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#1 dd3stp233

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:51 AM

Back in the early 1970's(or older) there were several novel developments in color film technology. Does anybody know why other types of color film never caught on or were not commercially produced? I am speaking of Dupont type 275 color film, or 3M Electrocolor Print Process (electric developed film?), or mixed grain or packet process films. But mainly thinking of silver-dye bleach process for prints, this type film (especially for cinema prints) was reported to have color dye stability that is about 10x that of other color development dyes, finer grain, and with spectrophotometric properties closer to the ideal so that colors are brighter then conventional processes.
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:32 AM

Back in the early 1970's(or older) there were several novel developments in color film technology. Does anybody know why other types of color film never caught on or were not commercially produced? I am speaking of Dupont type 275 color film, or 3M Electrocolor Print Process (electric developed film?), or mixed grain or packet process films. But mainly thinking of silver-dye bleach process for prints, this type film (especially for cinema prints) was reported to have color dye stability that is about 10x that of other color development dyes, finer grain, and with spectrophotometric properties closer to the ideal so that colors are brighter then conventional processes.


Most of these "novel developments" would likely be much more expensive than current color print films, which are certainly meeting customer needs for the release print market. Kodak VISION Premier Color Print Film 2393 allows exceptional tone scale and color gamut. Currently, 35mm color print film has a list price of less than $0.10 USD (10 cents) per foot.

Today's color print films are much improved for image stability compared to the print films made before the late 1970's, when Kodak introduced print films with much improved image stability.
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:20 PM

The silver-dye bleach process has been and continues to be used in color still photography print applications with the price being comparative to other methods. Its generally considered the best method for archival stability and superior in its color attributes.
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