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ArchivalColor

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“ArchivalColor and Ultrastable
In the early 1980s photographers frustrated by the poor stability of dye coupling materials started to experiment with pigment processes. Among them was Charles Berger, a California-based fine art photographer who, in 1982, developed a modern version of the three-color carbon process he called ArchivalColor, using pigments similar to those used in the automobile industry (Fig. 3.11). The first batch of ArchivalColor dichromate-sensitized pigment films was manufactured to Berger’s specifications by McGraw Colorgraph of Burbank, California, a former manufacturer of carbro materials. Unfortunately, problems of insolubility with the McGraw films soon became evident, and few prints were made with the material.”

(Pénichon, Sylvie (2013): Twentieth Century Colour Photographs. The Complete Guide to Processes, Identification & Preservation. London, Los Angeles: Thames & Hudson, on p. 92.)



Secondary Sources

Pénichon, Sylvie (2013): Twentieth Century Colour Photographs. The Complete Guide to Processes, Identification & Preservation. London, Los Angeles: Thames & Hudson, on p. 92. View Quote