About Us

Our Story

It all began in a barn in 1983 with the origin of Nova Darkroom and the innovative ‘Nova Slot Processor’, renowned for making life easier for darkroom printers.

The company developed with the digital era which saw the birth of PermaJet inkjet media in 1999. The growth continued each year, and PermaJet successfully launched Europe’s first CIS Bulk Ink System in 2001. We were an instrumental part of the launch of the first digital Fibre Based/Baryta materials which emulated the traditional darkroom paper.

Using our technical expertise, manufacturing experience and knowledge gained throughout our history, PermaJet has constantly pushed the boundaries of inkjet technology, proven by numerous awards over the years. 25 years of extensive technical inkjet knowledge and our advanced FREE ICC Profiling services are all provided to help amateurs and professionals alike produce that all important perfect print.

PermaJet’s comprehensive range of inkjet media includes something for everyone, from the avid home-printer, exhibition creators and high-volume professional labs alike.

Our inkjet papers and accessories are suitable for all digital photographic printing applications – Photo Papers such as High Gloss, Oyster Satin/Lustre, Matt and Double-sided, as well as cotton rag and alpha cellulose giclée Fine Art and Baryta Fibre Papers. We have a wide range of inkjet canvases for art and photography reproduction too.

PermaJet is now part of The Imaging Warehouse Group, whose brands cover all aspects of inkjet printing. Our team has a wealth of passionate and knowledgeable individuals who strive to help and inspire customers. Because at PermaJet, we’re all about print.

Historic images showing the history of The Imaging Warehouse and PermaJet

Over 35 Award Winning Inkjet Papers & Canvases

Inkjet Hardware, Print Accessories and Ink

Free Custom ICC Profiling Service

FREE Next Working Day Delivery

Print Courses & Technical Support

Our History

June 23, 1983

Nova Darkroom was established

Nova Darkroom Equipment began in 1983 manufacturing the ‘Nova Slot Processor’ which made life easy for the darkroom printer.

June 23, 1983
May 16, 1990

Move to Warwick

As Nova Darkroom expanded, the company moved from a local barn to it’s first purpose built premises in Warwick.

May 16, 1990
March 31, 2000

PermaJet was established

PermaJet was established with one aim: to deliver a range of high quality inkjet papers to suit everyone who is serious about their photography and image printing.

March 31, 2000
April 30, 2005

The Imaging Warehouse Group was formed

The Imaging Warehouse was formed which brought together PermaJet and Nova Darkroom under one roof.

April 30, 2005
January 6, 2010

Moved to purpose built Warehouse in Stratford-upon-Avon

As the company expanded we moved to a purpose built ware house overlooking the Stratford-upon-Avon countryside.

January 6, 2010
October 8, 2017

The Imaging Warehouse acquires Online Paper

We acquired Online Paper to further establish ourselves within the inkjet media market. Distributing all of the most popular brands!

October 8, 2017
April 2, 2019

The introduction of Premier Ink & Paper

Premier Ink distributes Original and Compatible ink cartridges as well as inkjet paper to the hobbyist and amateur user.

April 2, 2019
August 12, 2023

The Imaging Warehouse celebrates 40 Years

In 2023 we’re celebrating 40 years of The Imaging Warehouse. To learn more about some of our milestones over the years read our 40th Anniversary Blog.

August 12, 2023

Other brands in The Imaging Warehouse Group

Nova Darkroom Equipment distributes Darkroom consumables around the world.

Premier Ink & Paper is a one-stop shop for ink and paper. You’ll find all the trusted brands you know and love.

Online Paper are the online paper specialists with the widest range of inkjet paper, best prices and next day delivery.

The Photographic Academy offers a comprehensive selection of courses on print and photography.

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