HARMAN technology Limited has announced plans to extend its highly popular range of ILFORD PHOTO black and white photochemistry products with a new developer. ILFOSOL 3 is due for official launch in February 2008 and is an enhanced formulation of the one-shot, general-purpose, liquid black and white film developer - ILFOSOL S.
The new developer is particularly suited for use with medium and slow speed films such as PAN F PLUS, FP4 PLUS and DELTA 100 PROFESSIONAL where it ensures a fine grain and optimal sharpness at full film speed. It is supplied as a concentrate in economical 500ml bottles and is diluted (typically at a ratio of 1:9) for one-shot use. However, for greater economy, ILFOSOL 3 can also be used with many films at a higher dilution of 1:14 with only a small trade off in image quality.
The introduction of ILFOSOL 3 is just the latest in a long line of product launches by ILFORD PHOTO. Since the company was formed in 2005 out of the black and white side of the ILFORD business created by Alfred Harman in 1879, ILFORD PHOTO has reintroduced such well-respected photochemistry products as ID-11, Microphen and Perceptol powder film developers, and the ILFOTEC HC and ILFOTEC LC29 concentrated liquid film developers.
At the same time, it has also developed a number of totally new products, including ILFORD Washaid, the ideal means of washing all fibre based papers and ILFORD HARMAN WARMTONE DEVELOPER.
Speaking of the latest addition to the ILFORD PHOTO range, HARMAN technology Marketing Director, Howard Hopwood, said: “At a time when many leading manufacturers of photo-imaging products are pulling out of the black and white market, we remain as staunchly committed to it as ever. The introduction of ILFOSOL 3 should serve as proof - and reassurance - of this. Monochrome is in our blood at HARMAN technology and we believe in doing all we can to safeguard its future and to promote its co-existence with digital photography.”