Ilford inkjet paper was always known for its quality and ease of use, but it ran into financial problems leading to supply drying up. In 2014 C R Kennedy purchased the business and now, with production beginning flow we can now start supplying some of the best inkjet printing paper to photographers once again.
For those of you currently printing on 100% cotton rag then you will be pleased to see Gold Cotton Smooth back on sale, the ultimate fine art printing paper.
Printers and photographers in NSW who want to try a sample or are interested in seeing what Ilford has to offer can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who don't remember or who haven't used Ilford before here is a brief rundown on the three most popular papers-
Gallerie Smooth Pearl and Gloss-
GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and Pearl paper features the very latest HDR (High Dynamic Range) optically clear coating and coupled with recent advancements in inkjet receiving layer design, makes this the reference media for producing images with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut.
The high-density, resin coated heavyweight base and smooth "bright white" gloss finish creates the look and feel of a superior photographic print. With the added benefit of being “touch dry” from the printer, this gloss media is the “choice of professionals”.
Smooth Gloss and Pearl is compatible with all high quality dye and pigment based inkjet printers.
Gold Fibre Silk-
GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk features an inkjet layer coated directly onto a true baryta (barium sulphate) layer and fibre base to produce images with exceptional gamut for vivid colour reproduction as well as creamy whites and velvety blacks for the unique look of traditional silver halide photo paper.
The media creates high definition images with an extended tonal range and excellent archival properties making it a must for exhibition quality prints. This versatile media is perfect for colour images with vibrancy and depth or for producing a sympathetic re-creation of a traditional black and white image. As with true black and white images, the photographer can create the look of chemically toned sepia, gold, selenium and blue images but unlike chemical toning, the number of variations are only limited by the photographer’s imagination.
Gold Fibre Silk is compatible with both pigment and dye based printers. However for optimum results the use of pigment inks is recommended*.
*Free to download ICC profiles are available to optimise the image quality achievable from pigment inks. If dye inks are used they may produce images with reduced colour gamut.
Gold Cotton Smooth-
GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton papers lead the way for professional fine art printing. With a textured and smooth offering, these mould made, 100% cotton rag papers have been crafted specifically to meet the needs of fine art photographers who want the confidence that the media they use will deliver accurate and dynamic results time after time.
With no optical brighteners and the longevity and image stability required for the very best in fine art printing, Gold Cotton Smooth is the perfect choice for crisp detail while Gold Cotton Textured features a contoured surface for more creative expression.
These additions to the Prestige line-up meet the exacting standards required to receive the ‘Gold’ moniker and feature surfaces that can stand up to any artistic vision while ensuring vivid, archival-quality image rendition for portfolios, prints-for-sale, as well as gallery and museum-quality prints.
Gold Cotton Smooth is available in sheets and rolls and is compatible with pigment based printers.
Technical specifications and size availability are subject to change.
For more information go to www.ilford.com.au
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