ILFORD to showcase host of exciting new products at Photokina 2006

ILFORD, a major player in the development and manufacture of photo quality media for inkjet printing and photographic processes, announces today its presence at Photokina 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 Smooth High Gloss product line, including additional sizes (A3, A3+ and rolls) and improved surface finish for the Smooth Gloss range

OMNIJET: new universal back-lit film, new range of Graphic Matt and Superior Graphic Matt papers and new portable display films

ILFOCHROME MICROGRAPHIC: a unique archival recording film capable of storing both optical and digital data for over 500 years, using the new long-term archiving standard

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 colour photography", said Dai Jones, Managing Director of ILFORD. He went on to say, "Our GALERIE range gives stunning photo image rendition whilst being compatible with all high quality inkjet printers and our new range of OMNIJET products now includes a wider range of films to create the maximum quality output possible. 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, live demonstrations of ILFORD STUDIO, the digital printing software that puts the professional back in control, will be taking place throughout the week. The ILFORD team will also be on hand to show you how you can achieve exceptional quality results whatever your printing preferences and regardless of your input source.

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.