Ilford Expands Galerie Prestige Range

September 20, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Photokina 2012 | 0 Comments |
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Ilford today unveiled the latest fine art inkjet papers to join its growing Galerie Prestige range. The 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. Built on a 270gsm media, Gold Mono Silk is the latest product to carry the Galerie Gold designation. The new 100%  rag Galerie Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth 330gsm and Gold Cotton Textured 330gsm products feature a traditional mould-made base from a traditional fine art paper mill and achieve best results with pigment based printers. Finally, the Galerie Prestige Fine Art Smooth and Fine Art Textured 220gsm papers compliment their Prestige Gold Cotton counterparts by offering a bright white base alternative capable of delivering excellent contrast and sharpness along with enhanced colours. All of the new Galerie Fine Art products will be available on shelves in January 2013.

Ilford Press Release

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

      Cologne,  Germany -  Photokina Hall 6.1, Stand D.011 - E0.10) – Thursday 20 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 Textured 220gsm

      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 20132.

      Rankin exhibition by Leica Camera AG is printed with ILFORD GALERIE Prestige media

      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.



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