Kodak Reversal / Slide Film Processing E-6
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Chemicals, Process E-6, are used to process KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME and ELITE Chrome Films, as well as other manufacturers' color transparency (chrome) films.
Process E-6 chemicals are offered in sizes designed for all types of processing operations—from small tank or rotary tube to large professional finishing labs and photo finishing operations. The chemicals are supplied as liquid concentrates for ease of handling and mixing.
- First Developer — converts exposed silver halide to metallic silver. This is the most critical step in Process E-6.
- First wash — stops the action of the first developer, and removes the first developer solution from the film.
- Reversal Bath — reversal agent is absorbed into the film, preparing the film for the color developer step.
- Color Developer — developing agent reacts with silver halide to form metallic silver.
- Pre-Bleach — prepares the film for the bleach step.
- Bleach — converts metallic silver back to silver halide.
- Fixer — converts all of the silver bromide into soluble silver compounds.
- Final wash — removes chemicals remaining in the film emulsion.
- Final Rinse — promotes uniform drying.