I'm glad the situation is looking better for them. Certainly their range of ink jet papers is widely distributed in the UK and seems to sell well.
Ilford Imaging definitely stopped with halide products
The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation reported that Ilford stopped with analogue materials.
A leading Ilford engineer, who is made redundant himself, is quoted that only Fuji still makes halide papers (which indeed is a weird statement, but telling about the production situation at Ilford.)
From this and other statements it must be concluded that production of silver-dye-bleach films also ended.
Last edited by AgX; 09-26-2013 at 01:24 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Ilford Imaging is illiquide again
after their new investing partner has retracted. Now again it is for the court to decide upon insolvency unless in the mean time a new investor shows up.
Furthermore they refer to difficulties with their suppliers, contradicting their last statement where they just praised them fort their commitment.
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I am on the other side of the Atlantic and I can hardly make things clear between Ilford Frigbourg and the other entities running under the Ilford or Harmann names.
Can you light thing up for me please?
Put very simple: once the swiss Tellko and the british Ilford merged under the ownership of Ciba under the Name of Ilford. But that was also the time of Cibacolor. In the beginning crisis they split with the swiss entity going on as Ilford Imaging, whereas the british entity re-started as Harman.
With Harman making b&w films and paper, Ilford Imaging making colour films and paper. Both also make ink-jet papers.
Ilford Photo is no company, not even a department as Simon indicated above, but only a manufacturer brand of Harman, designating part of the Harman-made silverhalide materials.
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Thanks AgX for putting things in their appropriate perspectives.
Ilford Imaging is dead
The judge decided that the company has to be dissolved.
So, I guess this is likely the end for Gold Fiber Silk inkjet paper?
What Simon and AgX have said is totally correct. I don't think it can be stressed too strongly that, in recent years, "Ilford" is just a trademark, used by the Swiss company for inkjet and cibachrome products, and by Harman Technology in the UK for B&W films, paper, chemicals and other analogue products.
Originally Posted by ArgentixCa
Other than using the word "Ilford" for the two different classes of products, it is public information available on the UK Government company registry, that there are no connections, financial or otherwise, between the Swiss company and Harman, with the latter being rock-solid and, we hope, around for many years.
To complete the story, Harman does make/supply a range of (excellent) inkjet papers under its own name, but these do not carry any Ilford trademarks.
When I bought my Inkjet printer, I bought sample packs from Ilford (Imaging Switzerland), Moab, and Hahnemuhle to test out.
Looks like it's just down to Moab vs Hahnemuhle now...
An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.
f/64 and be there.