of my artwork is printed with a Durst photographic printer on
FujiColor Crystal Archive paper, which produces the finest images
in terms of vibrancy and permanence.
DURST PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTER
The Durst Photographic Digital Printer is an evolution in imaging
to unsurpassed large-format quality: Straight from a digital file,
the Durst Photographic Digital Printer can print any creation
directly onto photographic media. The Durst Photographic Digital
Printer combines the advantages of classical silver halide photography
with the potential of the latest laser and digital technology,
without an intermediate film stage - and without the compromises
of CMYK output. This new technology offers superior color saturation
and fidelity, better image quality, and more details than other alternatives. It also provides a number of advantages
over conventional enlargements, including improved image quality
with no image distortion and no loss of image sharpness and perfect
edge to edge sharpness and evenness. The Durst Photographic Digital
Printer operates with a full 36-bit RGB color space (68 billion
colors) to ensure excellent control over the light source and
to produce faithful color reproductions.
Example of matting and framing your purchased artwork.
FUJICOLOR CRYSTAL ARCHIVE PAPER ADVANTAGES
FujiColor Crystal Archive Paper is a color paper incorporating
Fujifilm's latest coupler, base, and tone-control technologies
to deliver superb colors and pure whites with exceptional color
image stability and sharpness for high-quality prints of lasting
1. 60+ Years Lifespan
Here's how the major brands of photographic paper last. This chart
depicts the amount of time under normal household display required
to produce 30% fading of the least stable colour dye.
& Type of Paper
Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
Kodak Ektacolor Edge 8
Kodak Ektacolor Edge 7
Kodak DuraLife Paper
Kodak Ektacolor Portra III
Professional Konica Color QA Type A7
Agfacolor Paper Type 11
Ilford Ilfochrome (Reversal)
Kodak Premium Ink Jet Paper
Fading also occurs under dark storage conditions, such as photo albums,
and again, Fuji Crystal Archive Paper lasts many times longer than
the second leading brand. Fuji paper is not predicted to crack, discolour,
or yellow for over 100 years when properly stored.
2. Outstanding color stability
Thanks to advanced dye technology, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper
demonstrates exceptional resistance both to color fading and staining,
whether stored under illumination or in darkness.
3. Pure whites, clean highlights
The markedly improved white base used in Fujicolor Crystal Archive
Paper delivers superb white chromaticity. Pure whites and bright,
clean highlights create a dramatic sense of clarity and dimensionality.
4. Brilliant color reproduction
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper utilizes Fujifilm's proprietary Advanced
V-Coupler technology to offer outstanding reproduction of the entire
color spectrum. Especially notable are the new papers' profound reds,
clear yellows, and beautiful skin tones.
5. Excellent reciprocity characteristics
Due to its wide exposure latitude, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper
boasts highly uniform sensitivity and gradation, making them suitable
for a wide range of applications.
Advanced V-Coupler (AVC) technology The color dyes used in Fujicolor
Crystal Archive Paper employs specially developed coupler molecules
structurally designed for maximum dye stability. Combined with Fujifilm's
own color image stabilizing technology, the result is print longevity
that sets a new standard for RA-4 compatible materials.
Advanced High-Performance Base (AHPB) technology Fujifilm's High-Performance
Base technology utilizes high-density, fine, white grains of titanium
oxide to minimize halation caused by irregular light reflections on
the inner layers of the paper. Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper further
improves on this technology with the addition of a new optical brightener
for strikingly improved whiteness.
Highlight Tone Control (HTC) technology Another new composite technology,
HTC combines Fujifilm's latest base- reflection control techniques
with Advanced Dual-Mode Photoelectron Controlling Crystal (AD-PCC)
technology. AD-PCC provides two benefits: more efficient accumulation
of photoelectrons on the silver halide crystal surfaces, and precise
tailoring of photographic characteristics in both low- and high-density
areas. The overall result: highlights of unparalleled clarity.
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