PREPARE TO PRINT COLOR NEGATIVES
Perform the techniques to prepare to print color negatives.
Given procedural techniques, information and charts about color negative characteristics and printing
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding to 80 of multiple-
choice test covering procedural techniques and characteristics of color negatives.
Learning Event 1:
VISUALLY IDENTIFY COLOR NEGATIVE EMULSION-SENSITIVE LAYERS AND THEIR DYE
Color negative film. Color negative materials are highly versatile, having certain advantages
over reversal color films. From a color negative, you can produce color transparencies directly without
first producing an internegative.
a. Color negative materials have wider exposure latitude and are easier to correct for color
balance and contrast variations. Their only real disadvantage is the fact that they don't lend themselves
well to visual evaluation since their printing characteristics cannot be accurately determined just by
viewing the negative.
b. There are many color films available, made by different companies. All have variable
characteristics in relation in speed, grain, resolving power and color balance. Emulsion speed ranges
from 30 seconds in internegative film up to ISO 1000 in Kodacolor.