up from the ordinary with ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers for photographers.
*The winner must provide a US shipping address in order to claim the prize package.The contest ends at the close of the trade show at WPPI in Las Vegas. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, February, 28, 2012 right here on the ILFORD blog.
Prize package consists of the following:
10 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk List $19.28
25 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Pearl List $20.52
25 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Gloss List $20.52
25 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Luster Duo List $23.59
50 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Heavyweight Matte List $16.97
10 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Fine Art List $21.26
**You must visit us in person at WPPI to claim your sample pack. One sample pack per studio or household please.
We’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.
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 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.
Beautiful 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!
Unique 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.
The 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.
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!