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ILFORD Imaging Photo Plus Expo Wrap Up

ILFORD Imaging at Photo Plus ExpoWe’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 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.

Inside Photo Plus Expo with ILFORD Imaging

ILFORD at Photo Plus Expo

Here's a shot of the booth after the show closed

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 at Lieca for Photo Plus ExpoILFORD 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.

EJ Camp on ILFORDBeautiful 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!


ILFORD Imaging at Photo Plus Expo

If you’re in or around New York city this week come on over to the Jacob Javits Center and visit ILFORD ImagingPhoto Plus Expo and WPPI NYC is happening October 27-29, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Centre. We’ll be at booth #1036. Come on by and please be sure to tell us you saw us on the ILFORD blog!

We’ll be posting info here all week.  Please be sure to keep reading for your inside look at ILFORD Imaging at Photo Plus Expo! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ILFORDimaging and “Like” us on Facebook at ILFORD Imaging. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter during the 27-30 October to be entered into a draw to win a range of GALERIE media. There will be one prize for each so why not follow us on both!



ILFORD Prints at Leica Event Photo Plus Expo

ILFORD GALERIE at Leica S2 Event Photo Plus ExpoILFORD is pleased to announce our sponsorship of a wonderful event during Photo Plus Expo in NYC October 27 and 28, 2011. You are invited to join Leica Camera along with sponsors ILFORD, X-Rite, Profoto, foto care, and ASMP for this two day event featuring the Leica S-System. Gain hands on experience with Leica’s medium-format solution: the S2 and S-Series lenses.

Professional photographer EJ Camp will be displaying portraits and seascapes on ILFORD GALERIE inkjet paper. Complimentary photographic prints will be made as part of the “hands on” experience on ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl inkjet paper.

The event will be held at Sun West Studios, 450 W. 31st St, 10th Floor, NY, NY.  Below is a schedule of events.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

12:30-1:00pm    Ian MacDonald-Smith presents: Using X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

2:00-3:00pm Playboy Photographer Jarmo Pohjanlemi: Live Shoot

3:30-4:00pm Brenda Hipsher presents: Color Management Solutions from X-Rite

4:30-5:00pm Presentation by Leica Camera AG Product Manager

5:00-6:00pm Open Shoot

Friday, October 28, 2011

12:30-1:00pm    Ian MacDonald-Smith presents: X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

2:00-3:00pm Playboy Photographer Jarmo Pohjanlemi: Live Shoot

3:30-4:00pm Brenda Hipsher presents: Color Management Solutions from X-Rite

4:30-5:00pm Presentation by Leica Camera AG Product Manager

5:00-6:00pm Open Shoot

Come on by and enjoy beautiful photographs by EJ Camp on ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers. Check out her work at and  Learn about color management solutions from X-Rite, see a live shoot, hear Leica Product Managers, and have an opportunity to shoot for yourself.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


Photo Plus Expo and WPPI NYC Attendees | Free ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk Prints

ILFORD at Photo Plus Expo and WPPI NYCJust in time for Photo Plus Expo and WPPI NYC, ILFORD has announced an opportunity for a lucky 100 photographers to pick up  16×20 ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk prints. The prints will be available for pickup at ILFORD booth #1036 at Photo Plus Expo during the show.

ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk Inkjet PaperPhoto Plus Expo and WPPI NYC will be held October 27-29, 2011 at the Javits Center in New York NY. To demonstrate the professional quality printing capabilities of its ILFORD GALERIE range, which will be on display throughout the event in booth #1036, ILFORD offered  free 16×20 inch prints to the first 100 professional photographers that submitted their favorite image to the company’s secure FTP site by September 24, 2011. Produced on ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk paper by ILFORD image specialists at its state-of-the-art facilities in Switzerland, these prints are certain to hold up to even the most exacting scrutiny.

Available only to attendees of Photo Plus Expo 2011 and WPPI NYC, this offer will present the lucky 100 photographers with an exciting opportunity to view their images on the ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk inkjet photo media which recently received high print permanence ratings from Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory. Results showed that ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss media achieved a very high level of overall Print Permanence and Dark Storage Stability Ratings. When printed with HP Vivera pigment inks, the papers were found to withstand fading and yellowing for more than 250 years in archival album or dark storage conditions, and are stable for more than 200 years when displayed under glass. The Smooth papers also demonstrated a “very high” resistance to high humidity.

“ILFORD media is crafted by our in-house development team to provide our customers with the capability to accurately and vividly depict their artistic vision,” said Jane Dixon, Director of Global Marketing for ILFORD. “We’re confident that the ILFORD GALERIE range will produce fine art-quality prints that will leave show attendees awestruck, and as the results of the recent Wilhelm Institute demonstrate, many generations to follow as well.”

For busy professional photographers, ILFORD GALERIE media provides a hassle-free printing solution that delivers the consistent results they require. To ensure the most accurate renderings, photographers can rely on the free ICC Profiles that have been created by the company’s in-house print technicians and are available for download through the ILFORD website.

Make plans to attend Photo Plus Expo and WPPI NYC and visit ILFORD at booth #1036 to learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk and other ILFORD GALERIE inkjet papers for photographers.  See you there!