Monday, January 28, 2008

Dye-transfer process

The dye transfer progression is a continuous-tone color photographic printing process, popularized by the Eastman Kodak Company in the 1940s. It is sometimes referred to by such general names as wash-off relief printing and dye imbibition’s transfer printing. The process involves making three matrices for each color, which absorb dye in quantity to the density of the relief. A color print is shaped, by transferring the dyed film matrices in physical contact onto a mordant dye receiver paper. Eastman Kodak Company congested making materials for this process in the mid 1990s. The dyes used in the process are very spectrally pure compare to normal coupler induced photographic dyes, with the immunity of the Kodak cyan. Also the dyes have exceptional light and dark fastness. The dye transfer process possesses the major color gamut and tonal scale than any other process, including inkjet. Another important characteristic of dye move is it allows the practitioner the highest degree of photographic control compare to any other photochemical color print process.

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