Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,519   Posts: 1,572,217   Online: 1011
      
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 33
  1. #11
    Stephen Frizza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,384
    Images
    174

    The Spiral

    Hi Bob

    I totally know what your saying about the vicious cycle and yea my machine is a little 5L so chemistry is more expensive, I was going to try and do it so that
    i would batch Ilfochrome jobs together and only do special runs of it every few weeks, but for me the demand isnt there. I think it is going to be a process for my own pleasure when I eventually get round to being able to do it.

    ~Steve
    The Lighthouse Lab

  2. #12
    gr82bart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Culver City, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,224
    Images
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by lkbrown View Post
    Could anyone provide a list of labs that would print from 4x5 to Ilfochrome.
    I think Bob at Elevator does Ilfochromes. Not sure. Give him a shout at http://www.elevatordigital.ca/
    Can you still get chemistry and print material, is it still being produced?
    Yes. B&H Photo has the chemistry in stock when I was there last week.

    Although I hear it's (Ilfochrome) been bought by a Japanese firm from Ilford?

    Regards, Art.
    Visit my website at www.ArtLiem.com
    or my online portfolios at APUG and ModelMayhem

  3. #13
    AgX
    AgX is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,956
    Ilford as well as Tellko as Lumiére had several owners:

    In 1958 ICI buys a minority of Ilford Ltd. After some years of cooperation with Ciba (who have bought Lumiére in 1962) Ilford Ltd. finally is owned solely by Ciba in 1969.
    I guess in that period Tellko was acquired too (probably as Ciba Photochemie).
    Ciba merges with Geigy.
    In 1978 all photographic enterprises are placed under Ilford.
    In 1989 Ilford is sold to International Papers.
    In 1997 Ilford is sold to Doherty Hanson, a private equity company.
    The following year the name changes to Ilford Imaging.
    In 2004, the year of its 125th annyversary (Britannia Works), the company collapses with the Swiss branch being still the profitable one.
    In 2005 the UK branch (with half of its employees made redundant) is bought by its management, getting a new name: Harman Technology and trade under Ilford Photo.
    A few months later the Swiss Branch is bought by the old Japanese paper manufacturer Oji.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    41
    Last December I went to my favorite lab in Washington D.C., Chrome Imaging. They said they were discontinuing Ilfochrome. I had been using them for the little color work I do since the early 90's when all this was still called Cibachrome. I was doing a reproduction of an 1800’s painting from 4x5. They showed me their new Chromira prints that can be made from a digital file or film scan. Basically they use an LED printer instead of an enlarger to make the exposure on a conventional photographic paper that still has to be processed. The reproduction results were stunning.

    I think for cost and performance reasons most large labs will be going to a system like Chromira, it’s kind of a hybrid between conventional printing and digital printing. And if you believe the Chromira people its better quality at a lower cost.

    Chrome is here: http://www.chromeimaging.com/

    More on the Chomira Printer is here: http://www.zbe.com/index.html
    -Logan Group

    Pacifism in the face of murderous barbarism is a self-correcting disorder.

  5. #15
    davetravis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Castle Rock, Co.
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    656

    Report from the Field

    Long live Ciba!!!
    I just got home from one of my best shows of the year!
    I heard it all.
    "You're old school," "This wet paper/chemistry stuff is history," "You don't punch the colors with PS???"
    Folks,I encourage everyone of you who can afford some paper and chems, and have some color trannies, to try Ciba.
    It still kicks ass.
    DT

  6. #16
    AgX
    AgX is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,956
    Quote Originally Posted by Logan Group View Post
    They showed me their new Chromira prints that can be made from a digital file or film scan. Basically they use an LED printer instead of an enlarger to make the exposure on a conventional photographic paper that still has to be processed. The reproduction results were stunning.
    You are talking about a new kind of printer.
    However this thread is about a certain type of photographic paper. I assume with little modification that Chromira-printer could print silver-dye-bleach paper too...

  7. #17
    Matt5791's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England, Birmingham
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    998
    Images
    17
    On the trip to Ilford the question about the healthiness of Ilfochrome was asked and the response was that, whilst it is manufacturered by the now separate Swiss Ilford so they could not comment directly, as far as they were aware it was doing pretty well as, whilst it is a small market, they have it to themselves.

  8. #18
    chrisf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    77
    Once I had a Chromira print made by a lab that stopped doing Ilfochromes and while it looked good I sent the chrome out to another printer and had an Ilfochrome print made. It it still my choice for color prints, but due to the cost I can't have as many prints made as I would like.

  9. #19
    DBP
    DBP is offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Alexandria, VA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,886
    Images
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by Logan Group View Post
    Last December I went to my favorite lab in Washington D.C., Chrome Imaging. They said they were discontinuing Ilfochrome. I had been using them for the little color work I do since the early 90's when all this was still called Cibachrome. I was doing a reproduction of an 1800’s painting from 4x5. They showed me their new Chromira prints that can be made from a digital file or film scan. Basically they use an LED printer instead of an enlarger to make the exposure on a conventional photographic paper that still has to be processed. The reproduction results were stunning.

    I think for cost and performance reasons most large labs will be going to a system like Chromira, it’s kind of a hybrid between conventional printing and digital printing. And if you believe the Chromira people its better quality at a lower cost.

    Chrome is here: http://www.chromeimaging.com/

    More on the Chomira Printer is here: http://www.zbe.com/index.html
    I talked to a guy there about this last week. He said they had given up because of difficulties in getting supplies of the paper and chemistry. He showed me one of the Chromira prints and suggested that the quality was pretty close but not quite as deep as Ilfochrome.

  10. #20
    Thanasis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    392
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza View Post
    Hi Tom

    Ilfochrome is an odd material here in australia, its spoken of amongst professional photographers who lament on how they wish they could still get Ilfochrome prints and it amazes me that they say this here because there are in actuality so many labs doing it per number of labs and also for the size of our population.

    I too held this concept that Ilfochromes were dying and when i opened my lab I bought an ilfochrome processor, the chemistry and stock. Ive done the service for 2 clients but im not sure yet as to weather I will launch it as a service due to the difficulty in attracting new clients to this service simply because of the service cost. and also because of my past 2 experiences producing ilfochromes for clients I was unable to make anything from it.

    In researching the service and the public intrest in it I also looked to
    who else was doing this printing process in Australia and I can guarantee that there is defiantly at least one lab per state who is still producing ilfochromes via traditional hand crafting.

    There are 3 facilities off hand I know of in new south whales, 3 in victoria, one in Tasmania, 2 in Western Australia, 3 in Queensland , one in Northern Territory (although not a public lab) and one in south Australia,

    Ilfochrome is the Grand Lady of positive to positive printing Ide love to know how healthy global sales of it are.

    ~Steve

    Hi Steve,

    I've done a bit of searching too but I could only find one place in South Australia that does it called Chromacolour. Who do you know that does it professionally in Sydney??

    regards,
    Arthur

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin