Ilford Introduces New GALERIE Inkjet Papers

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Ilford has recently updated their ever-expanding line of GALERIE Prestige inkjet printing papers that include new surface types. These paper types range from fine art printing papers to double-sided photo papers that are ideal for use in more hands-on situations. All of the papers are capable of producing exhibition-worthy results while maintaining archival qualities that are tailored to portfolio and art printing purposes.


Gold Mono Silk

The new Gold Mono Silk paper is a unique inkjet paper that is designed specifically for black-and-white, monochromatic printing. The acid-free, fiber-based medium resembles that of a traditional black-and-white paper and the nanoporous coating applied to the surface helps to obtain notable Dmin and Dmax values for increased visual depth. The paper itself is a 270 gsm-weight paper with a silk surface type, which is also reminiscent of traditional darkroom printing papers. These qualities, coupled with the familiar tactility, make this paper a highly suitable choice for outputting rich, monochromatic prints on either pigment or dye-based printers. It is available in 8.5 x 11” and 13 x 19” sheets and 50’-long rolls in 17”, 24”, 44” and 50” widths.

Gold Cotton Smooth and Gold Cotton Textured

The Gold Cotton fine art printing papers are available in either smooth or textured surface finishes. These 330 gsm-weight papers are mould made, 100% cotton rag papers that are designed specifically for fine art applications. They have no optical brighteners, in order to maintain neutral, realistic tones and colors and an accurate dynamic range. They feature an archival standard that promotes color-fastness and longevity that is well suited to artistic applications. The smooth surface type is available in 8.5 x 11” and 13 x 19” sheets as well as 50’-long rolls in 17”, 24”, 44” and 50” widths, and the textured surface paper is also available in 8.5 x 11” and 13 x 19” sheets and 50’-long rolls in 17”, 24”, 44” and 50” rolls.

Fine Art Smooth and Fine Art Textured

The Fine Art, 220 gsm-weight double-sided papers are also available in smooth and textured finishes. These papers employ an alpha-cellulose alternative base that is capable of rendering imagery with high contrast and sharpness akin to pure cotton rag papers. The high cellulose content of these papers, about 93%, accounts for its improved tactility and longevity, compared to other resin-based papers. Since these papers are double-sided, too, they are ideally suited for use in publications and other printed, handled materials. The smooth surface type is available in 8.5 x 11” and 13 x 19” sheets and 100’-long rolls in 17”, 24”, 44” and 50” widths. The textured paper is available in the same dimensions: 8.5 x 11” and 13 x 19” sheets, and 100’-long rolls in 17”, 24”, 44” and 50” widths.

Sample Packs

In addition to these newly introduced papers, there are also new sample packs available that let you print on different paper types with your specific printer without having to commit to purchasing large quantities of paper. The GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Sample Pack provides three 8.5 x 11” sheets of each of the newly released papers; Gold Cotton Smooth and Textured and Fine Art Smooth and Textured. This pack is ideal for helping you decide between the available finishes. The GALERIE Prestige High Gloss Sample Pack contains five 8.5 x 11” sheets of the ultra-glossy, film-based paper that emulates the look of traditional photo printing papers. The GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk Sample Pack contains five 8.5 x 11” sheets of the baryta-based printing paper that is well suited to artistic applications, due to its similarity to traditional black-and-white darkroom papers. Lastly, two sample packs of the new GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk paper are available: a 10-pack of 8.5 x 11” sheets and a limited edition 25-sheet pack of 13 x 19” sheets, featuring a unique box with a Sebastiao Salgado image on the front, reminiscent of Ilford's traditional darkroom paper boxes.

For more information about the merits of these inkjet papers, stop by the B&H SuperStore in New York, or speak with a sales professional over the phone at 1-800-606-6969 or online via Live Chat.

  Gold Mono Silk Gold Cotton Smooth Gold Cotton Textured Fine Art Smooth Fine Art Textured
Weight 270 gsm 330 gsm 330 gsm 220 gsm 220 gsm
Opacity >99% 100% 100% 99% 99%
Tint (CIE L*a*b*) 95.5, 1.6, -3.7 96.7, -0.3, 1.4 96.6, -0.2, 1.7 97.1, 2.2, -3.1 96.8, 2.2, -2.4
Media Type Fiber base Photo paper Photo paper Double-sided photo paper Double-sided photo paper
Surface Type Silk Fine art Fine art Fine art Fine art
Caliper 265µm 540µm 565µm 335µm 325µm
Gloss (60°) 42% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ink Type Dye and pigment Pigment Pigment Dye and pigment Dye and pigment
Sheet Sizes Available 8.5 x 11",
13 x 19"
8.5 x 11",
13 x 19"
8.5 x 11",
13 x 19"
8.5 x 11",
13 x 19"
8.5 x 11",
13 x 19"
Roll Sizes Available 17" x 50', 24" x 50', 44" x 50', 50" x 50' 17" x 50', 24" x 50', 44" x 50', 50" x 50' 17" x 50', 24" x 50', 44" x 50', 50" x 50' 17" x 100', 24" x 100', 44" x 100',
50" x 100'
17" x 100', 24" x 100', 44" x 100',
50" x 100'

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Hello, 

there is a typo on the measurements for the roll papers, eg 17x50" (this states that the paper is 17 inch by 50 inch), it should be written as 17"x50' (17inch by 50 foot).

best to also check your other listing to see if the same thing has been done there. 

Regards 

Sanji Karu

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, the issue is being fixed