New Ilford Galerie Profiles for Latest Canon Printers
Ilford has announced that ICC profiles to maximise results when using the Ilford Galerie range of print media on the latest Canon printers are available for free at the Ilford website. Thanks to the Ilford ICC profiles, professional photographers using Galerie media with the new Canon printers (to wit, the imagePROGRAF iPF6300S and iPF8300S models) can take full advantage of the colour possibilities. The wide colour gamut achieved includes superb blacks, clear whites and rich jewel tones for sharp contrast and vivid images, the company says.
Ilford Press Release
New ILFORD GALERIE profiles for the latest CANON printers
Achieve premium results on the new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300S and iPF8300S printers with free ILFORD ICC profiles
Avon, CT & Marly, Switzerland, May 23, 2011 - ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH, long recognized for creating innovative, quality photographic materials, today announced that ICC profiles to maximise results when using the innovative ILFORD GALERIE range on the latest Canon printers are available for free at http://www.ilford.com. The new profiles ensure results are consistent and colors are breathtaking, making the premium GALERIE media and Canon printers an impressive combination.
The new Canon large format printers employ the company’s renowned 8-color LUCIA EX pigment ink system to provide the perfect balance between quality, productivity and total cost of ownership. In addition, both the iPF6300S and the iPF8300S feature higher print speeds and broad workflow compatibility for an enhanced printing process.
Designed to meet the needs of today’s professional inkjet marketplace, ILFORD GALERIE offers a variety of cutting edge media perfect for the new Canon printers. From the traditional baryta based GALERIE Gold to the instant dry Smooth media, the GALERIE range promises to please demanding professional photographers working with the most up to date systems.
Thanks to the ILFORD ICC profiles, professional photographers using GALERIE media with the new Canon printers can take full advantage of the color possibilities. The wide color gamut achieved includes superb blacks, clear whites and rich jewel tones for sharp contrast and vivid images. Neutral colors remain realistic for printed portraits that showcase both natural and flattering tones.
ILFORD ICC profiles offer the added advantage of consistent image results. Professional photographers can rely on these settings to guarantee optimal images on their first round of printing. Subsequent prints will be equally as impressive thanks to the carefully defined settings.
A detailed ReadMe file is available in the profile download section of the ILFORD website, offering easy to use step-by-step instructions. The carefully defined printer settings created by technicians on the ILFORD Research and Development team override standard settings to ensure optimal print results with the entire GALERIE range.
“At ILFORD, we research, design and create with the professional photographer in mind,” begins Marion Meissner, Leader of Print and Test Service at ILFORD. “In this competitive industry it is important to keep up with the latest developments, and we are committed to updating our ICC profiles to match the most innovative printers on the market. When using the new Canon printers and GALERIE media in conjunction with the ILFORD ICC profiles, professional photographers are empowered with the precision it takes to achieve print results that are truly breathtaking”.
About ILFORD GALERIE: GALERIE Professional Inkjet range is designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of today’s professional inkjet marketplace. ILFORD is dedicated to developing products that deliver superior images and with GALERIE combines state-of-the-art inkjet technology with more than a century of experience in the craft of image making. To provide the right tools for a variety of applications, ILFORD GALERIE is available in three distinct versions – GOLD, SMOOTH and GRAPHIC.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.: Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2010 list. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at http://www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting http://www.usa.canon.com/rss.
About ILFORD: 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 colour photographic processes. The worldwide digital imaging and colour photographic businesses, which include the R&D and manufacturing operations in Switzerland, are owned by Paradigm Global Partners LLP.
The ILFORD name is well established in the history of imaging and today it 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.