Imaging Chemistry in the New World of Digital Photography

[This publication is based on a presentation given at the Twin Cities section meeting of the American Chemical Society, February 15, 2011. It includes the presentation and the quiz]

Abstract – Over the past decade, photography has evolved from traditional light-sensitive silver halide emulsions to a variety of digital technologies, including inkjet, dye sublimation, and electrophotography. The transition to digital photography has led many new products, including customized photo books and other gifts. The production of these products relies on combinations of three or more colorants, including cyan, magenta, and yellow, with the exact combination dependent on the product requirements.

Stability and image quality of photographic products depend on the chemistry of the underlying materials.  Heat, humidity, air pollution, and light exposure control how long specific products will last. Photo gifts must also be durable and abrasion resistant. This presentation will highlight the significance of imaging chemistry and the resulting product performance in the new world of digital photography.

Presentation – The complete presentation is available at Imaging Chemistry in the New World of Digital Photography.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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