ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH

Ilford Wins License to Distribute Kodak Matchprint Proofing Media

Ilford has announced its status as the product licensee for the distribution of the full range of Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Media worldwide. Customer transition in Europe and the U.S.A. began in November 2012 and continues to proceed successfully, with transition in South America and Asia to follow during early 2013. Customers can access details of the full product range through a brand new website at www.KodakMatchprintmedia.com.

In 1996, Ilford developed and manufactured proofing media for the world-renowned Iris proofing system. Since then Ilford has continued to work with strategic partners to develop new and innovative products for the proofing market. With such a solid understanding of the proofing market, coupled with a global sales and distribution network, Kodak has taken the decision to select Ilford as the preferred partner for the distribution of its Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Media range.

Having acquired the product distribution license for the Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Media portfolio, Ilford now offers one of the widest selections of optimised media in the graphic arts industry. Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Media delivers reliable, colour-accurate proofs for a broad range of applications, including products which meet international colour standards such as FOGRA, SWOP, and GRACoL.

Ilford distributes the Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Media range from its existing warehouses located in Switzerland, Germany, and North America. All technical enquiries concerning Kodak Matchprint Media will be serviced by a dedicated Ilford technical support team via www.KodakMatchprintmedia.com (technicalsupport@ilford.com). All other technical questions regarding an existing Kodak Matchprint System or Kodak Matchprint Software will continue to be supported by Kodak.

Paul Willems, CEO at Ilford remarks “Throughout the history of our company, Ilford has been proud to provide customers with media that meets the highest demands for quality, consistency and performance. Obtaining the distribution license for the Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Media is an exciting move for us, as we are now able to meet these demands at the prepress stage of printing. With a worldwide distribution network and in-house technical support available, we are looking forward to supporting customers through a seamless transition to the Ilford distribution system.”

The Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Media range includes the following:

Proofing media optimised for Kodak Proofing Software and select HP / Epson printers. See www.KodakMatchprintmedia.com for a list of compatible printers.

· Kodak Matchprint Pro Coated SM240P Media, Type 1
o Premium 240 g/m² semi-matt proofing base.
o Designed to meet GRACoL (Coated #1) and FOGRA39 specifications without need for background tint.
o High brightness and slightly cool tint provide an excellent match to high-quality commercial printing stocks.

· Kodak Matchprint Pro Coated SM240P Media, Type 3
o Premium 240 g/m² semi-matt proofing base.
o Designed to meet colour standards such as SWOP (Coated #3) without need for background tint.
o Lower brightness and neutral tint provide an excellent match to mid-range and publication printing stocks.

· Kodak Matchprint Pro Press White SM210P Media
o Premium 210 g/m² semi-matt proofing base.
o Bright white appearance under a range of lighting conditions.
o Excellent shadow detail and wide achievable colour gamut.

· Kodak Matchprint SM190P Media
o Economical 190 g/m², bright white, semi-matt proofing base.
o Excellent colour performance and value for general colour proofing.

· Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Clear Media / 4 mil
o High optical transparency for clear overlay and colour key applications.
o Compatible with most pigment and dye based inks.
o Pre-calibrated for immediate use with Kodak Proofing Software.
o Universal compatibility allows use of a single film material on leading printers such as Epson, Canon and HP.

Optimised content and imposition proofing from your Kodak Matchprint Inkjet System and select HP / Epson printers. See www.KodakMatchprintmedia.com for a list of compatible printers.

· Kodak Matchprint M150DP Media
o Economical 150 g/m² matt media.
o For single-sided imposition and content proofing.

· Kodak Matchprint M120DP Media
o Economical 120 g/m² matt media.
o For single-sided imposition and content proofing.

· Kodak Matchprint 2-Sided M100DP Media
o Double-sided 100 g/m² matt media.
o Specially formulated for reduced bleed, improved image quality, and rapid drying times.
o Reliable feed characteristics. Ideal choice for double-sided imposition proofing.

 

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