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    cibachrome vs. fujiflex

    Anyone know if fujiflex will be as stable as cibachromes over time?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrapak View Post
    a major part of the image stability of Ilfochrome/Cibachrome comes from both the high-purity Azo dyes embedded in the paper.
    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...ilfochrome.pdf


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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    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...ilfochrome.pdf


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    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.
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