An exclusive collection of Fine Art Duratrans.

Available for the first time in true Duratrans format.

We're extremely proud to launch our limited-edition collection of fine art Duratrans - specially curated pieces made exclusively for Eight Editions.

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Duratrans Prints.

Duratrans (short for Durable Transparency) was originally the brand name of a special Kodak film consisting of a translucent-base material with a photographic emulsion, allowing light to diffuse through the image.

Designed for vibrant, backlit colour display prints, films were also later developed by Fujifilm (known as Fujitrans).

Duratrans has now become used as a generic term for all backlit display prints regardless of whether they’re produced photographically or using digital inkjet printing. However, only true Duratrans are the end result of a highly specialised photographic C-Type process.


How they're made.

The image is exposed onto light sensitive film using red, green and blue (RGB) lasers before being ‘wet’ processed and developed in much the same way as a traditional photograph.

These Duratrans should not be confused with inferior inkjet or direct-to-media acetates and backlit prints.

We print all our Duratrans using top of the range equipment (either a Durst Lambda or an Océ Lightjet) from a digital file as opposed to a negative. Both the Lightjet and Lambda C-Type processes are archival, and allow for all the tonal benefits of an old-school, photographic process but now with the added advantage of digital control.

This ensures the highest possible quality over the whole print.

The Results.

This rich medium brings an outstanding almost cinematic dimension to images, allowing artwork to be created with stunning sharpness (up to 4000 dpi), superb clarity and continuous tone, exceptional contrast, opacity and deep, rich blacks - along with vivid colour and saturation across the entire spectrum.

Uniform spot size and shape means that even the edges and corners of an image are as razor sharp as the centre - an overall image quality unmatched by any other printing process.


Did we mention they look incredible illuminated?

Check out our amazing new range of Duratrans prints here!

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