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13 December 1977 3M AND Kodak Dry Silver Recording Materials For Laser Imagery Transmission Applications
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The overall performance of laser imagery transmission systems is often determined by the recording material used to pro-duce hard copy. Baseline recording material specifications frequently include an exposure sensitivity of about 200 ergs/cm2, spectral sensitivity matched to a high reliability laser, and resolution greater than 250 lpi. An inline dry-processing capability is generally a key requirement. Dry silver film and paper, such as the panchromatic 3M Type 7771 paper and Type 7869 film and the orthochromatic Kodak Ektamate 150 paper, currently best satisfy these needs. As part of an ongoing effort, we have experimentally characterized the 3M and Kodak dry silver materials. We have measured sensitometric and information recording properties as a function of development conditions and investigated operational characteristics such as shelf life, image permanence and environmental sensitivity. Experimental data in the form D-log E, CTF and AIM curves will be pre-sented. In addition, problem areas common to dry silver materials will be discussed. A general conclusion of our studies is that dry silver films and papers are satisfactory for the majority of laser imagery transmission applications, but that they require several improvements.
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M. W. Shareck, R. G. Zech, and J. E. Holmes "3M AND Kodak Dry Silver Recording Materials For Laser Imagery Transmission Applications", Proc. SPIE 0123, Optical Storage Materials and Methods, (13 December 1977); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955806
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