Future Now On the cutting edge of photography for over 100 years
ILFORD invites you to experience future now. Join us to read, listen and watch why professional photographers reply on our premium inkjet papers every day.
VIDEO: ILFORD Master – Elinor Carucci on the Vitality of Prints in Fine Art

VIDEO: ILFORD Master - Elinor Carucci on the Vitality of Prints in Fine Art

Join renowned fine art photographer Elinor Carucci as she invites us in for an intimate look at her process, and how she chose to print on GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk for her exhibitions.
VIDEO: Hallmark Portfolio Review

VIDEO: Hallmark Portfolio Review

Each year, Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, MA has a rigorous portfolio review for every student of the 10 month intensive commercial photography course. All of the prints are made on ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl. Learn how and why Hallmark chooses to review and send their students into the world of professional photography.
ARTICLE: Experience Paper

ARTICLE: Experience Paper

We're serious. When do you last remember being in love with paper? Thickness counts when you are selling photography. Holding and touching a print is an experience for art buyers, clients and more. It's the final form of your craft.
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VIDEO: Extreme Fine Art by Mark Fisher of Fisher Creative

VIDEO: Extreme Fine Art by Mark Fisher of Fisher Creative

Join one of PDN's 30, Mark Fisher, as he reveals his approach and insights about photographing some of the world's most extreme action sports and lifestyles with an eye for light and beauty that brings new vision and art to the craft.
EVENT VIDEO: "Luster" Fine Art Prints

EVENT VIDEO: "Luster" Fine Art Prints

Exclusively Curated, Completely Collectible
"We believe that everyone should be able to collect great art. We believe we’ve found a way to make it happen, without compromising creativity or quality. That's why every single print we make is on ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk." - Jodie Steen
Frank Armstrong on ILFORD GALERIE Inkjet Papers

Frank Armstrong on ILFORD GALERIE Inkjet Papers

Frank Armstrong helps run the digital program at Clark University in addition to being a wonderful photographer. Read article and watch video of Armstrong to understand why he recommends ILFORD GALERIE Prestige to all his students.
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Devoted to Photographers

ARTICLE: Devoted to Photographers

We don't make paper for copiers. Nor do we make paper for illustrators. We make paper for photographers and for photographers only. And we have always been focused on the innovations that make ILFORD photographers cutting-edge artists using the highest quality materials and processes.
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Eric Meola and Gold Fibre Silk

ILFORD Master - Eric Meola and Gold Fibre Silk

Read an exclusive interview with ILFORD Master Eric Meola where he discusses his passion for Gold fibre Silk with ILFORD blogger Brenda Hipsher.
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VIDEO: ILFORD\'s Dedication to Photographic Innovation

VIDEO: ILFORD's Dedication to Photographic Innovation

Join Paul Willems, CEO of ILFORD Imaging, as he reveals the imaging science and coating technologies behind ILFORD's photo inkjet paper and takes you on a tour of the foundations that make ILFORD the premier choice for professional photographers for over 130 years.
GALERIE Cross-Referencing Chart

GALERIE Cross-Referencing Chart

Same great products - new packaging! This PDf will show you the new look of your GALERIE Prestige boxes.
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ARTICLE: Battle of the Barytas

ARTICLE: Battle of the Barytas

The newest buzz word in inkjet printing paper is Baryta. While it may be new to the 21st Century digital printing world it actually has its roots in high quality B&W printing papers from our past...
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ARTICLE: Permanence

ARTICLE: Permanence

Exhibition Quality, Long-Life Prints. Do your prints last 200 years? Ours do.
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VIDEO: ILFORD Master - Eddie Tapp

VIDEO: ILFORD Master - Eddie Tapp

Master of light, Photoshop and printing Eddie Tapp stopped by our studios and gave us a window into his creativity and why and how he considers the print to be the single most important part of a photographer's process.
Depths of Blacks

ARTICLE: How Deep Is Your Black?

Since photography began, photographers and scientists have devoted many decades of research to rendering the perfect black in photographic prints. Find out why it’s so important.
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Fine Art Photography

ARTICLE: Fine Art Photography

With over 130 years of image-making expertise, ILFORD understands the fine art photographer well. We know that if you're a fine art photographer, you never really stop taking pictures. Find out more about why ILFORD's GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk is gallery-preferred.
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VIDEO: Gotham Imaging and ILFORD

VIDEO: Gotham Imaging and ILFORD

Join premier NYC fine art printers Gotham Imaging as they speak about why they choose pigment printing over chemistry, what their clientele prefer and what it takes to be one of the most highly-regarded printers in a competitive city.
GALERIE Prestige Smooth offerings expanded to 310GSM

GALERIE Prestige Smooth offerings expanded to 310GSM

ILFORD expands pro-level GALERIE Prestige and newly-defined Premium lines with introduction of archival quality photo papers
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Turn your prints into revenue

ARTICLE: Turn your prints into revenue

If you shoot commercially, the most compelling reason to print your images lies in enhancing your business revenue. Find out what a difference GALERIE can make to your business.
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VIDEO: Overview of ILFORD's New Family of Fine Art Inkjet Papers

VIDEO: Overview of ILFORD's New Family of Fine Art Inkjet Papers

Curious about all of the improvements we've made to our expanded line of inkjet papers? Problem solved! Watch along as Joshua Fisher talks us though the all of the new and improved papers.
VIDEO: Print Is Not Dead

VIDEO: Print Is Not Dead

For those of you who missed the premier of our "Print is Not Dead" trailer at the RETV Launch Party we have uploaded it for your viewing pleasure. Check it out as we give you sneak peak in to the world of Gotham Imaging, little known or long forgotten photographic techniques and the NY fine art photography scene. Stay tuned for episode 1...coming soon!
VIDEO: Print Is Not Dead - Episode 1 Part 2 - The Wet Plate Collodion Process

VIDEO: Print Is Not Dead - Episode 1 Part 2 - The Wet Plate Collodion Process

The boys from Gotham are back. This time they get their hands dirty learning about the wet plate collodion process with photographer Lisa Elmaleh. See for yourself how the boys handle being in the darkroom/ trunk of Lisa's car and what happens when Peter and Ryan inhale a few too many darkroom fumes.
VIDEO: Print Is Not Dead - Episode 2 - Traditional Darkroom to Digital Prints with Elinor Carucci

VIDEO: Print Is Not Dead - Episode 2 - Traditional Darkroom to Digital Prints with Elinor Carucci

In this episode we meet photographer Elinor Carucci and discuss her journey from traditional darkroom printing to printing digitally with Gotham for her show "Born" at Sasha Wolf Gallery.
VIDEO: Print Is Not Dead - Episode 3 - Scanning and printing polaroids with Robert Whitman

VIDEO: Print Is Not Dead - Episode 3 - Scanning and printing polaroids with Robert Whitman

Sex, drugs and rock and roll... and polaroids? Photographer Robert Whitman survived the 80's and he's got the photos to prove it.
VIDEO: ILFORD Galerie Gold Fibre Silk

VIDEO: ILFORD Galerie Gold Fibre Silk

Joshua Fischer explains why ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk is the photgraphers' choice for curatable and collectable prints as well as for archival family memories that will be passed down for generations.
The GALERIE Photographer

ARTICLE: The GALERIE Photographer

With over 130 years of image-making expertise, photographers of all kinds trust in ILFORD to create the highest quality digital inkjet prints. No matter what kind of photographer you are, there is a GALERIE product for you. Take a look at the options below to find your perfect GALERIE match.
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ILFORD: Turning points in technology

1879

Analogue imaging science

Analogue imaging science

ILFORD, one of the most established brands in the photographic industry, is founded by Alfred Hugh Harman as Britannia Works. From humble beginnnings making Gelatine Dry Plates in the basement of his house, ILFORD went on to develop high precision, multi-layer coatings for photographic media.
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ILFORD, one of the most established brands in the photographic industry, is founded by Alfred Hugh Harman as Britannia Works. From humble beginnnings making Gelatine Dry Plates in the basement of his house, ILFORD went on to develop high precision, multi-layer coatings for photographic media. ILFORD experts at this time were able to grow silver halide crystals and prepare emulsion and solution to create coatings. As is still true today, ILFORD also had expertise in the way that dyes react with photographic media, with capabilities including the ability to synthesise photo dyes.
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1945

Analogue imaging science

The ILFORD works is hit in the "London Blitz" during WWII.

1963

The birth of Cibachrome

The birth of Cibachrome

ILFORD, working with Ciba AG, Switzerland, developed Ciba's dye-bleach print material to make prints directly from colour transparencies. Originally called Cilchrome ('Cil' derived from the names Ciba, ILFORD and Lumière) the eventual product name was Cibachrome and soon became the industry leader in photographic prints. Ciba built a new plant in Marly, Switzerland to coat Cibachrome (renamed ILFOCHROME in 1992) which is still home to ILFORD Imaging.

1985

Digital imaging revolution

Digital imaging revolution

The introduction of digital photography in 1985 represented a monumental change for the photographic industry. In response to this ILFORD inkjet media was born as the company began to use its multi-layer coating capabilities for coating media with polymer layers. The discovery of how inkjet media responded to printing was crucial and the ILFORD team of experts pioneered the synthesis of inkjet dyes and inks.

1997

New era of nanotechnology

New era of nanotechnology

Soon after inkjet photographic media was developed, another major change took place within photographic media, as polymer-based coating gave way to nanotechnology. In a transition almost as big as the move from analogue to digital, ILFORD began to develop nanoporous layers with metal oxide coatings and surface treatments, keeping ILFORD at the forefront of the digital imaging revolution.

2001

The nanotechnology evolution continues

The nanotechnology evolution continues

On the back of the launch of GALERIE Inkjet Photo papers and media in 2000, ILFORD progressed further into imaging by applying its expertise in nanotechnology to the development of functional films. It began to design hybrid multi-layer coatings, which employed nanoparticles and combined optical functions. The resulting offering to the imaging industry was high gamut, high gloss layers and multi-layer optical films.

2004

ILFORD Imaging celebrate 125 years of photographic manufacturing.

ILFORD Imaging celebrate 125 years of photographic manufacturing.

2012

ILFORD Imaging, Future Now

ILFORD Imaging,
Future Now

ILFORD is renowed for its best in class photographic inkjet media. 130 years of continued innovation and industry experience has allowed photographers the world over to realize their vision and creativity in print. The ILFORD GALERIE Prestige and Premium media ranges are the culmination of this experience, knowledge and passion to offer this generation of talented photographers the future, now.
Products Gold Fibre Silk

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.
 
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Smooth Pearl

Smooth Pearl

GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl paper features the very latest HDR (High Dynamic Range) optically clear nanoporous coating and coupled with recent advancements in nanoporous inkjet receiving layer design, makes this the reference media for producing images with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut.
 
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Smooth Gloss

Smooth Gloss

GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss paper features the very latest HDR (High Dynamic Range) optically clear nanoporous coating and coupled with recent advancements in nanoporous inkjet receiving layer design, makes this the reference media for producing images with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut.
 
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Smooth High Gloss

Smooth High Gloss

GALERIE Prestige Smooth High Gloss has an ultra glossy surface on a unique film base creating the look of a metallic media. The dimensionally stable, tear and crease resistant base is coated with a proprietary inkjet receiving layer offering a broad colour gamut, instant drying and vibrant colours with real depth.
 
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Smooth Luster Duo

Smooth Lustre Duo

GALERIE Prestige Smooth Lustre Duo is a true double-sided resin coated media with a professional lustre finish. The paper has a natural photographic white tint to produce prints with superb colour gamut, perfect for skin tones.
 
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Smooth Fine Art

Smooth Fine Art

Photographers whose work includes fine art can choose GALERIE Prestige Smooth Fine Art paper for exceptional quality digital prints. The 100% cotton rag, acid-free textured matt surface offers excellent image stability and like other papers in the Smooth range, has the flexibility of dye and pigment ink compatibility.
 
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Canvas

Smooth Fine Art Canvas

GALERIE Prestige Smooth Fine Art Canvas is a cotton/polyester blend designed to deliver the best in professional photographic digital prints. It is a robust stretchable canvas with a high resistance to cracking and superior framing performance.
 
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Matt

Smooth Fine Art Matt

GALERIE Prestige Smooth Fine Art Matt is a traditional 100% rag, bright white, fine art photo paper with a smooth heavyweight calendered surface that brings out the detail in the image.
 
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Weave

Smooth Fine Art Weave

GALERIE Prestige Smooth Fine Art Weave, with a natural white, textured matt surface, gives this fine art photo paper a unique, classic feel and appearance that is capable of superb image reproduction.
 
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Products Luster

Lustre

GALERIE Premium Lustre 270gsm is a heavy weight, high quality inkjet photo paper offering accurate reproductive qualities, extended longevity and a robust surface for exceptional yet durable prints.
 
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Gloss

Gloss

GALERIE Premium Gloss 270gsm is a heavy weight, high quality inkjet photo paper offering accurate reproductive qualities, extended longevity and a robust surface for exceptional yet durable prints.
 
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