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Print is Not Dead | Elinor Carucci on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk

Elinor Carucci talks about why she uses ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk

ILFORD Master Elinor Carucci is an Israeli born photographer living and working in New York City with her family. Her fine art photography of the most intimate moments of her family’s life has been shown in galleries all over the world and garnered many awards. Elinor has the uncanny ability to record split seconds of time that speak to us about the human condition. Her photos evoke emotion, they disturb,  they explain, and they confuse. While seemingly recording mundane slices of life her work speaks to us about the human condition and most especially about what it means to be in relationship with others.

ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre SilkHer new book “Mother“will publish in 2014 chronicling her and her children’s lives from her pregnancy through the first nine years of her twins lives. ” I have been photographing my children, Eden and Emmanuelle since I got pregnant in 2003,” she says. “I photograph as a mother, from a mother’s point of view, showing the different aspects of motherhood as I see it, the beautiful and the ugly, the magic and the frustration, the extremes that live side by side when you are a mother. I try to photograph them all.” (more…)

Enter ILFORD October Website Photo Competition

There are a few more days left to enter the ILFORD October Website Photo Competition. Since the launch of our new website earlier this year we’ve been running a monthly photo contest. The winner’s photo is featured on the home page of the ILFORD website for the month following. Imagine your photo on the ILFORD website! (more…)

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 Imaging Quality | CEO Paul Willems

ILFORD CEO Paul WillemsIn a video on, ILFORD Imaging CEO Paul Willems gives us an inside look at why ILFORD Imaging produces the highest quality inkjet paper for digital photographers.  “Starting way back in 1879 ILFORD was one of the pioneers in the industry,” says Willems. “We’ve always been at the forefront of pushing technology in the industry.” Staying close to our customers is what keeps ILFORD continually innovating by making investments in research and development. And ILFORD continues to innovate over 130 years later.

ILFORD Imaging R&D“Through our imaging science and coating technology, our products are universally compatible with any printer our customers may have,” says Willems. Customers expect the very best quality product and our users expect this from ILFORD.  Our customers also expect ease of use and that’s why ILFORD provides high quality printer profiles for the most popular photo printers in the industry for all of our inkjet media. “Making sure you get the best our of your equipment is really what we want to offer our customers.” (more…)

ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition – July 2012

August brings another opportunity for you to enter your photo in the ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition. Each month’s winner is featured for an entire month on

Stuart Shore featured on

This month’s winner is a beautiful photograph of a soaring owl by UK based wildlife and landscape photographer Stuart Shore. Here’s what Stuart’s website says about the photographer, “Born on the Isle of Wight and still here after 38 years. I have, since a young age, had a love for wildlife and nature. Watching Red Squirrels and wild birds in my Grand Parents woods and gardens were the catalyst that have fuelled my interest in the wildlife of the Isle of Wight, and it has given me the opportunity to enjoy the full diversity the Island has available. I spend many an hour in various locations around the Island and Hampshire area photographing much of its wildlife, nature and scenery, and I hope, over the next couple of years, to photograph many more of its wonders.” We certainly hope you will continue to capture these stunning photos. See more of Stuart Shore’s beautiful work at

Visit to see July’s winner. And get your favorite images ready to enter. You could be August’s featured photographer. It’s easy to enter! Visit the ILFORD Imaging Monthly Website Competition Group on Flickr. (more…)

ILFORD Sponsors Bosom Buddies: The Breast Auction Ever

ILFORD sponsors Bosom BuddiesThe cover feature of Resource Magazine‘s Summer 2012 issue is something special. “Breasts That Pop” features Henry Hargreaves photographs of breasts in 3D. In partnership with ILFORD and Gotham Imaging with all proceeds going to Young Survival Coalition, a breast cancer support group, Resource is putting on a great event called Bosom Buddies: The Breast Auction Ever.

Resource wanted to find a way to give back to the community while promoting the female form (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, 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 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 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!

How to Print Like an ILFORD Master | FREE Webinar

Originally held on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Josh Fischer, ILFORD Product Marketing Manager in the US, walks you through the full revised line of ILFORD inkjet media made especially for digital photographers. Josh is an expert on color management and gives you an overview of what it takes to print like an ILFORD Master.

This is a great week at ILFORD.  Be sure you get all the information as soon as it is rolled out by continuing to read the ILFORD blog. You’ll also get reminders for new blogs, webinars, and more be following @ILFORDImaging on Twitter and “Liking” ILFORD Imaging on Facebook.

Check out the archived webinar with Eddie Tapp and Joe Brady at Be sure to enter your photo in the ILFORD Monthly Website Competition on Flickr. Each month’s winner will be featured on the new ILFORD website at Get your photo entered today.

Stay tuned. It’s going to be a great week at ILFORD!


Visit ILFORD at WPPI and Follow ILFORD to WIN!

ILFORD WPPI GiveawayWe’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:

“Like” ILFORD Imaging on Facebook and “Share” one of our Facebook postings about WPPI and the contest


“Follow” us @ilfordimaging on Twitter and retweet this EXACT phrase. (copy and paste it into your Twitter feed) ->

Visit @ilfordimaging at WPPI booth 621 to enter “Follow ILFORD and Win!” #stepupfromtheordinary

You will also want to visit Sony Electronics at booth 421 where live photo shoots will be in progress during the ILFORD at WPPI 2012show 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.

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.

Be sure to keep reading the ILFORD blog. Be sure to “Like” ILFORD Imaging on Facebook and “Follow” @ILFORDImaging on Twitter to keep up on all the latest from ILFORD.