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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…)

ILFORD Webinars | Get in on the Action!

Our first two webinars from ILFORD Imaging are now posted online for On Demand viewing.  You can check them out 24/7/365 at your convenience.  And you can go over the subject matter as many times as you like. You’ll find these webinar at www.ilford.com, click the Community tab and choose Webinars!

Our first webinar featured Eddie Tapp and Joe Brady in a live webinar called “ILFORD Master Eddie Tapp on Creating a Gallery Quality Print from Capture to Edit to Print.” This “live” conversation is about an hour and twenty minutes long and packed with all kinds of great info that you can use in your printing workflow.

Most recently Josh Fischer, ILFORD Product Marketing Manager in the US and an expert on colour management, presented another webinar designed to teach you about our new paper called ILFORD GALERIE Prestige and ILFORD GALERIE Premium. Josh talks about color management and getting the best prints possible. If you want to learn what makes ILFORD Prestige and ILFORD Premium special this is the webinar for you! The webinar is called “How to Print Like an ILFORD Master.”

To keep up with webinars planned for later this year check out FutureNow.ILFORD.com/Webinars. On August 2, 2012 at 1pm EDT/ 5pm GMT a live webinar called Choosing a Paper Surface for your Photographs will be offered. Host Joe Brady will walk you through questions like this:

  • How and for whom will the image be presented?
  • Will it be mounted or framed?
  • Will it be behind glass? Spray coated? Laminated?
  • What type of environment and light will illuminate the print?

Understanding the options available and how to best present your photographs will have a big effect on the print’s impact, mood and message. Spend some time with Joe so that you can make the best decision and deliver images that will thrill your clients and keep them coming back for more!

Enjoy the ILFORD webinars and be sure to check out FutureNow.ILFORD.com for lots of information, articles, videos, photographer interviews, and much more. Get in depth info on the new Prestige and Premium inkjet photo papers and have fun while you’re learning.  You’ll be glad you did!

ILFORD’s New Family of Fine Art Inkjet Photo Paper

The introduction of ILFORD GALERIE Prestige and ILFORD GALERIE Premium inkjet photo papers for photographers is and exciting development for everyone who enjoys seeing a fine photograph in a real life print that you can see and feel and even smell, in the case of Gold Fibre Silk’s baryta base! Here’s an overview to help with understanding exactly what has changed and what hasn’t changed.

ILFORD GALERIE Prestige

Prestige is a 5 star fine art paper line that rivals any media available for fine art photographic printing. The well known ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk is still the Rolls Royce of the Prestige line. Nothing at all has changed for this paper except it’s now in the way cool black boxes.  This is the same 310 gsm baryta base that you’ve come to know and love. Rumors of it’s demise were very premature.  It’s here, it’s the same, so just keep on with this great paper.   The Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss surfaces continue in the GALERIE Prestige line but with some added weight. Both of these papers were previously 290 gsm weight. In the Prestige line these two great surfaces are increased to 310 gsm weight giving them extra body and a rich feel that fine art printers are sure to love. This increase gives your fine art and production prints the look and feel they deserve whether it’s a family portrait that will be handed down for generations or a curatable print that you’re selling to a gallery or museum. The next new paper in the Prestige line is not a paper at all. It’s a film based media called GALERIE Prestige Smooth High Gloss. Remember ILFOCHROME or even Cibachrome?  That’s the look you’ll get with this metallic-like surface that provides a wide color gamut and a super high gloss surface. There are more fine art surfaces available in rolls so check them out at ILFORD.com

ILFORD GALERIE Premium

The new GALERIE family papers also include two surfaces in a Premium 4 1/2 star paper. There are two surfaces, Glossy and Lustre, available in these 270 gsm papers ideal for proofing, for students, or for anyone who wants a high quality photo paper at an economy price. Have a listen to ILFORD product manager Joshua Fischer go over Prestige and Premium in this new video.

Ron Martinsen Reviews ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl

Lots of folks are beginning to talk about the new ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet papers.  Last week Ron Martinsen published an in depth review of Prestige Smooth Pearl. Noting that this new version of the tried and true Smooth Pearl is heavier (310 gsm vs. 290 gsm previously) he talks about the feeling of substance he experienced using Prestige Smooth Pearl. “[W]hen your charging a premium price for your work, the customer expects to hold a paper that feels substantial,” says Martinsen. “This product accomplishes that fine art paper feel which helps it to really earn the name Prestige.”

ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl Inkjet Photo Paper

New ILFORD GALERIE Prestige packaging easily recognizable from your photo supplier

Ron includes gamut maps and other analysis of the new Prestige Smooth Pearl paper. He details his testing model and provides screen shots showing all his settings. Settings for Photoshop and Lightroom 4 to utilize the appropriate profile for the paper are also included. So be sure to read the entire review.

Ron Martinsen’s popular Ronmartblog.com is a wealth of information on all things photography. Ron’s ebook “Printing 101Notebook: An Introduction to Fine Art Photography Printing”would be a great addition to your printing library.  It passes along all the things he learned as he was perfecting his printing skills.  Ron Martinsen REVIEW: ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl Photo PaperClick on the title of the book to learn more. CLICK HERE read Ron Martinsen’s REVIEW: Ilford Galerie Prestige Smooth Pearl Photo Paper.

Visit FutureNow.ILFORD.com to learn about the new Prestige and Premium photo papers from ILFORD. From a cross reference chart for previous packaging to the new papers to articles and lots of videos Future Now has it all. Experience your Future Now with ILFORD GALERIE Prestige and ILFORD GALERIE Premium inkjet papers for photographers.