original cibachrome photograph is hand printed in the darkroom and
is mounted on to museum board. Signed and numbered.
Hand Printed Darkroom Photographs
very rare darkroom process of Cibachrome, (aka Ilfochrome) is a dye
destruction positive-to-positive photographic process used for the
reproduction of slides on photographic paper. In contrast with everyday
developer base papers, Cibachrome is coated with color layers before
printing. Instead of developer, bleach is used to strip away color
not used in reference to the original transparency film. The prints
are made on a dimensionally stable tri-acetate polyester base, essentially
a plastic base opposed to traditional paper base. Since it uses azo
dyes on a polyester base, the print will not fade, discolor, or deteriorate
for a long time. Characteristics of Ilfochrome prints are image clarity,
color purity, more environmentally safe, as well as being an archival
process able to produce critical accuracy to the original slide. No
computers or digital files are used.