ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH

New ILFORD BioMedia Range Selected as 2011 SGIA Product of the Year

ILFORD, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for both inkjet printing and color photographic processes, announced its newly-unveiled BioMedia range, which offers high-quality image results without the environmental impact of traditional commercial graphic display materials, won the 2011 SGIA Product of the Year Award in the Media - Vinyl category. Each year, the awards are chosen by industry leaders to showcase the most innovative products in the specialty graphics and imaging industry.

Aimed at commercial print-for-pay businesses, the ILFORD BioMedia range is a biodegradable alternative for today’s commercial vinyl products. Designed to meet the most demanding expectations for quality and performance, ILFORD BioMedia completely breaks down under anaerobic (no oxygen) landfill conditions thanks to a unique enzyme that accelerates the biodegradation process. As a replacement for widely-used, and ever-lasting, traditional vinyl-based products, the ILFORD BioMedia line includes rigid mounting boards, laminates, and films. The media features the company’s renowned coating technologies to create print surfaces that maximize the environmental benefit without compromising image quality.

“Winning the SGIA Product of the Year Award confirms our dedication to research and development and environmentally conscious product development,” said Paul Willems, CEO and Director of Global Sales. “This award speaks volumes to the hard work and dedication of our team; it is because of them that ILFORD is able to meet the ever-evolving industry demands for high-quality, and more recently “green” commercial media. In addition, our partnership with Caldera ensures the most accurate print profiles on the BioMedia line for large format printers.”

ILFORD BioMedia is rated by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and is certified D5511–11 to completely break down under landfill conditions, helping to save valuable landfill capacity

The ILFORD BioMedia range is available immediately. Commercial printers can contact their distributors for pricing.