Lambda C-Print


Lambda C-Print

The first commercially chromogenic print process was introduced by Kodak in January 1942. Some years later the same company introduced a chromogenic paper with the name Type-C but it has been discontinued several years later. The name Type-C and C-print have remained popular since then. The chemistry which has been used to develop chromogenic prints, is today known as RA-4.

The last years, prints are exposed by using digital exposure systems such as the Durst Lambda, a digital C-Type print which usually called “Lambda C-Print”. Lambda uses RGB lasers to expose light-sensitive material so as to produce a latent image that is then developed, using conventional silver-based photographic chemicals (RA-4).

C-Print is the first choice for photo prints, art exhibitions, interior decoration and advertising applications. In 1999, Photolab installed the first Durst Lambda 130 in Greece. Since then we are the only lab which continues to offer high quality C-Prints in a large variety of light-sensitive materials. Lambda C-Print offers top quality with excellent gradients, tonalities, high densities and extra durability concerning usage.

Available Materials

Glossy paper
Light-sensitive, resin coated paper with glossy emulsion. Offering intense blacks, better contrast and more vivid prints. Available up to 127cm roll paper.

Matte paper
Light-sensitive, resin coated paper with matte emulsion. Offering excellent prints with perfect grey gradations and tonalities. The ultimate option for exhibition and art prints. Matte is the most used C-Print paper. Available up to 127cm roll paper.

Light-sensitive, resin coated paper with glossy emulsion and metallic base (instead of white). Offering better contrast, more vivid prints and a special “metallic” effect. Temporarily unavailable.

Light-sensitive polyester transparent paper with milky glossy emulsion. This material is used always with backlight. Rich densities, excellent quality and tonalities. The best material worldwide for advertising applications. Available up to 127cm roll paper.

Light-sensitive polyester paper with extra glossy emulsion, the old Cibachrome! Offering the best contrast and more vivid prints. Extra durable and non scratchable. Available up to 127cm roll paper.


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