Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss Paper (4 x 6", 50 Sheets)

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Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss Paper (4 x 6", 50 Sheets)
Key Features
  • Traditional Baryta Surface
  • Basis Weight: 310 gsm
  • Thickness: 17 mil
  • No Optical Brightening Agents
This 50-sheet pack of 4 x 6" Galerie Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss from Ilford features a wide color gamut and a baryta (barium sulphate) layer with a tradtional photo fiber base. The paper is designed for pigment and dye-based ink systems and imitates the look of traditional silver halide photo paper. The paper's 310 gsm weight provides a heavy, professional quality medium. The nanoporous instant dry surface provides maximum ink absorption and allows for worry-free paper handling right out of the printer. The paper can be used for both black and white and color prints and provides the ability to imitate chemically toned sepia, gold, selenium & blue images. Additionally, it does not use optical brightening agents for maximum longevity and an opacity of >98%.
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Ilford Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss Overview

This 50-sheet pack of 4 x 6" Galerie Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss from Ilford features a wide color gamut and a baryta (barium sulphate) layer with a tradtional photo fiber base. The paper is designed for pigment and dye-based ink systems and imitates the look of traditional silver halide photo paper. The paper's 310 gsm weight provides a heavy, professional quality medium. The nanoporous instant dry surface provides maximum ink absorption and allows for worry-free paper handling right out of the printer. The paper can be used for both black and white and color prints and provides the ability to imitate chemically toned sepia, gold, selenium & blue images. Additionally, it does not use optical brightening agents for maximum longevity and an opacity of >98%.

Traditional photo fiber base
For pigment and dye-based ink systems
Look and feel of traditional baryta photo paper
High quality black and white and color images
Wide color gamut yields vivid images
Ideal for digital toning
Sharp results

Ilford Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss Specs

MaterialCotton Rag
Basis Weight310 gsm
Thickness17 mil / 0.43 mm
Opacity98%
Single/Double-SidedSingle
Surface FinishGlossy
Storage Temperature59 to 77°F / 15 to 25°C
Storage Humidity35 to 65%
Quantity50 Sheets
Sheet Size4 x 6" / 10.2 x 15.2 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5"

Ilford Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss Reviews

Great high quality paper and nice packaging

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

Been using Epson paper for many, many years, but I decided to give Ilford a try with so many positive reviews that I read. When used with my Epson HD XP-15000 printer, the results are amazing. Highly recommended this paper.

Beautiful paper

By Douglas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-22

Lustrous finish, deep rich tones...will definitely keep purchasing and using.

Great blacks!!

By Tripp
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-08

This is a very nice paper that is a pleasure to use with the Epson P9570. As I mentioned in the headline, blacks print wonderfully on this paper using the black enhance overcoat. The sharpness is remarkable as well. There is a slight texture to the surface which is ok... I might take a half star off the rating if I could.

It's NOT Gold Fibre Silk

By Kenn
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-20

I mourned when Ilford discontinued its Galerie Prestige Gold Fibre Silk, which was my go-to paper for both black and white AND color printing, and which I loved. Since Gold Fibre Gloss was meant to replace it, I eagerly bought a box to begin working with it, expecting it to be an improvement. It's not. It has no optical brighteners, but unlike some other papers with no OBAs, it does succumb to the dullness that lack of OBAs sometimes cause. Quite frankly, I'm not that concerned with whether my prints last 200 years or 500 years (I'm concerned they last at least a lifetime or two), I'm much more concerned that they look like GREAT prints, and like I want them to look. It would have been great if Ilford had kept both papers, but no such luck. I would recommend that if you liked Gold Fibre Silk paper you try the Canson Baryta Photographique II, which is the closest thing I've found (see my review of that product). It's not QUITE Gold Fibre Silk, but comes a lot closer than this does.

Great paper

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-18

I was forced into the gold fiber gloss, having used gold fiber silk and really liking the paper. Unfortunately the silk was discontinued. so I bought the gloss and have been very pleasantly surprised. Excellent color reproduction. this paper has the closest rendition of my digital files in both color and black and white. The surface reminds me of a traditional glossy photo paper that has been air dried and not fereotyped. the gold fiber gloss is a beautiful paper that gives excellent results a go to paper for fine art beautiful images.

Similar to Gold Fibre Silk but not quite

By Kenn
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

This is the paper Ilford has replaced Gold Fibre Silk with. It's close, but no cigar. On the plus side, it feels more natural and cottony on the back, while still being a baryta paper. On the negative side, although the response is ALMOST the same, and the surface seems to be exactly the same (despite its name), it's a natural rather than a bright paper, so the whites are slightly depressed. I MISS Gold Fibre Silk, which has been discontinued. I'm looking for an alternative (people have recommended Canson Photographique II but it's hard to find).

Expensive

By Anthony
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-18

I don't consider myself a pro, but I've been taking and printing my own photos for over 20 years and always get compliments when I take photos for my friends and family. I have a Epson XP-15000 photo printer and always used Epson paper, but I decided to give Ilford a shot because they have many different types of paper. But when I compare my prints with the Epson paper and this paper, there's not much of a difference, if any. Maybe I can experiment in the future and may see a difference, but for now I'm pretty disappointed.

Beautiful paper

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-15

After Fibre Gold Silk was no longer available I decided to try the gloss. This paper has beautiful black and white tones and a very nice surface. Just may become my favorite paper.

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Can someone who has printed extensively on Gold Fibre Silk describe any differences between that and this new Gold Fibre Gloss paper other than the heavier weight? Is paper base around the same level of white? Is the surface any different looking/feeling?
Asked by: Kenn
Hi, I’ve been examining this really closely and have made lots of test prints on GFG and on my remaining supply of Gold Fibre Silk. Looking with magnifying glass and also comparing GFS and GFG with Canson Baryta Photographique II. (CBP). I’m mourning the loss of GFS which was the best non-matte paper I’ve ever used for both color and b/w and wanting to find the closest match I can. So they are really close, all three are almost imperceptible from each other in terms of results. I find GFG is a little less bright than GFS, I think it has less OBAs than GFS, but highlights suffer by a MINISCULE amount. Also GFG feels a little more natural in the back, a little more “rag cotton” feeling than GFS. Not sure why they called it “gloss,” as the surface is really identical to GFS. The Canson again is really close (and less expensive in the larger sizes). Surface texture is a tad more interesting than the Ilford papers but really close, not pebbly, or textured really, or anything like that. Brightness of GFG and CBP are really close as well. Shadow detail ditto. What I finally decided after numerous tests on my Canon ProGraf Pro-1000 is that I wish I didn’t have to give up my GFS because I still picked out those prints as best consistently in blind “taste tests,” but given that Ilford has unfortunately bailed on GFS, I’m probably going to go with GFG. For a while, it depended on what day you asked me, but I think I’ve settled pretty much on GFG. As much as I’d like to penalize Ilford and go elsewhere with my business, for the sake of the quality of my fine art prints, I’m going with Ilford’s own replacement. After all this, though, you still might want to get a small box of both the GFG and the Canson, since your subject matter, and taste, may differ from mine. Hope this helps. I’ve spent several weeks on this as well.
Answered by: Kenn
Date published: 2021-08-10

How does this surface compare with the now ...

How does this surface compare with the now discontinued Gold Fibre Silk?
Asked by: Warren
Its essentially just an updated version.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2020-06-24
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