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Velmex David Hemery

The Canon iPF8300 and Canon Glacier media has been used to print an exhibition of Olympic gold medallists. The work is by two renowned UK based photographers, Drew Gardner and Lucinda Marland.  Fourteen images will be showcased at John Lewis, Westfield Stratford City, London which overlooks the Olympic site. The exhibition will run from March 9th until March 20th.

Velmex Distribution, Canon’s biggest UK, wide format printer distributor, used Canon’s 300gsm glacier paper to print the exhibition. Photographer Drew Gardner comments, "The Glacier media gives a very sharp result.  I print all my work on a Canon ImagePROGRAF iPF6300, but as the images needed to be larger, Velmex printed the exhibition on the 44 inch iPF8300.  The results look fantastic - definitely exhibition quality."

The two photographers, Gardner and Marland, have spent the past two years completing an anthology of every living British Olympic gold medalist in an individual sport, 60 years or older in 2012. The pair traveled over 15,000 miles across the UK and as far as the west coast of America to photograph all 14 of the athletes.

Gardner says, "The inspiration for the project came from childhood recollections of ‘Golden Greats’ and wondering where they were now. The project has been incredibly rewarding and so well supported by the athletes and the sponsors."

As well as the Canon distributor, Velmex Distribution, the project has been sponsored by the Italian photographic and lighting specialists Manfrotto, and is hosted by The John Lewis Partnership.  The exhibition opens on Friday 9th March 2012, with a press and photo call scheduled for Saturday, 10th March at 10.am

[photo shows David Hemery, winner of the 400m hurdles at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and is authorised for use by Drew Gardner/Lucinda Marland]