Sunday, May 19, 2013
New55 Publishes Radically Improved Direct Positive Film Patent Application
Ashland, MA May 19, 2013. Robert J Crowley/Soundwave Research, sponsor of The New55 Project, has published a second patent application for instant film materials. Direct Positive Image Transfer System (link to the pdf, here) is a radical departure from traditional and instant film materials as it employs a single substrate material and a sensitive surface to produce a direct positive AND right-reading image without any intervening steps. The new material, which is in the research stage, would eliminate "Polatrash" and leave only the desired, display-ready photograph, but without the mirror image reversal of many direct positive processes. A further advantage of inventor Robert J Crowley's Direct Positive Image Transfer System is its size: "Any size or format of camera can be used, without special processors or holders, from the smallest miniature formats, to the truly gigantic" he remarked. The new material is not likely to be available soon and would likely first become available in black and white, with a color version following after. "Post digital photography will be seen as an important step in the evolution of the art of photography, which is in its infancy" remarked Crowley. "The present disruption in the manufacture and use of photographic materials is a natural evolution that must occur for the arts and sciences to progress."
Posted by Bob Crowley at 5:49 AM