Marly, Switzerland, February 5th, 2007---Ilford, a major player in the development and manufacture of photo quality media for inkjet printing and photographic processes, announced its presence at PMA where the company will showcase its range of new and improved products.
Specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of today's professional imaging market and digital artist, additions will include:
GALERIE: significant performance improvements to its GALERIE Smooth High Gloss product line, now available in A3+ sheets and roll format.
ILFORD Professional Brand: enables photographers to diversify their services and produce images on translucent, reverse print, vinyl and pop-up films which they can purchase in small quantities rather than committing to buying in bulk.
ILFORD STUDIO 7: the digital printing software that puts the professional back in control, providing customer "solutions" to address full digital workflows with reliable, high quality results
Following the acquisition of ILFORD by Oji in 2005, the eighth largest paper manufacturer in the world, ILFORD continues to build on its reputation as a company with a strong photographic heritage and fast growing, digital future. The company's R&D and manufacturing site in Marly, Switzerland, recently received considerable investment to ensure that it is equipped to meet the demands of tomorrow's market, reaffirming the commitment of ILFORD to amateur and professional photographers alike.
"With the market shift from traditional analogue film to the digital arena, ILFORD has developed its products to offer the professional photographer the latest in inkjet as well as the ultimate in color photography," said Dai Jones, Managing Director of ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH.
"Our GALERIE range gives stunning photo image rendition while being compatible with all high quality inkjet printers and our new ILFORD Professional Brand fills a niche market for photographers looking to work with a host of new applications, without sacrificing quality or image stability. ILFORD is a company that moves with the times and we are proud to be constantly developing products in line with our customer and market requirements", he added.
In addition to showcasing the company's range of new products that will include live demonstrations of ILFORD STUDIO 7, the ILFORD team will be on hand to show you how to achieve exceptional quality results, whatever your printing preferences, and regardless of your input source.
Founded in 1879, ILFORD is a leading player in the development and manufacture of photo quality media for both inkjet printing and photographic processes.
ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH., the manufacturing operation, together with the ILFORD world-wide Digital Imaging and Color Photo businesses, has been owned by Oji Paper, Japan, since July 2005. ILFORD now operates as a fully owned subsidiary within Oji's Communications Paper Division, enabling the ILFORD capabilities to run all the way from raw paper through to the highly sophisticated product design and manufacturing processes incorporated in the end product made in Switzerland.
The ILFORD Black and White Photo business, including the UK Manufacturing facility, was acquired by HARMAN technology Limited. Trading as ILFORD Photo, HARMAN is licensed to use the ILFORD brand in association with traditional Black and White silver halide products only.
The ILFORD name is well established in the history of Imaging and today it continues to be associated with cutting edge technology thanks to its strong R&D, technical know-how and manufacturing capabilities.
For more information on ILFORD, please visit www.ilford.com