[NetBehaviour] Cibachromes

{ brad brace } bbrace at eskimo.com
Sun Apr 28 13:29:23 CEST 2013


An assortment of small (untitled) 5x7inch, posterized Cibachrome prints; backlit
CibaTrans (1973-1991).


Ilfochrome (also commonly known as Cibachrome) is a dye destruction
positive-to-positive photographic process used for the reproduction of film
transparencies on photographic paper. The prints are made on a dimensionally stable
polyester base as opposed to traditional paper base. Since it uses 13 layers of azo
dyes sealed in a polyester base, the print will not fade, discolor, or deteriorate
for an extended time. Accelerated aging tests conducted by Henry Wilheim indicated
the product resisted fading under display conditions longer than any other known
photographic color material. Characteristics of Ilfochrome prints are image clarity,
color purity, as well as being an archival process able to produce critical accuracy
to the original transparency.


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