ILFORD INTRODUCES OMNIJET NANOSOLVENT™ TECHNOLOGY

Marly, Switzerland
Thursday, January 31, 2013

A NEW GENERATION OF SOLVENT MEDIA

  • Range of (eco)solvent media unleashes potential of high-speed printers
  • Rapid lamination and fast drying free of tackiness
  • ILFORD photo quality
  • Immediately available in the United States and Europe

ILFORD, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for inkjet printing, graphic arts and colour photographic processes today announces full availability of OMNIJET NanoSolvent™ Premium Photo Papers, the first products to utilise the new ILFORD NanoSolvent™ layer technology. The unique technology has been developed at the company’s world-class coating facility in Switzerland and promises to create a new performance benchmark previously unobtainable with (eco)solvent media.

ILFORD OMNIJET NanoSolvent™ Premium Photo Papers

Developed in response to increased printing speeds achieved with every new generation of (eco)solvent printing hardware, the ILFORD OMNIJET NanoSolvent™products employ a unique hybrid layer design that pumps the solvent through the layer and quickly holds pigments resulting in fast-dry printing with no tackiness. Faster print-to-lamination times, from as little as 30 minutes, are therefore possible, improving workflow and subsequently increasing margins.

Featuring a bright white base tint and water-resistant layer, ILFORD OMNIJET NanoSolvent™ photo papers offer superior image quality with high colour density and large colour gamut including with metallic inks. With a Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified photo RC paper base, the products offer a cost effective solution with limited environmental impact.

“It’s a fact in the commercial wide format industry; everyone is under time pressures, both for last minute jobs and to increase productivity,” says Paul Willems, CEO at ILFORD. “Printer manufacturers have responded, with many achieving a 30-35% speed increase from generation to generation. However, until now media manufacturers have not kept pace. ILFORD has seized this opportunity and we are extremely proud to possess the technology and coating expertise to develop these high performance NanoSolvent™ products. Since first announcing the range at SGIA in October 2012, we have received a great deal of interest from print service providers who want to achieve brilliant colours, faster.”

The new ILFORD OMNIJET NanoSolvent™ Premium Photo Papers are immediately available to order in Europe and the U.S.A. with the following surfaces and weights. Please contact sales.europe@ilford.com for pricing information:

OMNIJET NanoSolvent™ Premium Photo Papers

NanoSolvent™ Satin Photo Paper 200gsm
NanoSolvent™ Gloss Photo Paper 200gsm
NanoSolvent™ Satin Photo Paper 255gsm
NanoSolvent™ Gloss Photo Paper 255gsm
These papers pave the way for further OMNIJET NanoSolvent™ product introductions during early 2013.

ABOUT OMNIJET

ILFORD OMNIJET wide format media is designed specifically for the commercial marketplace, for use with wide format inkjet printer systems from all the major manufacturers using either aqueous dye, pigment, eco-solvent and in many cases, latex inks. The range consists of display films, canvas products, vinyl products and photo papers, which all carry FSC® (C107238) or PEFC certification where appropriate.

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ILFORD NanoSolvent™ Competitor Uncoated Vinyl Competitor Solvent RC

A media with good ink capacity and absorption speed will show the individual dots with no ‘puddling’ or ‘pooling’ on the surface, which occurs when wet inks dots flow and fuse. Unlike the competing media shown here, ILFORD NanoSolvent™ papers show the individual printed dots with no feathering and no puddling of ink.