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Package of Agfacolor film


[Agfa, Ger.] A registered trademark originally used for color photographic plates manufactured in Berlin in 1916. Agfacolor® plates were made with tiny dyed grains of gum arabic or shellac. The fine-grains gave an intense color. Agfacolor® grain sheets were introduced as rolls and sheets in 1932. A slide film, called Agfacolor Neu (or Agfacolor new) was introduced in 1936. It uses the subtractive color process to produce color negatives. Agfacolor® printing paper that used a multilayer negative-positive process was introduced in 1942.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997