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Jeannette Klute

(Rochester, NY, 1918 - )

Red and Green Leaves, c. 1950
Vintage dye transfer print on paper
20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Stephen Nicholas
Accession Number: P2004.10.52

Vintage dye transfer print on paper.

Signed recto; signed, titled, stamped and numbered on mount verso (Visual Research Studio Project 13 Set 5 Print 39 EH (od) 4402-1).

Dye transfer came from Kodochrome in the 1930s. It is a 30-step process with a registration matrix. The matrices hold the dyes, and you have to get the different colors aligned. Line up the matrices and press them onto the paper. The photographic element is that you use the negative to harden or soften the matrix. Dye transfer is not as highly saturated as carbo prints. It produces a more matte, even surface, so you get more relief in the image. Dye transfer is less expensive than carbo printing; you can make 100 prints with dye transfer where carbo printing would give you only two.

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