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Marly, Switzerland, November 2, 2006 – ILFORD, a major player in the development and manufacture of photo quality media for inkjet printing and photographic processes, announces today the appointment of WYNIT, Inc. as the exclusive US distributor for its GALERIE, OMNIJET and ILFOCOLOR ranges. This will be effective as of November 1st, 2006.

“The United States is an essential market in developing the worldwide distribution strategy of ILFORD”, said Dai Jones, Managing Director of ILFORD. He continued, “We were looking for a distributor with strong nationwide contacts and a clear vision of the industry who could promote our GALERIE, OMNIJET and color photo ranges effectively, allowing ILFORD to move the business forward. WYNIT clearly fits the stringent criteria we identified”, he added..

The partnership between the ILFORD brand and WYNIT is an ideal marriage between two companies committed to making the best products available to photography professionals and enthusiasts alike. Additions to the ILFORD range, soon be available in the USA, include: GALERIE: significant performance improvements to its Smooth High Gloss product line, including additional sizes (A3, A3+ and rolls) OMNIJET: new universal back-lit film, new range of Graphic Matt and Superior Graphic Matt papers and new portable display films..

Following the acquisition of ILFORD in 2005 by Oji Paper Co Ltd, the largest pulp and paper manufacturer in Japan and one of the ten biggest in the world, the future of ILFORD has never looked more promising. The company is now completing a 10 million dollar expansion program in Switzerland. A second phase is planned to commence early in 2007. This strategic alliance, uniting technical expertise and market knowledge, will help position ILFORD as the leading worldwide manufacturer of photographic quality media. .

“WYNIT is delighted to have secured the rights to distribute the prestigious ILFORD range in the USA”, enthused Pete Richichi, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The brand perfectly complements our existing portfolio of high quality products for the discerning photographer and will be available to customers through our established dealer network”. .

ILFORD will be present at this year’s Photoplus in New York from November 2nd - 4th where the company plans to launch its US activities. To arrange an interview with a member of the executive team or to discover and test the new ILFORD product range, please contact the press department below.