[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.
Resources and Citations
- Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997
- Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agfacolor (Accessed Mar. 1, 2006)