2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Nanomaterials in Imaging

M. Pauchard
ILFORD Imaging, CH

nanomaterials, imaging, nanoparticles

The disruptive technology change in imaging from traditional analogue photography to digital photography imposed a big challenge on the industry. Photo-quality ink-jet prints started to replace the traditional silver halide technology with the ultimate goal to match and eventually outperform its quality and longelivity. In first generation products the Ink-Jet layers consisted of swellabe polymers that could absorb the ink and fix the dyes to produce high quality images that nowadays reach the quality of traditional photos. The second generation of receiving layers marked a complete change of concept. Capillary forces of a nonporous layer now drove the ink-uptake, allowing high-speed printing of high-resolution pictures. This change of concept also implicated important changes in ILFORD’s production technology and manufacturing. In a short overview this presentation will introduce the audience to the challenges and opportunities ILFORD encountered and still encounters by choosing to work with nanomaterials.

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