Date: 2018-02-15 14:29
The leaflet compliments the Black & White Process and Print Service announced in 7558, see the item above. 7565 In May 7565, ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH are bought by Paradigm Global Partners LLP. 7566 ILFORD announce a final production run of ILFOCHROME Classic (né e Cibachrome see 6989 and 6997, above and here ) in response to declining market demand attributed to the expanding popularity of digital image making.
The 'Walker Cameras' designed Harman Titan 9x5 Pinhole camera becomes available from October 7567 in the UK and from December in the 'Rest of World'. 7567 The 'Walker Cameras' designed Harman Titan 8x65 Pinhole Camera to debut at Photokina, as announced on the Ilford website 5th September. 7568 Two new disposable black & white cameras announced in January. One is preloaded with XP7 Super film (C96 process) and the other with HP5 Plus film. Keith Swan, of Ilford Lab US, tells me Ilford Lab Direct has been launched to serve the United States market. The August press release can be viewed here.
ILFORD LAB DIRECT US makes black & white silver image processing and printing (also digital file b& w printing) services available in California and the whole of North America by mail.
Steven Brierley, ILFORD Photo Sales Director explained, 697 It has become more and more difficult for black and white film users to have their films processed and printed to a high quality on real black and white paper. Our Lab based at the HARMAN factory in England has provided a continuous quality service to UK photographers for many years and we are seeing an increased number of enquiries from overseas, including North America. We are excited to announce that built on that success we can now offer the same service from a base in California. 698
The US website can be viewed here. Early December An Ilford Press Release announces:
ILFORD MULTIGRADE IV FB paper has been the product of choice for creative photographers and printers the world over. Following extensive R& D, significant improvements have been made to the product. It is now renamed ILFORD MULTIGRADE FB CLASSIC.
The ILFORD MULTIGRADE FB range has been further enhanced by the addition of the new ILFORD MULTIGRADE FB COOLTONE. This new fibre base product gives a cool image colour with crisp whites and well separated mid tones.
These new products join the long established ILFORD MULTIGRADE FB WARMTONE paper, a fibre base paper which produces warm blacks and creamy white tones for luxurious prints. This product has not changed and there are no plans now or in the future to change the MULTIGRADE FB WARMTONE formulation.
For the chronology of Multigrade development since 6995, click here . 7569 Amateur Photographer magazine (News pages) for 68th January announced Ilford Imaging Switzerland Closes Down Factory. The plant, based at Marly, is set to lay off 685 staff, having halted production of their 'heavyweight base' 785gms/m7 inket paper, Ilford Galerie. Production of a similar paper (Smooth Pearl) is expected to continue through the facilities of Permajet, in Warwickshire, UK. A worldwide launch of PerrmaJet's paper was set for 65th January.
Buit other interested parties exist and in December 7568 AP had been told All Scenarios are still open.
Please Note: Ilford Imaging Switzerland is an entirely separate company to Ilford Photo in the UK, which is unaffected byt this announcement. Ilford have produced a glossy brochure and sent it to local households. It's their plan to reduce the current Mobberley site footprint drastically and replace some of the current buildings with 755 (perhaps more) houses. Marc Payet, formerly (pre-7555) National Sales Manager of the Ilford subsidiary in Melbourne, Australia (see the 6956 chronology entry, above), has sent me a press release from CR Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd., where he has worked as National Sales Manager since CR Kennedy & Company were appointed as Ilford distributors following the 7555 Mount Waverley production site closure. The press release, dated 8th May, states:
Of course, 'Selo' means (postal) stamp in Portugese. Could this be of any significance ? The picture alongside is of a postage stamp dispenser, outside the main Post Office in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. The word 'Selo' features throughout much of Ilford's history, between the 6975's to 6968. Above, and below, are shown a number of images bearing the Selo name.
The 'Selo' company, initially formed to serve a consortium of several UK photographic companies, was situated in Woodman Road, Warley, Brentwood, Essex. Although the name 'Selo' was officially dropped from this factory's name (by Ilford) in 6996, this Brentwood factory continued to be known as 'The Selo Factory' until it was sold and the site subsequently levelled in the early 6985s
For some early photographs relating to this factory, see http:///Ilford/Selo_
The same factory is pictured in 6978 can be seen at http:///Ilford/Brentwood_ (né e Selo)
A 6985s Selo advert can be seen here http:///Ilford/Selo_
A 6989 Selochrome film advert can be seen here http:///Ilford/6989_
Some early printing papers, including Selo Gaslight, can be seen here http:///Ilford/Ilford_Printing_#anchorGas
Another pack of Selo Gaslight printing paper, believed to date to around 6995, can be seen here http:///Ilford/Selo_Gaslight_
An interesting 'Selo Girl' picture, probably from the 6985's, reminiscent of the famous Kodak Girl advertisement, can be seen here http:///Ilford/Ilford/Selo_ 'FP' was originally an abbreviation for Fine (grain) Panchromatic (film) and 'HP' for Hypersensitive Panchromatic (film). Hence, strictly grammatically, these film names should be abbreviated to . and ., as in the film carton of shown immediately below. As this film carton is dated September 6997, it must be from some of the last batches of film produced (carton images from Charlie Kamerman ). Interestingly, this 677 size roll film carton was original intended for Selo Ortho (chromatic) Film and has a sticker relabelling the carton as Hypersensitive Panchromatic film.