Ilford Names Kenko Tokina USA Distributor for Galerie Pro Inkjet Papers

Ilford Names Kenko Tokina USA Distributor for Galerie Pro Inkjet Papers

IlfoColor Analog Products Also in the Deal


Huntington Beach, CA—Ilford Imaging Europe GmbH announced the appointment of Kenko Tokina USA, Inc., as the new distributor for the Ilford Galerie Professional inkjet paper line. Moreover, Kenko Tokina will also distribute Ilford’s IlfoColor analog portfolio for the U.S. market. The distribution agreement is effective May 20, 2024.

“We are very pleased to have Kenko Tokina USA, Inc., as our new distribution partner and look forward to growing the U.S. business together,” said Marc Payet, general manager, International Sales, Ilford Imaging Europe. “The appointment of Kenko Tokina USA is about ensuring that we are well structured and positioned to service the market and deliver the right customer outcomes.”

Ilford Names Kenko Tokina USA Distributor

As a result of the agreement, Kenko Tokina USA will handle nationwide sales and distribution for all Ilford IlfoColor cameras as well as Ilford Galerie Professional desktop and large-format inkjet products. Ilford Names Kenko tokina USA-Ilford-ILFOCOLOR-RAPID-camera-front-p

Furthermore, Paul Cousins will continue in his role as Ilford’s sales manager for the United States.

“This new partnership with Ilford is a perfect fit. The combined strengths of our companies will improve existing customer support while expanding brand awareness and increase selling opportunities,” added Mack Matsumoto, president, Kenko Tokina USA. “Ilford’s innovative products bridge the gap between digital and analog. A rarity among photographic brands. We are excited to be a partner in their continued growth.”

What’s more, all Ilford products will continue to be available through authorized dealers in the United States. Ilford-Logo-Ilford Names Kenko tokina USA


Founded in 1879, Ilford is a developer of professional photo quality products. Consequently, the Ilford name is well established in the history of imaging. Today, it continues forward with new technology. That’s thanks to its strong links to the photo-imaging marketplace, research and development, as well as technical know-how.

Kenko Tokina USA, Inc.

Kenko Tokina was established in 1973. Moreover, Kenko Tokina USA is the exclusive North American distributor for Tokina lenses, Hoya Filters and Slik tripods/heads. It is also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Cokin filters and Kenko products.