New ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Papers

Five new ILFORD GALERIE Prestige fine art papers for photo printing were introduced in the US on March 1, 2013. Four of these new papers are designed for both color and black and white printing. The fifth new fine art paper is a monochromatic paper for printing black and white  images on inkjet printers.

GALERIE Gold Mono Silk 270gsm

2001426_IG-generic-A4-17mm-lid_F12One of these new papers is revolutionary in its design exclusively for black and white inkjet printing. GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk is a true black and white media for inkjet printers allowing photographers specializing in monochrome photography to achieve stunning images reminiscent of darkroom prints. Fans of traditional black & white products no longer need a darkroom to bring to life their black and white prints.

  • Dedicated black and white product
  • Acid-free and lignin-free fibre base
  • Reminiscent of darkroom prints
  • Seamless transition between shadows and highlights
  • High Dmax and low Dmin

Gold Mono Silk is available in sheets and rolls and compatible with both pigment and dye based printers

GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth 330gsm

Prestige-Gold-cotton-Smooth-330_U4_J12GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton papers lead the way for professional fine art printing. GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth is the smooth surface version of these fine art papers.

  • Mould made, 100% cotton rag papers
  • No optical brighteners
  • Smooth version
  • Base manufactured in a traditional paper mill

This smooth offering that is the perfect choice for crisp detail and have been crafted specifically to meet the needs of fine art photographers who want the confidence that the media they use will deliver accurate and dynamic results time after time. With no optical brighteners and the longevity and image stability required for the very best in fine art printing.

Gold Cotton Smooth is available in sheets and rolls and is compatible with pigment based printers.

GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Textured 330gsm

Prestige-Gold-cotton-Smooth-330_U4_J12This is the textured version of the Gold Cotton offerings.

  • Mould made, 100% cotton rag papers
  • No optical brighteners
  • Textured version
  • Base manufactured in a traditional paper mill

With a textured offering that features a contoured surface for a more creative expression, these mould made, 100% cotton rag papers have been crafted specifically to meet the needs of fine art photographers who want the confidence that the media they use will deliver accurate and dynamic results time after time.

These additions to the Prestige line-up meet the exacting standards required to receive the ‘Gold’ moniker and feature surfaces that can stand up to any artistic vision while ensuring vivid, archival-quality image rendition for portfolios, prints for-sale, as well as gallery and museum-quality prints.

Gold Cotton Textured is available in sheets and rolls and is compatible with pigment based printers.

GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Smooth 220gsm

Prestige-Fine-Art-Smooth-220_U4_J12GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Smooth paper offers a double-sided alphacellulose alternative capable of delivering stunning contrast and sharpness.

  • Bright white, double-sided media
  • Ideal for wedding albums
  • Mould made, alpha-cellulose base, manufactured in a traditional paper mill
  • High cellulose content for ‘cotton’ paper quality
  • Smooth version

With a very high cellulose content, upwards of 93%, these fine art papers have many of the same properties as a cotton paper including a luxurious feel, excellent durability and longevity.

Fine Art Smooth is available in sheets and rolls and is compatible with both pigment and dye based printers.

GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured 220gsm

Prestige-Fine-Art-Textured-220_U4_J12GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured paper is also a double-sided alpha-cellulose paper.

  • Bright white, double-sided media
  • Ideal for wedding albums
  • Mould made, alpha-cellulose base, manufactured in a traditional paper mill
  • High cellulose content for ‘cotton’ paper quality
  • Textured version

With the addition of a textured look and feel to the final print, professional and enthusiast fine art photographers and printers can preserve the integrity of their creative vision.

Fine Art Textured is available in sheets and rolls and are compatible with both pigment and dye based printers.

Learn about all the papers in the ILFORD GALERIE Prestige line and ILFORD GALERIE Premium papers at www.ILFORD.com.

38 Comments

  1. Bonnie Nordoff says:

    Who is selling this paper (gold mono silk)?
    (B and H only has large sizes…looking for 8×10.

    Thank you

    Bonnie

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      It may be taking a little bit of time for the product to get into the sales channel. I’m noticing that none of the new papers are coming up on B&H website. But a blogger who reviewed the papers posted a link to 8.5×11 Gold Mono Silk. Try this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Ilford/Ntt/2002419/N/0
      Thanks for your question and sorry for the difficulty.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  2. I currently use the Gold Fibre Silk. How do these papers compare? And is it possible to get a sample pack of the papers?

    Thanks,
    Mitch

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Sample packs should be available from your retailer soon. I’m checking on this for you and will post something on the blog about that.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  3. Milton Rowley says:

    You said on the last webinar you would let us know how to get a sample pack??

  4. Hello
    I´m eager to test the new surfaces.
    Could you please give me a hint whether there are test packages available and where I could get them in Germany?

    Regards

    Juergen

  5. Is there a sample pack with all the new papers?

  6. Where can I get samples of these new papers? I am interested in the GALERIE Gold Mono Silk 270gsm and the GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Smooth 220gsm.

  7. Stephen says:

    Available in Canada?

    Ilfords weak link always has been distribution…not the product.

  8. Is the only inkjet paper the B&W or are all inkjet compatible or just for the darkroom?
    Thanks

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      All are inkjet papers. ILFORD GALERIE Prestige papers are all designed for inkjet printing and are not silver gelatin papers.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  9. As of March 14, none of the retailers, including the ‘big guys’ in the northeast USA stock these or know about them. For example, no clue as to Gold Mono Silk!

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      Allan,
      I have asked the New England rep to contact you and let you know who has the paper in stock in New England. Hope all is well with you!
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  10. I too am interested in these papers. I use the Galerie Gold Fibre Silk exclusively, but certainly want to give these a go. Bonnie, when you find some, drop a note back here please? I will too. Thanks.

  11. Will there be a sample pack available for testing purposes?

  12. How about some samples?

  13. Paul S. Zeigler says:

    Any chance of a sample pack including samples of each type of paper?

    Thanks,

    Paul

  14. Ron Bending says:

    Are these available in Ireland or UK yet? Dying to try the Gold Mono Silk in A3+

  15. Hans Jonas says:

    Is there a trial package of these five new papers?

  16. Richard Montgomery says:

    What is the best paper for Nature landscapes?
    Richard

  17. Patrick Corrigan says:

    In the last Webinar Joe Brady said samples would be available. Are they?

  18. gerry robichaud says:

    I would like to purchase some of youe paper, but from a Canadian store. I looked at you canadian site and I must say it sucks big time. can you give ma one of your canadian distributers
    Thanks
    Gerry

  19. Alan Huntley says:

    The last webinar Joe Brady did on these new papers he said that there would be a sample pack available containing…well…samples of each new paper. Is this true? When will it be available? And, we do I order?

  20. I would be interested in trying these new papers.
    Could you send samples for me to print on for trial.

  21. I did not see an offer to send samples – see my comment above. R Dawson

  22. Wow, I was just at the K&S in Palo Alto, california, looking at these papers, and just got the announcement email. They have them in stock at Keeble & Schuchat in Palo Alto, California.

  23. Rolly Squire says:

    I have an Epson 3000 pigment printer. Which papers are for photo black ink and which papers are for mat black ink? Thank You

    • Brenda K. Hipsher says:

      I’m told that Gold Cotton Smooth, Gold Cotton Textured, Fine Art Smooth, and Fine Art Textured all perform better with matte black ink.
      Thanks so much for your question.
      Brenda K. Hipsher

  24. Will there be a sample pack available?

  25. kevin light says:

    I wasn’t aware that Ilford made any paper in traditional ‘wet’ paper sizes (8×10, 11×14, 16×20, etc.)

  26. Neil Pessin says:

    Do you have a sample pack for these new papers. Some sound like they might be what I want but I would like to try them first.