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IlfordGALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets)
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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    (4)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Great paper and great price

By Rockstar

from Annapolis, MD

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Photos
  • Durable
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great value
  • Quick Drying

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Architecture
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Portrait
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets):

    I love the freedom of printing my own photos. With ink as expensive as it is, I like to make the most of my prints and, since upgrading/upating my printer(s), I have been experimenting with a number of papers from the top paper producers. Ilford is a great company with really nice products. The Galerie Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper has been great for printing my black & white photos as well as color.

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    1.0

    Less than stellar.

    By Kenhi

    from South Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets):

    Not so great. Printed three different images in black and white. Admittedly, the image was ok, but the ink smeared on the edges of the paper. I immediately loaded Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy and printed the same images. The results were excellent, with no smear.

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    5.0

    Worked perfect for B&W prints.

    By John

    from Colorado

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets):

      This paper made great black and white prints using my Epson Stylus Pro 3880. I used the Advanced B&W Photo setting and adjusted the paper configuration for drying time of 2 (0.2 sec).

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      5.0

      Great paper

      By Dave

      from Goreville, IL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Rich Blacks

      Cons

      • A little pricey

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets):

      Loved the finish of the paper - glossy, but not overly so much that it was a distraction. Blacks were very rich and deep.

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      4.0

      Wonderful BW print Quality

      By Meisterman

      from Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets):

      After using this paper for several weeks I have found it to be one of the best inkjet monochrome papers yet. It retains wonderful tones and dmax with detail though out.
      I am using this on my Canon Imageprograf printer and just love the results.
      I don't mind the higher than usual glossy finish for an inkjet paper, but do wish it was a little more in line with the Hahnemuhle and Museo glossy finishes.
      Another little minus for me is the 270 gsm weight of the paper. It is just a bit flimsy and would be nice to have it at about 290 gsm. Also I don't care for the back of the paper with the appearance of some type of coating. IMHO would be better with just the paper back side w/o any coating.
      All in all its still a wonderful BW paper and I will keep using it for smaller prints up to 13x19"

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      4.0

      Excellent tonal gradation

      By BW Shooter

      from Charlottesville, VA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Smooth Tonal Gradation

      Cons

      • Excessively Glossy
      • Light weight

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets):

        I do primarily monochrome digital printing and have experimented with many different papers. This product produces smooth tonal transitions, especially in the mid and darker tonal ranges. This characteristic, along with a good Dmax, has resulted in some of the better prints that I have been able to produce. However, the surface is somewhat more glossy than I would prefer, and with a weight of 270 gsm, it seems rather fragile. For these reasons, I would hesitate to use it for exhibition prints.

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        5.0

        Wow!

        By RayK

        from Peoria IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Surface
        • Nice Weight
        • Photographic quality

        Cons

        • A bit pricy

        Best Uses

        • Black and white printing

        Comments about Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets):

        Best thing since Agfa Brovira 111! Excellent for b&w prints. Just like it came out of the darkroom. Now I need to try it for color printing.

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