Ilford Appoints MAC Group US Distributor

ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH has announced it will be collaborating with MAC Group on the US distribution of its line of professional and consumer inkjet media. Adding ILFORD to its growing family of professional photographic products, MAC Group will now handle nationwide distribution for all ILFORD professional, consumer, and wide-format inkjet media offerings.

For more than 130 years, the ILFORD brand has long been synonymous with professional quality printing materials. As the photography market continues to move from traditional film production to the inkjet-dominated digital landscape, the company has continued to dedicate itself to creating innovative print media to meet these adapting demands. With its own in-house research and development staff, ILFORD leverages its state-of-the-art expertise to ensure its users can create superior prints with the highest-quality image rendition, ideal color accuracy, and long-lasting image permanence to combat the perils of time.

"At ILFORD, we dedicate ourselves to exceeding customer demands and we strive to manufacture inkjet media that can make our customers’ images come to life; we feel we have found a distribution partner in the MAC Group which can match our dedication to these customers," said Tim Maher, President of ILFORD America Inc. "MAC Group’s unique specialty in reaching the professional photographic markets will help ILFORD access new distribution channels and ultimately expand the retail availability of our inkjet media."

For the past 23 years, MAC Group has sought to provide photographers, videographers, students and educators with the world’s finest image making tools. The addition of ILFORD to its growing family of brands not only helps it further this initiative, but also brings a new and exciting dimension to its collection of brands. "In recent years, the exponential growth of digital photography has required photographers to focus more on their individual imaging workflow, often causing them to stray away from in-studio printing", said Joshua M. Fischer, MAC Group Product Marketing Manager for the ILFORD brand. "Our goal is to help reverse that trend by expanding the audience for ILFORD media and empowering photographers with the skills necessary to create truly magical prints from their homes or studios."


Founded in 1879, ILFORD is a leading player in the development and manufacture of photo quality media and other consumables for both inkjet printing and color photographic processes. The worldwide digital imaging and color photographic businesses, which include R&D and manufacturing operations in Switzerland, are owned by Paradigm Global Partners LLP. ILFORD hosts its U.S. sales operations from its offices in Avon, CT.

The ILFORD name is well established in the history of imaging and today continues to be associated with cutting edge technology thanks to its strong links to the photo imaging marketplace, research and development, technical know-how and manufacturing capabilities. For more information on ILFORD, please visit

About MAC Group

MAC Group is a sales and marketing company dedicated to supplying photographers, videographers, educators and students with the world’s finest image-making tools. In addition to the brands it represents in the USA, MAC Group designs and distributes Tenba and Induro products internationally. For more information on the MAC Group, please visit:

Source: Ilford

August 2011