Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk, A3+, 50 sheets
Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk is a very special paper. A fibre-based photographic paper, with exceptionally smooth, lustre finish.
When developing Galerie Gold Fibre Silk, Ilford’s intentions were clear - to produce an inkjet media that could match the quality of a traditional Silver Halide photographic print. Galerie Gold Fibre Silk has more than met its original brief, and has been extremely well received by the photographic industry, and has recently been awarded the presigious TIPA award for "Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper"
Here’s what the TIPA panel of judges had to say:
"In line with the market transition from the analogue darkroom to the digital area, Ilford has set a new standard by producing the equivalent of a classic fibre-based silver image print using inkjet technology. Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk is a 310gsm inkjet paper featuring a traditional barium sulphate (baryta) base. The bartya enhances the media surface that gives the creamy whites and velvety blacks that form part of the unique look and feel of a true fibre print. The media also produces real high definition images with an extended tonal range, making it a must for exhibition-quality images ranging from vivid colour to dramatic black & white prints. "
Digital Camera magazine awarded Galerie Gold Fibre Silk "Best Photo Paper" in their 2007 awards, commenting:
" While colour prints look stunning, black & white and toned prints are gorgeous, making this a sure-fire hit. "
Galerie Gold Fibre Silk won a "Gold Award" from Photography Monthly in January 2008, with the magazine stating:
" If you care about your prints - colour or mono - this is the paper for you. "
In January 2008, Amateur Photographer reviewed Galerie Gold Fibre Silk, observing:
" As well as looking great, prints on Galerie Gold Fibre Silk feel lovely in the hand. "
Professional Image Maker Dec-Jan 08 issue said:
" If anything makes this offering stand out from its rivals it is the flawless surface finish. I suppose we could expect nothing less from the company with probably the greatest experience in applying baryta coatings over the last two centuries. "
Professional Photographer commented in the January 2008 issue that:
" Its feel is the same as a high-quality fibre-based photographic paper, making it ideal for print sales and portfolios alike. "