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ILFORD User Report: Museums and Galleries

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Ideal Presentation Techniques for Photographers and Artists

ILFORD Imaging Europe, Bergisch Gladbach/Germany – Ilford offers its best media and materials to give photographers, artists and ambitious users ideal opportunities to present their work. The renowned photographer Marcus de Winter reports on his experiences and shows new paths.

The market is broadly diversified, many fine art paper manufacturers offer the possibility of a screw album. However, only one manufacturer offers a wide range of different inkjet paper qualities in DIN A3+ as landscape format: Ilford.

Every ambitious photographer sooner or later asks himself how he can present his pictures, e. g. of a shooting, in the best possible haptic and optical way. In the search for a meaningful and suitable solution, Marcus de Winter decided on the modular "Screw Album" system in A3 oversize format. The advantage here is that this system is extremely flexible and can be adapted to the album over and over again. This allows to remove pages that have already been created and even add new pages.

The Decision Criteria for Ilford Gallery FinArt Album in A3 oversized format
The decision was made in favour of fine art paper manufacturer Ilford. Choosing the size A3+ landscape format was related to his shots from an intensive shooting of the "Compagnie de Ballett Nuremberg" and the cameras used. With its modular screw albums, Ilford offers a range of ready-to-use fine art papers, including double-sided printable media. Marcus chose the Ilford Semigloss Duo 250 gram. The papers are completely perforated and folded and delivered in a suitable packaging. With the Ilford screw album, he liked that suitable screws, so-called book screws were included in different lengths as well as spines as additional accessories to cover the back of the album in a user-friendly way. The processing is exemplary. All in all a fine, clean product that leaves a lasting impression. The processing of the fine art papers occurs without problems. Printing is simply done out of the application. The printing results are not objectionable –?due to the precisely created Ilford ICC profiles.

Ilford offers High Flexibility for the High Demands of Museums
After an initial debriefing with the “Germanic National Museum“ (GNM) in Nuremberg, where the shooting took place, Mr. de Winter was informed that the GNM would be interested in including the illustrated book and individual photographs in the GNM's graphic collection. Museums have a very high requirement profile regarding the admission criteria and the archiving of image material. After extensive telephone calls with Ilford's product manager, the decision was made to also use another fine art paper, the Gallery Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss 310 grams, which meets the high demands of museums worldwide -?in accordance with ISO 9706. The feel, the look and the high black value (D-max) were decisive and essential for "Gold Fibre Gloss".

Ilford responded promptly to special customer requests and supplied the "Galerie Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss 310 grams, ready for use, for a special museum album. A cooperation couldn't be better.

The public's attention to the photographs is now attracting a great deal of interest: 70x100 cm fine art prints, which were produced using Ilford Gallery Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss and accompanied by two successful exhibitions.

For museums and galleries: Ideal photo presentation with Ilford Gallery Fine Art Album Landscape.


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