Ilford has announced its newly designed Galerie Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls are now available for distribution in the US Market.
Engineered by the Ilford research and development team to include a new optically controlled nanoporous layer and redesigned base, Galerie Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls empower professional photographers with the high performance media they need to achieve their desired results. The new Galerie rolls are fully compatible with all of the latest inkjet printers, including the new HP Z3200 and Epson 7900 /9900, providing photographers with greater choice and further artistic flexibility.
Created for professional photographers, and using the latest in digital imaging technology, the Galerie Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls feature several new characteristics including:
? Optically controlled, nanoporous technology coating: Having fully explored the imaging possibilities of nanoporous particles, and re-optimised the coated layer, photographers can now get the best possible results from the latest wide-format, aqueous inkjet printers. The new, more transparent layer reduces light scatter giving cleaner highlights, deeper shadows, more open mid-tones and improved sharpness.
? Innovative base, optimising weight, flexibility and opacity: More compacted fibres translate to greater opacity and flexibility for the 290gsm paper weight. This new base will transport easily through all current inkjet printers' capabilities whilst retaining the feel of a true photographic paper. The base also has a cleaner, more natural white tint, presenting a superb canvas for the image.
? Full printer compatibility: The new media has a color gamut that will fully exploit the benefits of the latest wide-format, aqueous inkjet printers. This media is fully capable of exploiting the performance of such printers while remaining compatible with future technological developments.
? Up to date optimized ICC profiles
In addition to combining the latest in imaging technology, the Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls have passed acceptance tests by leading professional photographers worldwide.
"Following great work from our R & D team and successful customer acceptance tests worldwide, we are pleased to launch this new version of our venerable Smooth Pearl and Gloss rolls," said Tom Poudrier, director of marketing, Oji Ilford USA. "We precisely targeted the clear, crisp image quality and deep color palate emphasized by the more natural white base of the new Galerie design. These new Galerie rolls are ready for market and have received excellent reviews in our pre-launch campaign. We design for professional photographers, and we succeed when we create media that inspires them."
Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss and Pearl will be available as 17-, 24-, and 44-inch-wide rolls plus 60-inch-wide pearl rolls starting May 2009, through Wynit in the US and Sunrise Media in the Canadian Market.