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DYE TRANSFER

Kenda North

A process used by an artist should be a tool for the visualization of ideas. The evolve-ment of my work in dye transfer has been based on the premise that through chance, accidents, skill, and courage, materials intended for one thing can be made to do something quite different.

Dye transfer was originally introduced by Kodak in 1946 as a means of reproducing a full-color print from a color transparency. The process involves the making of three separation negatives from the original transparency and exposing these to three sheets of matrix film, which are processed, dyed, and printed in register on a single sheet of ...

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