1879 founded by Alfred Harman making Dry Plates
1891 became the Britannia Works Company making 4 kinds of plates and 6 kinds of paper
1897 record profits
1897 sold by Alfred Harman who retired due to ill health
1898 became known as The Britannia Works (1898) Limited
1899 first Ilford Manual of Photography
1900 to 1940
1902 changed name to Ilford Limited
1912 Ilford started to produce roll films
1920 Selo Limited formed incorporating Ilford, Imperial, Gem and Amalgam...
Whether you are new to film photography or picking it up again after a number of years, it is very easy to get started and a rewarding activity regardless of your level of expertise.
Introduction to film photography
To get you started we've created a series of animations that will introduce you to the world of film photography. These short 60 second animated videos cover a range of topics and terminologies to quickly get you up to speed. From f-stop to film types, these videos are the perfect entry point...
Where can I find technical information about your products?
We provide a comprehensive set of technical information to support all our products. Links to the technical information can be found on the product pages on the website.
Advice for Airport X-ray scanners: Film & papers
We are working with the DFT and Heathrow airport in the UK and will shortly be updating our information relating to the new CT type x-ray scanners being installed at major airports worldwide.
Based on our init...
ILFORD PHOTO offer the biggest range of black & white films on the market today. While this is perfect for experienced film photographers who love having a choice, we appreciate that it can be a bit confusing for people new to film photography.
If you are looking to try film photography for the first time and are wondering where to start, then you have come to the right place.
We should start by pointing out that there is no ‘wrong’ choice when it comes to ILFORD films. They are all fantastic,...
This competition is now closed for entries.
You can view all of the International winners here and see all of the finalists in our competition gallery
Welcome to our 2017 black and white film student photography competition 'Lyrically Speaking'.
Please click on the relevant link below to download the entry pack for your country. This includes posters, the brief, entry labels and the terms and conditions.
Kong Kong (English)
Potential Disruption To Product Supply In The US
On Friday August 25th the US distributor of HARMAN technology products (WYNIT) suddenly and unexpectedly halted its distribution activities. This affected our products (branded ILFORD Photo, Kentmere and HARMAN, as well as for Paterson and Agfa color film products). On September 8th, WYNIT subsequently entered Chapter 11 proceedings.
Throughout September we have implemented a direct supply arrangement for retailers in the USA, as an interim measure, to...
Mobberley, UK: 29th November 2017
HARMAN TECHNOLOGY APPOINTS NEW USA DISTRIBUTOR FOR ILFORD & KENTMERE RANGES
HARMAN technology Ltd, the manufacturer of ILFORD photographic film, darkroom paper and chemicals, is delighted to announce the appointment of Roberts Distributors, LP as the new distributor of its products for the United States of America.
The appointment marks the expansion of Roberts, a leading photographic retail and e-commerce company based in Indianapolis, into the photo distribut...
It looks like there are a lot of you who are proud to be films photographers and rightfully so! These are our favourite shots from the ones that you shared with us for this week's #fridayfavourites #pride theme.
@hejrevell Two Pub workers taking a break in Kotor, Montenegro. ? ILFORD HP5 Plus Film ? Leica M7 | 50mm Summicron lens. #ilfordphoto #fridayfavourites #pride #35mm #leica #AnalogPhotography
@keithdmercer #HP5Plus - ideal for the conditions! #fridayfavourites #pride #CoxwellBarn #...
This week's #ilfordphoto #fridayfavourites put our #kentmerefilm in the spotlight. After seeing some of the great images that you shared with us, we wonder why we haven't done this before.
Manufactured here in Mobberley, our Kentmere films undergo the same high quality processes used to make our ILFORD Photo range.
@Trend2signif Shot on Kentmere400 for @ILFORDPhoto #fridayfavourites. Taken in the grounds of Trinity college, Cambridge.
Adi W Reposting for #ilfordfridayfavourites . Shot...
Quality, consistency and value
We have always been proud of the quality, consistency and value offered by our Kentmere range of black & white films.
However, following the recent redesign of our ILFORD film packaging earlier this year we noticed that the Kentmere brand and packaging was looking a little old school (but not in a cool, retro way)!
We felt it was time for Kentmere to step out of the shadows and be recognised for the excellent films that they are and so we are pleased to show ...