Ilford Photo, the renowned photo manufacturer, has announced the development of a new black and white silver-based printing paper.
Ilford Multigrade Art 300 Paper is a new heavy hundred percent cotton rag, 300 GSM, fine art printing paper for black-and-white wet darkroom printers.
This is exciting news for all darkroom workers. Not only is there a new high grade printing material on the way, but it signals Ilford’s continuing dedication to silver-based materials.
Production for the new paper is scheduled to begin in March, with the first product stock available in the United States by early May 2011.
From the Ilford publicity:
NEW ILFORD MULTIGRADE ART PAPER coming soon
Following extensive user trials we are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new darkroom paper.
Featuring ILFORD MULTIGRADE EMULSION coated on a 300gsm fine art, 100% cotton rag, acid free base, that has been exclusively developed for HARMAN technology by Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH, the manufacturer of world class fine art papers.
ILFORD MULTIGRADE ART 300 PAPER has exceptional wet strength and shares similar archival processing characteristics with our current range of MULTIGRADE baryta papers. The ILFORD MULTIGRADE ART 300 PAPER is suitable for toning and lith printing.
Stay tuned to PhotographyUncapped for updates on availability of this new product.