Kodak 2302 Film Camera User Manual

TI2497 Issued 11-99
Copyright, Eastman Kodak Company, 1999
KODAK Black- and- White Print Film 2302 / ESTAR Base
1) Description
KODAK Black-and-White Print Film 2302 / ESTAR Base is a low speed, high-resolution print film. This blue-
sensitive black-and-white film is designed for general release printing. It is also useful for making both positive and
negative titles and RGB separations from electron beam recorders. 2302 is coated on a proprietary ESTAR base
which offers improved physical performance throughout the entire motion picture system.
Please refer to Section 6 for processing information on 2302
Laboratory benefits include:
Polyester basegreater tear strength, durability, dimensional stability, and archival keeping.
Process surviving anti-static layerprotection from static marks prior to printing.
Process surviving anti-static layerreduced dirt attraction to processed prints and static protection prior to
Process surviving lubricantbetter transport characteristics for processed film.
Patented antihalation dye technologysuperior halation protection (no fringes in titles).
Benefits for distributors and exhibitors include:
Polyester base, process surviving anti-static layer, scratch resistant backing layer, and process surviving
lubricantcleaner, more durable prints.
Patented anti-halation dye technologyno fringes in titles and sharper projected image.
Improved transport throughout the entire system.
Benefits for the archivist include:
Polyester basebetter archival keeping properties than current 5302.
2) Base
KODAK Black-and-White Print Film 2302 / ESTAR Base is coated on thin 0.0048 inch (120 micrometers) ESTAR
(polyethylene terephthalate) base, featuring a proprietary electrically conductive anti-static layer, a scratch resistant
backing layer, and a process surviving backside lubricant which remains with the film after processing, eliminating the
electrostatic attraction of dirt particles to the processed print even at very low relative humidity. A very thick polymeric
backing layer coated on top of the anti-static layer provides improved resistance to backside scratches, cinch marks, and
abrasion of both raw stock and processed film. The backing layer also contains a process surviving lubricant and matte
to optimize winding and transport characteristics.
3) Photographic Properties