THE GALERIE PRESTIGE EVOLUTION CONTINUES
WITH A FINE ART REVOLUTION
- ILFORD expands award-winning range of GALERIE Prestige inkjet photo papers
- ILFORD develops brand new inkjet media specifically for creating black and white prints
- Limited edition packaging features the work of world-renowned photographer Sebastiaõ Salgado
- New 100% cotton rag fine art products, with traditional mould-made base as well as new bright white products introduced to the range
- ILFORD ICC profiles developed for new Canon printers launched at photokina
Cologne, Germany – Photokina Hall 6.1, Stand D.011 – E0.10) – Wednesday 19 September, 2012 – ILFORD, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for both inkjet printing and colour photographic processes, today unveiled the latest fine art inkjet papers to join its growing top-of-the-line range of award-winning GALERIE Prestige media.
Crafted to meet the needs of fine art professionals, the new line-up features surfaces that can stand up to any exacting artistic vision while ensuring vivid, archival-quality image rendition for portfolios, prints-for-sale, as well as gallery and museum-quality prints. All of the latest offerings will be on display throughout Photokina 2012 in the ILFORD stand located at Hall 6.1, Stand D.011/E0.10, and more detail on each are available on the ILFORD website at http://www.ilford.com.
GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk
GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk is a true black and white media for inkjet printers, allowing photographers specialising in monochrome photography to achieve inkjet prints reminiscent of those they developed in the traditional darkroom era. The paper has an acid-free and lignin-free fibre base which simulates the structure of a traditional silver halide black and white photographic paper. Backed by over 130 years of imaging excellence and know how in both digital and analogue printing, ILFORD has blended the two mediums to offer this step forward in digital imaging technology.
In developing GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk, ILFORD has taken into account all of the elements that make the perfect monochrome image. The product offers seamless contrast and transition between shadow and highlight areas thanks to the unique ILFORD nanoporous coating layer technology. Coupled with exceptional Dmax and Dmin values, the paper is capable of delivering deep, rich blacks and bright whites. Built on a 270gsm media, Gold Mono Silk is the latest product to carry the GALERIE Gold designation which positions it at the apex of ILFORD’s top-of-the-line GALERIE Prestige range (5 stars).
Available in various sheet and roll dimensions, and fully-compatible with both pigment and dye-based printers, the Gold Mono Silk will be initially offered in limited-edition A3 packaging that will feature the work of world-renowned photographer Sebastiaõ Salgado. The new product can be ordered immediately and will be available on shelves in November 2012.
GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth 330gsm & Gold Cotton Textured 330gsm
The new 100% rag GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth and Gold Cotton Textured products lead the way within the GALERIE range in meeting the needs of professional fine art printers. Featuring a traditional mould-made base from a traditional fine art paper mill, print-makers can rely on the new products for portfolios, prints-for-sale, as well as gallery and museum-quality prints.
With no optical brighteners and the longevity, image stability and a matt surface required for the very best in fine art printing, Gold Cotton Smooth is offered as the perfect choice for crisp detail, while Gold Cotton Textured features a contoured surface for more creative expression. Gold Cotton Smooth and Gold Cotton Textured are available in sheets and rolls and achieve best results with pigment based printers.
GALERIE Prestige double-sided Fine Art Smooth 220gsm & Fine Art
GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Smooth and Fine Art Textured paper compliment their Prestige Gold Cotton counterparts by offering a bright white base alternative capable of delivering excellent contrast and sharpness along with enhanced colours.
Created from an alpha-cellulose base with the latest advances in matt coating layer technology, these products offer double-sided print quality and a choice of either a smooth or textured surface. These new products allow professional and enthusiast fine art photographers and printers to achieve the artistic interpretation of an image by drawing out sharp crisp details or adding a textured look and feel to the final print.
Fine Art Smooth and Fine Art Textured are available in sheets and rolls and are compatible with both pigment and dye based printers. All four new GALERIE Fine Art products will be available on shelves in January 2012.
Rankin exhibition by Leica Camera AG is printed with ILFORD GALERIE
Leica Camera AG appears at this year’s photokina in Hall 1 with a unique exhibition concept, presenting a series of works by internationally acclaimed photographers. These include award-winning British photographer Rankin, who is famed around the world for his compelling portraits. Rankin presents 15 images measuring approximately 40 x 60 inches, all printed on the TIPA Award winning, ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss 310gsm media.
ILFORD ICC profiles available for brand new Canon introductions
ILFORD is pleased to have worked with Canon to develop ICC profiles for with use six of the company’s brand new printers being introduced during photokina. The ICC profiles will be available for free at www.ilford.com and will maximise results when using the new and existing GALERIE papers on the latest Canon printers. During photokina the new Canon introductions, which total two new desktop printers and five large format printers, will be demonstrated in the Canon space in Hall 3.2 using ILFORD media. Meanwhile, the ILFORD stand D.011 – E.010 in Hall 6.1 will feature one of the new Canon Large Format models, the iPF6450, plus a Canon PIXMA Pro-1 and the brand new Pro-100, showcasing the impressive results produced by the printers when using GALERIE media.
ILFORD ICC profiles are available for printing equipment from a range of manufacturers and are free to download 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.
“With a host of new products on offer and the development of ICC profiles for the latest printers, ILFORD is continuing to react closely to the evolving demands of the photographer.” Said Jane Dixon, Director of Global Marketing for ILFORD Imaging. “Our brand new products give a clear signal to photographers that inkjet printing can be relied upon by discerning image makers who demand only the very best prints. With excellent feedback produced following initial customer acceptance tests of the new papers, we can’t wait to introduce them to photographers all over the world.”
Founded in 1879, ILFORD is a leading player in the development and manufacture of photo quality media and other consumables for both inkjet printing and color photographic processes. The worldwide digital imaging and color photographic businesses, which include R&D and manufacturing operations in Switzerland, are owned by Paradigm Global Partners LLP. ILFORD hosts its U.S. sales operations from its offices in Avon, CT.
The ILFORD name is well established in the history of imaging and today continues to be associated with cutting edge technology thanks to its strong links to the photo imaging marketplace, research and development, technical know-how and manufacturing capabilities. For more information on ILFORD, please visit http://www.ilford.com/