Our Printing Papers


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.


GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk is a true black and white media for inkjet printers allowing photographers specialising in monochrome photography to achieve stunning images reminiscent of darkroom prints.
Fans of traditional black & white products no longer need a darkroom to bring to life their black and white prints. The contrast and transition between shadow and highlight areas is seamless thanks to the unique ILFORD nanoporous coating layer technology and coupled with exceptional Dmax and Dmin values, Gold Mono Silk is capable of delivering deep, rich blacks and bright whites.

GALERIE Prestige Smooth Cotton Rag 100% Cotton fourdriner-made rag papers lead the way within the range in meeting the needs of professional fine art printers. Photographers and print-makers alike can rely on these new papers to produce the highest quality images they have come to know and love from ILFORD.
With no optical brighteners and the longevity, image stability and a clean matt surface required for the very best in fine art printing, Smooth Cotton Rag is offered as the perfect choice for crisp detail, while the Textured Cotton range features a contoured surface for enhanced creative expression.

GALERIE Prestige Smooth 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 pearl finish not only eliminate glare and fingerprints but with its natural photographic white tint, produce prints with the true look and feel of a photograph. For outstanding imaging performance, combined with the benefit of “touch dry” from the printer, this pearl surface media is the “choice of professionals”.

Archival Information

ILFORD media are manufactured using raw materials of the highest quality and purity that do not contribute to colour degradation and preserve the longevity of the inks.

Based on the rigorous testing methods outlined, the ILFORD research and development team have produced a reference guideline which photographers can apply to the type of work that is being produced and the type of ink that is being used.

All testing was done using daylight and all prints were unlaminated, similar to conditions specified in other test labs. The test corresponds to prints on display without protection.

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  1. One lux is equal to the illumination produced by one lumen falling on a surface of one square metre.
  2. The tests simulate the lighting conditions (225 / 450 / 2000 lux, 12 hours daylight / 12 hours night) and the longevity is calculated accordingly.
  3. Original Equipment Manufacturers ink is used in all testing.