ILFORD unveils new 'green' media for print businesses

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ILFORD has unveiled its new BioMedia and Photo Realistic ranges that offer print-for-pay businesses an environmentally-friendly alternative to standard commercial print materials. With growing pressure on businesses to adopt environmentally sustainable policies and processes, ILFORD has continued to embrace its responsibility to sustainable product innovation.


ILFORD BioMedia provides a complete, biodegradable solution to replace coated vinyl or polyester media displays and traditional mounting boards. As an eco-friendly replacement for these existing but ever-lasting commercial products, BioMedia meets the most demanding expectations for quality and performance while maximising environmental benefit. The new range, which includes Display Film, Display Film UV, Rigid Display Board and Laminate, employs an enzyme to accelerate the biodegradation process to completely breakdown the products under anaerobic landfill conditions, saving valuable landfill capacity. BioMedia was recognised as a 2011 SGIA Product of the Year in the Media - Vinyl category.

ILFORD OMNIJET Photo Realistic

Expanding the ILFORD OMNIJET commercial inkjet media range, the recyclable Photo Realistic line been certified as responsibly sourced in compliance with the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C107238). The wide format media includes gloss and satin finishes and offers excellent performance with aqueous dye and pigment inks, as well as UV cured, HP latex and electrostatic printers. Longer length rolls of 131ft (235 gsm) and 164ft (175 gsm), along with high opacity and stiffness figures, ensure improved productivity with a high quality look-and-feel, ideal for printing posters, exhibition panels and graphic displays.

Both ranges have certification from HP for use with its latex printers. For more information, please visit: