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Ilford's Inkjet-Printable Calendar Marks Milestone

Celebrates centennial anniversary of color photo printing




Color photography is 100 years old. Ilford is celebrating just how far the technology has advanced by offering a 2003 calendar that photographers can be download and print on their own desktop inkjet printers.

In 1903, French inventor Louis Lumiere registered for the patent for a “color photographic system” that subsequently became known as autochromes lumiere. He had used the system to create and produce the first color images 100 years ago.

Ilford's calendar features digitally restored images made from original autochrome plates and information about Lumiere, the Lumiere Company and the autochrome process.

The calendar is available at The files are optimized for printing on Ilford Galerie Professional Inkjet photo papers. All Ilford Galerie papers are compatible with dye-based inks used on Epson, Hewlett Packard, Canon, and Lexmark printers. Galerie Smooth papers are compatible with the pigmented inks used on the Epson Stylus Photo 2200. (Ilford Imaging USA, Inc.:



Interior Décor and Textile Printing: What Equipment Do You Need?

The First Installment of the new Interior Décor and Textiles Webinar Series, Bridging the Gap Between Commercial Peel-and-Stick Wall Graphics & Professional Home Décor, focuses on the technology used for these applications. Our expert panel of speakers cover topics such as what equipment to purchase, what to look for when purchasing, and the various applications you can offer with the equipment you currently have. Watch the first episode, sponsored by TVF, above.

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