Winner of the TIPA World Awards 2024

„Best Photo Lab Worldwide"

TIPA World Award 2024 for ultraHD sharpening for black and white prints

The international expert jury of the TIPA World Awards has once again honored WhiteWall, the premium photo lab, with this year’s selections. After the double award in 2023, WhiteWall can look forward to yet another award this year. 

In the "Best Photo Lab" category, WhiteWall impressed the jury with its ultraHD sharpening for black and white prints. This state-of-the-art technology ensures exceptional detail and perfect results on three Ilford photo papers. UltraHD sharpening brings every detail and nuance of monochrome subjects to life.  

This is the seventh time in the company's history that WhiteWall has received a TIPA World Award. After 2013, 2017, 2020, 2021 and 2023, this year's award is once again: "Best Photo Lab"! 

The TIPA World Awards are presented annually by the members of the Technical Image Press Association, consisting of a large selection of international editors of renowned photo magazines and websites to the best photo and imaging products. They are regarded as the most important awards in the photo industry worldwide. 

"Black and white photography is in our DNA and is very important to our customers. The introduction of the new ultraHD sharpening option in black and white was therefore exactly the right step. This sharpening option is unique on the market and the entire WhiteWall team is more than proud of this product and the new award," says Alexander Nieswandt, founder and CEO of WhiteWall. 

pictures on a wall with black and white motifs

ultraHD sharpening for black and white prints: 

Since 2016, WhiteWall ultraHD technology has been ensuring an exceptional level of detail in photo prints. With sharpening tailored to the respective output process combined with increased production resolution, the process ensures perfect results. Using this award-winning technology and a new, state-of-the-art imagesetter, WhiteWall now offers ultraHD black and white prints. UltraHD sharpening on three Ilford photo papers - PE photo paper with a glossy or matte surface, as well as real baryta prints - impresses with an unprecedented level of clarity and precision. Every detail and nuance of monochrome subjects is brought to life. The new function can be activated in the product configuration under the "WhiteWall ultraHD sharpening" option.  

"Winning this year's TIPA World Award is not only a recognition of our continuous pursuit of the highest quality and innovation, but also a confirmation of our commitment to always offer our customers the best. We see this as an incentive to continue to set new standards and continuously improve our products to exceed our customers' expectations. A big thank you goes to our team, whose tireless efforts and creativity have made this award possible," says Thomas Alscheid, Managing Director of WhiteWall. 

The TIPA jury justified its decision as follows: 

WhiteWall is expanding its extensive range of gallery-quality photo finishing products with ultraHD sharpening for black and white prints. This sharpening option, often under- or unused as a final step before printing, is available for three Ilford photo papers - glossy, matte and true baryta - and brings every detail and nuance of black and white images to life. Each image sharpening level is precisely matched to the output process used in combination with the increased production resolution. This guarantee results that maintain and improve tonal range and detail and are absolutely free of color casts. Customized formats up to 240x122cm are available with numerous options for finishing, framing and hanging. 

ultraDH sharpened motif of a landscape

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