Press Release: ILFORD receives TIPA award at Photokina for Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper

Ilford Gallerie

GALERIE GOLD Fibre Silk continues to set the standard in digital inkjet technology

Marly, Switzerland, 21 October, 2008 â?? Digital imaging specialist, ILFORD, collected its award for Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper at Photokina 2008. Presented by Europe’s most celebrated photo and imaging panel, the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards, ILFORD GALERIE GOLD was the only inkjet media to be recognised in a total of thirty-six award categories.

Lars Sommerhäuser, Chief Operating Officer of ILFORD, was presented the prize by the TIPA Chairman, Mr. Thomas Gerwers, on Tuesday, 23rd of September in the presence of some of Europe’s leading professional photographers and press.

“This win is hugely important for ILFORD,â? said Mr. Sommerhäuser. â??ILFORD has a heritage of groundbreaking imaging products and these awards prove that the company remains at the forefront of meeting customer needs and technological developments. The reaction we have received from professional photographers around the world is testament in itself to the quality of this outstanding product,â? he concluded.

ILFORD GALERIE GOLD Fibre Silk is a 310gsm inkjet media featuring a traditional barium sulphate (baryta) base. The baryta enhances the media surface which gives the creamy whites and velvety blacks that form part of the unique look and feel of a true fibre print; the standard amongst art photographers worldwide. The media also produces real high definition images with an extended tonal range, making it a must for exhibition quality images ranging from vivid colour to dramatic black and whites.

ILFORD GALERIE GOLD Fibre Silk is available in the UK through JP Distribution.

About the TIPA Awards

TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) was founded in 1991 as an independent, non-profit Association of European photo and imaging magazines. With 27 member magazines from 11 countries, TIPA is the largest and most influential photo and imaging press association in Europe. Each year, editors of member magazines vote for the â??Best Photo and Imaging Products in Europeâ? considering innovation, use of leading-edge technology, design/ergonomics, ease of use and price/performance.

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Alpine Innovations Moves to JP Distribution

JP Distribution have been chosen as the exclusive UK distributor for Alpine Innovations.

Alpine Innovations officially started in 2001 and since then has supplied a wide range of products to a long line of different markets including photography, fishing, golf, outdoor, eyewear and medical. JP Distribution will be adding two of Alpine’s patented products to the growing portfolio; Spudz and Camovers.

Spudz are available in a range of colour designs and sizes and prices start from as low as £2.99 Inc vat. What makes Spudz so convenient is the design. Unlike other lens cloths, the Spudz lens cloth stays attached to the inside of the storage pouch. The snap hook also provides an easy way to clip it to a keychain or camera bag and keep it available at all times.

Many photographers have already found Spudz to be an essential part of every photo shoot. Spudz will clean finger prints, moisture and dust particles from lenses gently because of the special Micro-Fibre cloth inside.

The latest addition to the Spudz range is a cleaning cloth that is also 18% grey so cleaning your lens and calibrating your camera have never been easier!

The Decisive Moment is a big fan – see our previous review of Spudz.

Camovers have been designed to work with the most popular compact digital cameras on the market today. The neoprene pouch offers complete protection from the elements and keeps it insulated from abrasive objects.

Just slip your camera’s wrist strap through the top hole in the pouch, pull your Camover down around your camera and start enjoying its convenient protection. They also include a 3″ x 4″ microfibre cloth attached inside the pouch and helps protect the LCD screen and cleaning your camera lens.

Press Release: ILFORD adds new product line to its renowned GALERIE media range – GALERIE Graphic

Ilford Galerie

Complementary specialist applications for the professional photographer

Marly, Switzerland, 29 September, 2008 – ILFORD announces today the expansion of its highly successful GALERIE media to include a new line: GALERIE Graphic.

Building on the already well established wide format GALERIE ranges; GALERIE Smooth (exceptional photographic image quality with pigment and dye ink printers) and GALERIE GOLD (TIPA award winning traditional baryta material) ranges, GALERIE Graphic has been created for professional photographers seeking more specialised media.

Available in rolls from 17″ to 44″, the GALERIE Graphic product line includes:

  • Self adhesive vinyl for indoor display applications such as wall graphics and posters
  • Backlit transparency material for light boxes which offers a wide and vibrant colour gamut
  • Pop-up display media to create eye catching, free standing graphics
  • Heavyweight matt paper for graphical texts and artworks
  • Ultra white pearl and gloss finishes for striking graphic images

The new range was developed to enable professional photographers to expand their portfolio and diversify their services. The media is compatible with photographers’ existing inkjet printers and the product is available in single rolls, so there is no unnecessary outlay in buying new stock. In addition, as with all GALERIE products, the quality is reinforced with ICC profiles available free of charge from

“All of our GALERIE media carries the GALERIE brand seal of approval, which means guaranteed high quality, time after time,” said Andrew Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director, ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH. “Photographers can work in confidence and offer new solutions to their customers, knowing that the range complements their existing media. In addition, GALERIE Graphic enables them to produce the consistently stunning results that they have come to associate with the name ILFORD.”


ILFORD GALERIE will be available in the UK from October 1st through JP Distribution.

JP Distribution:

JP Distribution is a successful division of Johnsons Photopia Ltd., an independent, privately owned company that can trace its roots back to 1743. JP Distribution is committed to providing an exclusive complimentary portfolio of leading brands for the professional and enthusiast photographer via a dedicated network of retail partners.

Mamiya, Sekonic, Lastolite, Gepe, Geimuplast, Billingham, PocketWizard, Peli and Schneider are all part of the JP Distribution brand portfolio.

JP Distribution is located in the heart of England at the company headquarters in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, where the company employs a wealth of experienced personnel with an unrivalled level of imaging knowledge, expertise and experience.

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Founded in 1879, ILFORD is a leading player in the development and manufacture of photo quality media for both inkjet printing and colour photographic processes. The ILFORD worldwide Digital Imaging and Colour Photo businesses, including the R&D and manufacturing operations in Switzerland, are owned by Oji Paper, Japan.

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, R&D, technical know-how and manufacturing capabilities.

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Press Release: Peli Release a New Line of Soft-Sided Bags

Peli Soft Sided Bags

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Peli, the manufacturer of the world famous Peli Protector Case has now introduced a complementary range of soft bags. The new Peli Soft bag range have padded inserts and are made from water resistant nylon ensuring that your equipment is always protected.

All Peli Soft Bags include a 5 year limited warranty.

The range includes:

Soft-Sided Bags (Prices from £44.99 Inc vat)

Designed to store and protect DSLRâ??s, lenses and accessories, they all feature expandable outer side pockets, interior and exterior mesh pockets. The comfortable carry handle with padded strap makes transporting your equipment much easier. The wheeled soft-sided cases are built with inline skate wheels and retractable locking handles which make them roll with ease.

Dâ??Exec Series (Prices from £99.99 Inc vat)

A versatile range of rolling and backpack cases capable of storing and protecting your DSLRâ??s, lenses, flashes and many more accessories. They feature two outer gusseted pockets for extra accessories and include multiple, folding padded dividers that allow you to customise your own setup.

RSV Series (Prices from £174.99 Inc vat)

These new lines of cases have been designed with the busy digital professional in mind. They are reliable, strong and versatile. They come complete with moveable dividers and feature a padded computer pocket to carry a full size laptop. They all come with a nylon storm cover and are fully airline compatible.

Tripod & Light Stand Cases (Prices from £26.99 Inc vat)

Made from 840D PVC coated nylon and feature side pockets for handles, cable releases and other accessories. The interior of the cases are lined with PVC 420D nylon for durability and padded with high-density foam for additional protection.

Individual press releases on the series are available that include pricing and dimensions.

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