[International Paper] A former registered trademark for a tricolor process used to make color prints from slides and transparencies. Cibachrome® was introduced in 1963 after the merger of Ilford UK and Ciba-Geigy Photochemie of Switzerland. Its name was officially changed to Ilfochrome in 1992 when Ilford was purchased by International Paper, but it is still commonly called Cibachrome®. The Cibachrome® process uses pure cyan, yellow, and magenta color azo dyes. Once exposed, the film is placed in a black and white developer, then an acid bleach bath followed by a fixer. The bleach step removes the dye colors in regions where they do not occur. The Cibachrome® process produces highly saturated, permanent colors with excellent sharpness and contrast.
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- The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Photography
- Website address 1 Comment: http://www.merrill.demon.co.uk/Ciba%20History.htm
- Website address 2 Comment: AMOL reCollections Glossary - http://amol.org.au/recollections/7/c/htm
- Website address 3 Comment: www.ilford.com