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ENDURA Transparency / Clear Display Materials


Questions and Answers

What are these materials?

These are the latest generation photographic display medias from Kodak with rich colors and eye-catching appeal. Now each display material is also optimized for digital and optical exposure.

KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Transparency Display Material is for use on illuminators without built-in diffusers. This translucent-base color transparency material offers improved color saturation for brighter colors and a more uniform D-max generating blacker blacks.

KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Clear Display Material is a clear-base color transparency material for use on illuminators with built-in diffusers. Perfect for creating large, brilliant display transparencies.

Both display materials are compatible with Process RA-4.

What can I use this material for?

ENDURA Transparency Display Material is ideal for a range of backlit display applications on illuminators without built-in diffusers, for example:

  • large display images (such as trade-show displays)
  • point-of-purchase materials
  • indoor transit displays (airports, subways, etc.)

ENDURA Clear Display Material is designed for similar applications where a built-in diffuser is available. For example:

  • backlit displays for advertising/point-of-sale, promotions, lobbies, and office decor.
What are the key image characteristics of these products?

The key features and benefits of these ENDURA Transparency and ENDURA Clear Display Materials are:

  • Wide color gamut that delivers bright, saturated colors and intense blacks for extra impact
  • Superb detail from highlights to shadows and exceptionally sharp text
  • State-of-the-art image stability for long-lasting displays
What are the key advantages of these Display Materials for labs over previously available materials?

With ENDURA Transparency and Clear Display Materials, labs get:

  • Display materials optimized for exposure in both digital and optical printing devices
  • No change in calibration aims for digital printers
  • Simplified inventory control
  • Less sensitivity to process variations caused by image-density variations, bleach-fix contamination, and changes in product mix or processor utilization
  • Clean process; reduced processor maintenance
  • High quality prints and high productivity
  • No color shift with over laminates and adhesives
What are the key benefits of ENDURA Transparency and ENDURA Clear Display Materials for specifiers and end users?

With ENDURA Transparency and ENDURA Clear Display Materials, end users get:

  • High quality displays
  • Long lasting image performance
  • Brighter, more saturated colors, especially blues, cyans, purples, yellows and greens
  • Wider color gamut
  • Accurate color reproduction, consistent results
  • Deep, rich blacks; uniform high D-max
  • Higher contrast for more vibrant prints
Can KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Transparency and ENDURA Clear Display Materials be exposed both optically and digitally?
Yes. These display materials are designed for both digital and optical printing.
What digital printers can be used to expose KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Transparency and ENDURA Clear Display Materials products?

These display materials can be used in (but are not limited to):

  • DURST LAMBDA and EPSILON Printers
  • OCE LIGHTJET Printers
  • POLIELETRONICA LASERLab Printer
  • ZBE CHROMIRA Printer
What are the D-max and starting calibration values with KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Transparency Display Material for the DURST LAMBDA Printer (at 200 dpi)?

ENDURA Transparency Display Material
Using KODAK EKTACOLOR Digital Developer Replenisher RT
D-max:
R = 350
G = 360
B = 350
Basic Calibration Values:
Y = 78
M = 62
C = 0
D = 93

For information on using KODAK EKTACOLOR Digital Developer Replenisher RT, see KODAK Publication CIS-269.

Using KODAK EKTACOLOR RA Developer Replenisher RT
D-max:
R = 320
G = 325
B = 325
Basic Calibration Values:
Y = 90
M = 53
C = 0
D = 89

For information on other digital printers, see KODAK Publication E-4038 .

What are the D-max and starting calibration values with KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Clear Display Material for the DURST LAMBDA Printer (at 200 dpi)?

ENDURA Clear Display Material
Using KODAK EKTACOLOR Digital Developer Replenisher RT
D-max:
R = 300
G = 320
B = 305
Basic Calibration Values:
Y = 94
M = 60
C = 0
D = 58

For information on using KODAK EKTACOLOR Digital Developer Replenisher RT, see KODAK Publication CIS-269.

Using KODAK EKTACOLOR RA Developer Replenisher RT
D-max:
R = 275
G = 280
B = 275
Basic Calibration Values:
Y = 103
M = 53
C = 0
D = 65

For information on other digital printers, see KODAK Publication E-4038 .

Can I expose these materials on the KODAK PROFESSIONAL RP 30/SRP 30 or RR 30 Laser Printers?
KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Display Materials cannot be used on these printers as the printers were designed primarily for high-volume output on reflective print papers. In addition the RP 30/SRP 30 printers are not designed to provide the extended process time required by ENDURA Display Materials.
Can I expose these materials on the KODAK PROFESSIONAL RP 50 LED Printer (previously LED/LED II 20R or P)?
KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Display Materials cannot be used on these printers as they are primarily designed for reflective print applications.
Do these materials work in a standard Process RA-4?
Yes, and the development time must be set to 120 seconds.
What sizes are available?
ENDURA Transparency Display and ENDURA Clear Display Materials are available in sizes up to 182.9 cm (72 inches) wide.
What is the image stability of these products?
ENDURA Display Materials incorporate our latest technology. See the white paper for more information on image stability.
What is the fire rating of these products?
The fire rating for the digital display products is the same as that for any display materials. See CIS-37, Combustion of KODAK Films, Resin-Coated Photographic Papers and Print and Display Materials.
Can these products be spliced?
The display materials can be spliced with Kodak splicing tape as with past display products.
Can I use a safelight with these products?
Do not use a safelight with these products.
How should I calibrate these materials?
Follow the manufacturing recommendations for calibration.
How should these products be stored?
Store unexposed materials at 13º C (55º F) or lower in the original sealed package. High temperatures or high humidity may produce unwanted image-quality changes.
What is the latent-image keeping of these materials?
For best results, we recommend processing these materials the same day as exposure.
How can I retouch these materials?
You can retouch these materials the same way that you retouch other display materials. For more information, see KODAK Publication E-70, Retouching Prints on KODAK EKTACOLOR and EKTACHROME Papers.