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Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by allsystemsfail, Mar 9, 2011.
Anyone know if fujiflex will be as stable as cibachromes over time?
No. Someone will be along to explain better than I can, but a major part of the image stability of Ilfochrome/Cibachrome comes from both the high-purity Azo dyes embedded in the paper as well as the dye-destruction based P-5 process.
Ilfochrome/Cibachrome is not coated on paper. It is a white Melinex (DuPont's trade name for poyester).
EDIT: Apparently there is a resin coated paper version too: http://www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk/userfiles/file/ilfochrome.pdf
Yep, Ilfo/Cibachrome is in a class by itself.
Dye-destruction, silver-dye-bleach processes are fundamentally different than color-coupler, chromogenic prints.
That's not to say that the latter's stability will be bad, but the former's stability is fantastic.
I know it's not coated on paper, but "paper" is the common term for photographic printing material. Besides, the OP was comparing two polyester-base printing materials, so I assume he would know what I was referring to.