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    Question for PE and Simon, others?

    OK, this question has been burning for decades. Maybe you can help the itching...

    Just how the heck is film coated; so thin, so consistent, multiple layers even? And all in the dark for pan and color films!

    I'd ask for pictures but then I guess the lights would be on........ :rolleyes:

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    You can go look at coating machines, Google Dixons

    There's plenty of information out there. They made Ilfords coating plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    You can go look at coating machines, Google Dixons

    There's plenty of information out there. They made Ilfords coating plant.

    Ian
    Thanks, pictures of machines, but how?

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    There is a complete thread with pictures here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum205/...de-flickr.html

    How is it done? There are 3 basic methods in use today and 3 more that have been mostly abandoned except by 3rd tier companies.

    The three modern methods include extrusion of gelatin emulsion onto support as shown in that thread, and by slide or curtain coating. It is all described in US Patent 2, 761, 791 granted to T. A. Russell of Kodak.

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