Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets)

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Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets)
Key Features
  • Smooth Pearl Finish
  • Heavyweight Paper
  • Instant-Dry Surface
  • Wide Color Gamut
Offered here in a 25-pack, this 8.5 x 11" Galerie Smooth Pearl Paper from Ilford features an HDR clear coat with excellent color gamut, which provides your images with superb image quality and a high level of sharpness. The paper is designed for inkjet printer systems using either aqueous dye or pigment inks, and its heavy basis weight of 310 gsm provides the look and feel of traditional photo paper. Additionally, Smooth Pearl paper has an instant-dry surface with a unique pearl finish, which makes this paper an excellent choice for fine art printing.
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Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl Overview

Offered here in a 25-pack, this 8.5 x 11" Galerie Smooth Pearl Paper from Ilford features an HDR clear coat with excellent color gamut, which provides your images with superb image quality and a high level of sharpness. The paper is designed for inkjet printer systems using either aqueous dye or pigment inks, and its heavy basis weight of 310 gsm provides the look and feel of traditional photo paper. Additionally, Smooth Pearl paper has an instant-dry surface with a unique pearl finish, which makes this paper an excellent choice for fine art printing.

Professional pearl finish
Instant-dry nanoporous surface
High photographic image quality and consistency
Heavyweight look and feel of a traditional photograph
Compatibility with pigment- and dye-based inkjet printers
Wide color gamut with dye ink printers

Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl Specs

CoatingResin
Basis Weight310 gsm
Thickness12 mil / 0.3 mm
Opacity99%
OBA ContentYes
Gloss Level24% at 60°
Surface FinishLuster
Storage Temperature59 to 77°F / 15 to 25°C
Storage Humidity35 to 65%
Quantity25 Sheets
Sheet Size8.5 x 11" / 21.6 x 27.9 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.6 x 8.9 x 0.8"

Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl Reviews

Excellent

By Erwin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-28

I love the look of this paper and find it to be a real plus when I want to upgrade my prints!

wonderful paper for home printing

By Kellco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

This has been my go-to paper of choice for years, in all sizes. Beautiful.

11x17

By Ashok
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-05

I tried different papers from B&H. All papers of different brands are good and neatly packed. But this paper is exceptional, it dries fast before you pickup from printer. Regarding color and looks are fantastic. I doubt I will look for different paper.

Good paper

By Ho
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-02

Very reliable and versatile paper for photo printing. This was the second time I order it.

Consistent Quality

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

I have used this paper for over five years for the photos that I sell at an artists cooperative. The weight of the paper makes it easy to work with when framing and matting. The colors match my screen images. The surface is nice between glossy and matte.

You Get What You Pay For ( Sometimes )

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

In this case you get more...I am very impressed with this paper...it is my favorite of all time...

BEST 4 x 6 paper available!

By Diane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-24

There is no question in my mind about recommending this paper. I've been using it for many years, and on rare occasion try something different, but always return to Ilford Smooth Pearl. It is easy to work with and is a very nice weight. Highly recommend it.

Paper Was Defective

By Benjamin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-19

I've never written a review here before, but I want to warn others that after years of happily printing on this paper, I received two 250 sheet packages today that were completely defective. At first I thought my print heads were dragging, but upon close inspection, the paper itself had abrasions across every single sheet. Yes, all 500 had streaks down the length of the paper. It appears there was a problem at the factory and quality control didn't catch these. I've asked B&H for a refund, but now I'm afraid to purchase this again. Not happy! See attached images for reference.

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Hi, just want to know where could find the info about what media type should I use for several Ilford papers that I bought from BH ? I hav an epson P600 printer and I downloaded the ICC profiles form the ilford website. In the files I could not find what type of media paper should I use. I write to ilford via his website but they did not answer. i tried 4 times.The papers I bought are Ilford Gold Fibre silk, Smooth Pearl 330 g, Gold mono Silk and Gold Cotton Texture.If someone knows a way to contact ilford from the united states I really appreciate you tell me how. It appears ilford international is not working or does not answer any question.Thanks again for your time and help.
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