KODAK ACCUMAX Photoplotter Film ARD7
TECHNICAL DATA / PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FILM
KODAK ACCUMAX
Photoplotter Film ARD7
—High Complexity PCB Starts With the Right Phototools—
July 2004 • TI-2574
Creating high-complexity phototools starts with the right
film. Now from Kodak, you get hard-line-edge quality and
superior dimensional stability with KODAK ACCUMAX
Photoplotter Film ARD7. ARD7 Film uses the latest
Integrated-Booster-Technology (IBT processing)—
technology pioneered by Kodak. ARD7 Film is specifically
designed for PCB phototool creation. Some of its
outstanding features are:
• Superior dimensional stability with Kodak’s exclusive
one-sided gel coating structure—delivers low humidity
coefficient of linear expansion of 0.0009% per % RH
• Extremely sharp line-edge quality with the latest in
Integrated-Booster-Technology processing
(Recommended for processing in IBT compatible
developers such as KODAK ACCUMAX Rapid Access
Developer and Replenisher)
Dimensionally stable support.
7-mil (0.18 mm)
ESTAR Thick Base
DARKROOM RECOMMENDATIONS
Darkrooms can be illuminated using an EncapSulite
T20⁄ND0.75 “cyan” filter. The light should be at least 4 feet
(1.2 metres) from any area where the film will be handled.
Where possible, the safelights should be located as to
maximize room lighting for safety but minimize direct
exposure to the film surface itself. The farther away the lights
are located from the film, the greater the margin of safety.
This filter should provide up to 4 minutes of acceptable
safelight performance, under the stated conditions.
• Coated on specially manufactured low-inclusion
ESTAR support (0.007-inch, 0.18 mm)
STORAGE AND HANDLING
• Permanent anti-static performance to resist the
attraction of dust and dirt
Keep unexposed film and processed film in a cool, dry place.
Process film as soon as possible after exposure.
• Excellent scratch and abrasion resistant overcoat
• Contains ultra-fine matte on the emulsion side to
improve handling and vacuum draw-down to photo
resist
• Dual red sensitivity at 633 nm and 670 nm for use with
photoplotters using helium-neon (HN) or
red-laser-diode (RLD) exposing sources
ARD7 Film is designed for the use with the following
photoplotters:
Manufacturer*
Mania Barco
Model
BG-7300, BG-7400, BG-3800, BG-3900,
BG-7500, SilverWriter
Dainippon Screen RG 4000, RG 7000, RG 7500
*
SUPPORT
First EIE SA
RP 24, RP 300, RP 500
Escher-Grad
EG-5000, EG-8200, EG-9000, EG-9400
Mania Barco
(Gerber)
Crescent 30, Crescent 40
Glaser
Galaxy 3000, Galaxy 4000, Galaxy 6000
Lavenir
PULSAR 8000SE
Orbotech
LP 7008
Secma
International
Swift 2028, Swift 2636, Swift 3242, Swift
4257, Swift 4763
Products are trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
©Eastman Kodak Company, 2004
EXPOSURE
PROCESSING
The exposure required is a function of both the photoplotter
characteristics and development conditions. Optimum
exposure must be determined by means of a trial exposure
series following the equipment manufacturer's
recommended procedures. The calibration test will
determine optimum exposure for required line width and
D-max. The resulting image quality and D-max can be
influenced by variations in time and temperature of
development. Many customers may find that a change to the
recommended time and temperature will provide a more
suitable result for their particular exposing conditions.
Notice: Observe precautionary information on product labels and on
the Material Safety Data Sheets.
CAT No.
Dilution
KODAK ACCUMAX
5L
Rapid Access Developer
concentrate
and Replenisher
Size
887 5569
1:2 with
water
KODAK Rapid Fixer and
Replenisher
174 9837
1:3 with
water
Recommended Starting Points
Exposure Conversion Factors
Developer Temperature
When converting from another film, the following exposure
factors can be used as a starting point. Multiply your current
laser intensity setting by the factors as a starting point. An
exposure sweep of over and under exposure is strongly
recommended to determine optimum laser intensity. Please
note the factors assume processing in the recommended
developer and processing conditions as specified by the
manufacturer.
Converting to
ARD7 From:
LD Exposure
Mulitplier
HN Exposure
Multiplier
IPR7 / HPR7
x1
x1
VR7 / IMR7
x1
x1
x1.0 to 0.8
—
ERF7
Note: For Gerber Crescent 30 and 40 models, use a neutral
density filter of 1.7 to 1.8 ND.
RECIPROCITY
With recommended processing, the reciprocity speed change
is negligible (1⁄3-photographic stop or less) within exposure
range of 1⁄1000 second to 1 billionth second, there is no
change in contrast.
2
5L
concentrate
Time
ACCUMAX Rapid Access Developer
*Optimum
35°C (95°F)*
45 seconds*
38°C (100°F)
30 seconds
32°C (90°F)
60 seconds
starting point recommendation for ACCUMAX Developer.
Fixer: Use a starting temperature equal to or 1 to 2°C
lower than the developer temperature.
Replenishment Rates:
Developer*
Fixer†
465 mL / sq m
540 mL / sq m
*
Anti-oxidation replenishment rates should be set to achieve one tank
turnover per week.
† As a starting point, do not add hardener to the fixer. If abrasion or
transport problems occur in processing, a small amount of KODAK
Rapid Fixer, Part B can be added(CAT No. 173 3013, 72-ounce bottle).
Start with 8 mL of Part B per litre of well mixed, working strength fixer,
and increase as necessary to a maximum of 25 mL per litre. Add Part B
slowly and mix thoroughly.
Recommendations at Setup:
✔
Confirm processing time and temperature with
calibrated stopwatch and digital thermometer. Adjust
control settings to achieve the desired set points
✔
Measure replenishment rates with a graduated cylinder
or beaker. Adjust replenishment settings to deliver
required volume of developer and fixer for sheet size
being used.
KODAK ACCUMAX Photoplotter Film ARD7 • TI-2574
Dimensional stability is an all-inclusive term. In
photography, it applies to size changes caused by changes in
humidity and in temperature, and by processing and aging.
The dimensional properties of ESTAR Base may vary
slightly in different directions within a sheet; the differences
that may exist, however, are not always equal in both the
length and width directions.
Differences in size change between length and width
should be within 10 percent of each other.
Thermal Coefficient of Linear Expansion:
Unprocessed or processed
0.001% per degree F
0.0018% per degree C
Humidity Coefficient of Linear Expansion:
CURVES
Spectral Sensitivity Curve
1.0
Effective Exposure: 10 seconds
Densitometry: Diffuse Visual
0.0
LOG SENSITIVITY *
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY
1.0
2.0
3.0
250
Unprocessed
0.0011% per % RH
Processed
0.0009% per % RH
300
350
400
450
500
550
600
650
700
750
WAVELENGTH (nm)
2
*Sensitivity = reciprocal of exposure (erg/cm ) required
to produce specified density
Processing Dimensional Change:
Dependent upon drying conditions.
Recommended dryer
temperature starting point
Characteristic Curve
35°C (95°F)
Exposure: Laser Diode (3LS Ch28), 45 seceonds
Process: ACCUMAX Rapid Access Developer and
Replenisher, 1:2, 95F, 45 sec
Densitometry: Diffuse Visual
5.0
DENSITY
4.0
3.0
2.0
1.0
0.0
3.0
2.0
1.0
0.0
1.0
LOG EXPOSURE (lux-seconds)
3
KODAK ACCUMAX Photoplotter Film ARD7 • TI-2574
KODAK ACCUMAX Photoplotter Film ARD7
MORE INFORMATION
For the latest version of technical support publications for
Kodak products, visit Kodak on-line at:
http://www.kodak.com/go/PCBproducts
If you have questions about Kodak products, call Kodak.
In the U.S.A.:
1-800-242-2424, Ext. 19, Monday–Friday
9 a.m.–7 p.m. (Eastern time)
In Canada:
1-800-465-6325, Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Eastern time)
From outside the US/Canada: 1-716-724-4000
Note: The Kodak materials described in this publication for
use with ARD7 Film are available from dealers who supply
Kodak products. You can use other materials, but you may
not obtain similar results.
NOTICE: The sensitometric curves and data in this publication represent product tested under the conditions
of exposure and processing specified. They are representative of production coatings, and therefore do not apply
directly to a particular box or roll of photographic material. They do not represent standards or
specifications that must be met by Eastman Kodak Company. The company reserves the right to change
and improve product characteristics at any time.
Industrial Imaging
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY • ROCHESTER, NY 14650
KODAK ACCUMAX Photoplotter
Film ARD7
KODAK Publication No. TI-2574
Kodak, Accumax, Ultraline, and Estar are trademarks.
Minor Revision 7-04
Printed in U.S.A.
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