A Lambda c-type print is a digital print produced using Durst’s Lambda machine – a photographic printing machine that uses three lasers (RGB – red, green and blue) merged into one beam to produce digital c-type prints on light-sensitive silver halidematerials. Exposed paper is then traditionally ‘wet’ processed using photographic chemistry, in much the same manner as traditional photographic prints produced using negatives with an enlarger in a darkroom.
Using this process, we are able to print your images full colour or black and white in sizes up to 1219 mm (48 inches) in width and up to the length of an entire roll – which is a massive 1,968 inches.
To increase the archival stability of your images, our c-type processor includes three wash tanks rather than the standard two.
Why Should I Choose Lambda C-type Prints?
Lambda c-type printing is the highest quality digital c-type printing available and uses the renowned Durst Lambda processor to produce prints that combine a traditionally archival process with all of the benefits of digital control. Digital file information (the image) is passed directly to photographic paper using a system of lasers (rather than LED’s, which are used by some digital c-type printers). The Durst Lambda c-type printer produces an image with a higher PPI than commonly used LED printers, such as The Durst Theta or ZBE’s Chromira.
Through this process, we are able to achieve ultra sharp photographic digital C-type prints with true continuous tone, crisp edge-to-edge printing and absolutely no distortion.
We only use the highest grade archival materials to produce your Lambda C-type print and carry stock of Fujicolor Crystal Archive papers in traditional Matte, Gloss, Super Gloss, Pearl and Velvet finishes alongside transparency materials (Fujiclear and Fujitrans – also commonly known as Duratrans or backlit transparencies). Each paper offers the tactility of a traditional photographic print but with all of the benefits of additional control associated with a digital photographic printing process.
Because we don’t believe that photographic printing should be anything less than the highest quality, we only offer one level of service – our very best.
What Our Clients Say About Our Lambda C-type Prints:
“I’ve been printing colour prints with Genesis for many years; I started with C-type hand prints and after the digital revolution, Lambda digital C-Types. Genesis really is at the top end of c-type printing and their attention to detail is always exceptional. With the addition of their framing department, everything is under one roof which saves me so much time.”