ILFORD & CANON Partner for TRY MY PHOTO

2001426_IG-generic-A4-17mm-lid_F12Try My Photo gives those in the United States the opportunity to have one of your favorite images printed free on either ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk 270gsm or Smooth Pearl 310gsm media using a Canon PIXMA Pro series printer.

Canon selected the two TIPA award winning papers from the ILFORD GALERIE Prestige range to demonstrate the professional-quality printing capabilities of its inkjet printers. Gold Mono Silk, designed for black and white printing, is an exciting new edition to the ILFORD range and has picked up a number of industry awards and accolades including Best Inkjet Photo Paper from TIPA. Smooth Pearl was the 2012 recipient of the TIPA award and is a professional standard media offering superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut.

TPrestigeSmoothPearlo take advantage of this promotion, register online click here and follow the instructions. The free 8.5”x11” print will be produced on your chosen Canon PIXMA Pro printer and media and the final print will be mailed directly to you. Offer is limited to one image per printer per paper brand per eligible U.S. household. Offer runs through September 30, 2013.

Each Try My Photo print comes with information explaining exactly how the image was printed so you can easily replicate the results using your Canon printer and ILFORD media at home. To ensure accurate reproduction of images in home-printing, you can also download the free ICC profiles for Canon printers from www.ILFORD.com.

Tim Grey on The Importance of Paper Attributes

TimGrey Noted color expert Tim Grey regularly posts interesting and informative articles on his popular Tim Grey’s Blog. One very interesting article begins the discussion of the importance of paper attributes when considering what paper to choose for a particular image.

“One of the first things I look at when evaluating a paper is the surface texture and color,” says Tim. “Texture can really make a huge difference. I like something that is more organic, and that doesn’t even remotely resemble a repetitive pattern.” Tim goes on to discuss paper color and talk specifically about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Textured.

IlfordPrintSamplesTake some time and go on over and check out this article The Importance of Paper Attributes and check out more articles on his blog. You’ll be glad you did!

Learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet photo papers at www.ILFORD.com.

Focus on Nature Photography Contest is Closing Soon!


Focus On Nature Photo Contest I presented by Ilford

4th Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest

The spectrum of nature is your infinite outdoor studio, from grand landscapes to intimate details, from big game to creatures that pique our curiosity. This Focus On Nature contest is your opportunity to show us your best images of the subjects that inspire you and move you to share with others. Your photographs will become part of our contest gallery and compete for the contest prizes. Our readers and judges are eager to see your work. Send your entries today!

Click Here To Get Started!

Hurry! Entry deadline is July 18, 2013

First Place Package:

  • Publication of the winning photo in Outdoor Photographer
  • $1,000 cash
  • $500 gift certificate to Ilford paper products
  • Publication of the winning photo in Outdoor Photographer Ilford Advertisement
  • Online publication in the Winners Gallery

Second Place Package:

  • $500 cash
  • Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery

People’s Choice Award:

  • $100 cash
  • Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery

 

ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition Winner | Mark Micallef

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Meet Mark Micallef, winner of our ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition and featured on the website at www.ILFORD.com for the month of July 2013. He’s been photographing for 35 years. His subject matter varies widely as you’ll see at his website www.mark4pics.com. We caught up with him recently to ask some questions about the winning photo.

ILFORD blog: Where was the winning photo taken? (more…)

ILFORD Guide to Handling Inkjet Prints

Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 11.17.24 AMHandling inkjet prints after they come out of the printer is important to the life of the image on paper. As we know, pigment inks come out of the printer dry to the touch. And an additional time period is needed for the image to be completely stable. Evaporation of water and and solvents is sometimes referred to as “out gassing.”  It’s important to give a print some time to “breathe” before framing so that this “out gassing” process is complete. Generally allowing the print to cure in a warm, dry room for 24 hours before framing is adequate.

After this curing process we want to make sure that we are handling prints properly to ensure their longevity. A Practical Guide to Handling Inkjet Prints for Optimum Results located under the Support tab at www.ILFORD.com provides some practical advice on storing and displaying your prints for best results. (more…)

ILFORD Hints and Tips | Using a Paper Profile

atlas_313x213One of the most often asked questions I get is how to set the printer driver for printing using a paper profile.  Here’s the way it works:

  1. Let Photoshop or Lightroom manage colors. If you let the printer manage colors there’s no way to control what paper profile your printer is using. To choose what profile you want to use choose this setting.
  2. Select the printer profile you want to use! Be sure the profile you’re using is the correct option for the paper, printer, and ink combination you’re using. (more…)

Turning Prints Into Revenue | Sell Wallspace

There are lots of great articles archived here on the ILFORD blog just waiting for you to discover them. Find them all on the “Articles” tab above! Here’s an excerpt from just one of them helping you turn prints into revenue.

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So how do you give yourself the best chance of making money from your prints in a fiercely competitive market? Firstly, think about your attitude when you’re talking to potential customers. Resist the urge to tell customers about the quality of the photographic tools you use. Materials including paper, while very important, are of the least concern to your client. Instead, adopt the approach of selling a carefully-crafted visual memory that lives in their home on their wall. Sell framed “moments” to your customers and they will not only come back for more, their friends and family will call you get the same experience. (more…)

ILFORD GALERIE | Devoted to Photographers

Devoted to PhotographersWe don’t make the ILFORD GALERIE range for photocopiers. Nor do we make paper for illustrators. ILFORD GALERIE is for photographers and for photographers only.

We love photography and for over 130 years, ILFORD has been dedicated to the technology of image-making. We’re here to stay. At our world-class facility in Switzerland we have a team of experts in all elements of photo printing, researching everything the way that dyes and inks interact with photo paper to the multi-layer GALERIE coatings; we develop photo paper for photographers around the world. (more…)

ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition Winner | Kai Joachim Kokott

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Featured on the ILFORD.com website this month is photographer Kai Joachim Kokott, the winner in our ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition. His captivating photo opened the door to getting to know this innovative photographer from Germany.

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Kai was kind enough to answer some questions for us so that we can introduce you to him and his work properly. One look at the photo he sent of himself let’s you know this is no ordinary photographer! With his business partner, Mirko Majchrzak, they collaborate to create amazing photos using various techniques including “light painting” and various other innovative techniques at FotoDesign-Kiel. Check out their website at FotoDesign-Kiel.de and find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/FotoDesignKiel.

ILFORD Blog: What got you interested in photography? (more…)

Focus on Nature Photo Contest

OutdoorContestOutdoor Photographer and ILFORD have teamed up to bring you an exciting NEW Focus on Nature Photo Contest for entries from the US. Please be sure to read the contest rules carefully.

This Focus On Nature contest is your opportunity to show us your best images of the subjects that inspire you and move you to share with others. Your photographs will become part of our contest gallery and compete for the contest prizes. Our readers and judges are eager to see your work. (more…)

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