Ilford Photo has announced the addition of a new paper to its range of specialist black-and-white photo products.

Ilford Photo has announced the addition of a new paper to its range of specialist black-and-white photo products.

Called Ilford Galerie Fb Digital, the 315gsm fibre base Baryta paper has been created for printing with digital laser printers, and is compatible with digital printers such as the professional Durst Lambda and Océ Lightjet models. This first and only paper in the world to utilise Ilford Photo’s fibre base Barite material, made famous by such products as Ilfobrom Galerie FB and Multigrade IV FB papers, with the ability to be exposed in digital laser printers (Lightjet and Lambda) writing directly from digital files.

Optimised spectral sensitivity, combined with the proven long term archival benefits of traditional fibre base black-and-white papers, provides the opportunity to create genuine silver gelatine prints from digital images.

Initially being supplied in 100ft (30.5m) rolls in 20, 30, 40 and 50ins (51, 77, 102 and 127cm) widths for high-end pro lab use, Ilford Galerie Fb Digital has been undergoing rigorous testing by a handful of labs in North America and Europe.

?For the first time, fine art photographers can benefit from the best of both worlds,? says ILFORD Photo chairman Phil Harris. ?This unique product brings together the added creative benefits offered by digital manipulation, with the long established aesthetic and archival properties of true baryta base black-and-white silver gelatin prints.?

For more detailed information on Ilford Galerie Fb Digital paper and other fine black-and-white products from ILFORD Photo, visit www.ilfordphoto.com