[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.