"Dye coupler print" ??

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by mabman, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. mabman

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    I was at my local public art gallery today, looking at some Edward Burtynsky prints.

    They're quite large, and the accompanying descriptions have them listed as "dye coupler prints". What is that, exactly? Is that the same as a c-print?
     
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    It is improper nomenclature, but refers to color analog prints as having couplers in them which form dyes during development. Thats about it.

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    Yes, I think that would be a C-print, though it's more common to call them "chromogenic prints." Ciba/Ilfochromes are usually called "dye destruction prints" or "dye bleach prints", and color Polaroids are usually "dye diffusion prints."
     
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    Yes, "C" print was a trade name for a now defunct Kodak paper.

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    Ah! Very good, thanks all.