Press Release: Innovative ILFORD Rolls Revealed

Designed with cutting edge imaging technology, ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls are available now.

Press Release in full, as supplied by distributor:

Marly, Switzerland, 20 January, 2008 â?? ILFORD is pleased to announce their new GALERIE Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls are now available. Designed with cutting edge imaging technology and approved by professional photographers in acceptance tests worldwide, the new Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls will give professional photographers a new and versatile media.

Engineered by the ILFORD research and development team to include a new optically controlled nanoporous layer and redesigned base, GALERIE Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls empower professional photographers with the high performance media they need to achieve their desired results. The new GALERIE rolls are fully compatible with the latest inkjet printers, including the new HP Z3200 and Epson 7900 /9900, providing photographers with greater choice and further artistic flexibility.

Created for professional photographers, and using the latest in digital imaging technology, the GALERIE Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls feature several new characteristics including:

Optically controlled, nanoporous technology coating

Having fully explored the imaging possibilities of nanoporous particles, and re-optimised the coated layer, photographers can now get the best possible results from the latest wide-format, aqueous inkjet printers. The new, more transparent layer reduces light scatter giving cleaner highlights, deeper shadows, more open mid-tones and improved sharpness.

Innovative base, optimising weight, flexibility and opacity

More compacted fibres translate to greater opacity and flexibility for the 290gsm paper weight. This new base will transport easily through all current inkjet printersâ?? capabilities whilst retaining the feel of a true photographic paper. The base also has a cleaner, more natural white tint, presenting a superb canvas for the image.

Full printer compatibility – The new media has a colour gamut that will fully exploit the benefits of the latest wide-format, aqueous inkjet printers. This media is fully capable of exploiting the performance of such printers while remaining compatible with future technological developments.

Up to date optimised ICC profiles, available at

In addition to combining the latest in imaging technology, the ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls have passed acceptance tests by leading professional photographers worldwide.
â??Following great work from our R & D team and successful customer acceptance tests worldwide, we are pleased to launch our new Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls,â? shares Andrew Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director, ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH. â??At ILFORD, weâ??ve been delighted with the clear, crisp images and deep colour palate emphasized by the more natural white base of the GALERIE range. But for us, the new GALERIE rolls are truly ready for market following the rave reviews we have received. We design for professional photographers, and we succeed when we create their media of choice,â? finishes Stewart.

Product availability:

ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Gloss and Pearl will be available as 17�, 24�, 44� rolls plus 60� pearl rolls starting January 2009, 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, Trek-Tech,CamGrip, Magix 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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