ILFORD has announced the commercial availability of its 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.
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 and lower temperature settings, 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.”
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