COLOR PRINTING FILTERS
Select color print filters.
Given information and charts depicting color print filters.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding to 80% of the
multiple-choice test covering color print filters.
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE COLOR PAPER AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS
Ektacolor RC paper is a waterproof, multilayer paper designed for the production of high quality
color prints from Kodacolor, Vericolor or Internegative Films. Either contact or projection printing
methods may be used. It is designed to be processed in Kodak Ektaprint 2 (EP-2) chemicals. There are
various methods used for processing Ektacolor paper. All produce satisfactory color prints.
a. Ektacolor RC (resin coated) paper is an integral tripack emulsion. It has three light-sensitive
emulsion layers. Each emulsion layer is sensitive to one of the primary colors of light. The order of
emulsion layers is red-sensitive on top, followed by green-sensitive, and blue-sensitive on the bottom.
This is reversed from that of the negative.
b. Ektacolor 74 RC paper is available in only one grade of contrast. This is all that is needed
because the paper is matched to the normal characteristic of the color negative.
c. Color printing paper also exhibits reciprocity failure very similar to film materials when
varying exposure times are used. Reciprocity failure differs in degree between the three-print emulsion
layers and will cause serious differences in color balance. It is, therefore, recommended that exposure
times shorter than 5 seconds and longer than 45 seconds be avoided.