Silver Dye Bleach Print
A silver dye bleach print is made by exposure through a color transparency onto a plastic support coated with three emulsion layers, each containing light-sensitive silver salts and a cyan, magenta or yellow dye. The process is so-named because during development, unnecessary image material is selectively bleached away. The resulting image is noted for its glossy surface, saturated color and clarity. Cibachrome was the first commercially successful silver dye bleach print material and was introduced by Ciba-Geigy in 1963.