Ilford Launches Galerie Gold Fibre Silk For Inkjet Printing

In line with the market transition from the darkroom to the digital arena, Ilford set itself the benchmark of producing the equivalent of a classic air-dried, gloss, black and white fiber based silver image print using current inkjet digital technology. The product that meets this benchmark is now available in the Galerie Brand Inkjet Line from Ilford and it is formally tagged as Galerie Gold Fibre Silk.

Galerie Gold Fibre Silk is a 310gsm inkjet media featuring a traditional barium sulfate (baryta) base. The baryta base enhances the media surface producing the creamy whites and velvety blacks that form part of the unique look and feel of a traditional fiber based 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 color to dramatic black and whites.

The assembly is completed by a backing layer, which ensures that the final printed image has minimal curl. Galerie Gold has been specifically designed with no unnecessary additives in the media to guarantee the image lasts and lasts just like a traditional photo print.

Just as traditional silver halide photographs demonstrate, extreme emotions can be captured in an image through warm or cold tones. These same results can be produced digitally, and Ilford has created specific recommendations on using filter factors to create 'digital toning'. Ranging from standard black and white, warm tone, cool tone and sepia to gold, selenium and blue, the only limit is the photographer's imagination. These filter factors together with custom ICC profiles are available for free on the website:

Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk will be available from October 2007, in the following sizes:
8.5"x11", 13"x19", 17"x22" in 10 and 50 sheet packs
17", 24" and 44" wide (40' long) rolls
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