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

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

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

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  • Fiber Base with Nanoporous Coating
  • Optimized for Black & White Printing
  • Basis Weight: 270 gsm
  • Thickness: 10.5 mil
  • Opacity: 99%
  • Gloss Level: 42% at 60°
  • Acid & Lignin Free
  • Surface Finish: Silk
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Bring to life your black and white prints with this 25-sheet pack of 8.5 x 11" GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper from Ilford, which features a fiber base material and a coating that is optimized for monochrome imaging. It has a basis weight of 270 gsm along with a thickness of 10.5 mil for confident handling along with an opacity of 99%. Also, the silk surface finish offers a gloss level of 42% at 60° for a slightly reflective surface with a nanoporous coating that provides a high Dmax and low Dmin. Additionally, it is acid and lignin free for longevity.

Ilford 2002419 specs

Material Cotton Rag
Basis Weight 270 gsm
Thickness 10.5 mil / 0.27 mm
Opacity 99%
Single/Double-Sided Single
Gloss Level 42% at 60°
Surface Finish Glossy
Storage Temperature 59 to 77°F / 15 to 25°C
Storage Humidity 35 to 65%
Quantity 25 Sheets
Sheet Size (W x L) 8.5 x 11" / 21.6 x 27.9 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 8.9 x 0.4"

Ilford 2002419 reviews

GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (8.5 x 11", 25 Sheets) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful BW print Quality 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
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent tonal gradation 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.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes Nice range of D-max to D-min in an additive system. I printed several test prints of B/W targets on a half dozen different papers, from glossy to fine art mat, the Gold Mono Silk was able to hold detail in both highlights and shadows very well. The paper has a nice neutral white color too, my personal preference tends toward a softer surface (think Pt/Pd prints) but some subjects need a gloss. This will be my first choice with those prints.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paper and great price 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.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice paper but cold I bought it out of curiosity, I have use the Gold Fibre Silk also for B&W (with a custom profile I made long time ago) and it's probably my favorite paper. So I got the Gold Mono Silk. It's a nice paper but cold (and I have not done a custom profile). For my specific taste I would not buy again based but doesn't mean it's not a nice paper.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Less than stellar. 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.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paper! I print mostly Black & White images on this paper and the results are great. I've also used it for color photography and am also very pleased with the results. I keep a supply in stock at all times for my clients who want Black & White prints.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfect for B&W prints. 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).
Date published: 2015-03-05
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