The world of three-dimensional holography has been quite dormant over
recent years save for its continued progress in security packaging,
credit cards, and other types of authentication, and the foray into 3D
portraiture as witnessed by the recent 'blue' portrait of HM The Queen.
However, a major development by Fujifilm looks set to revive the field
of hologram creation across a wide section of commercial and artistic
Fujifilm of Japan has entered the holographic film market straight in
at the top of the tree with the highest quality, highest consistency
and highest speed film now available.
Branded Fujifilm F HL and distributed exclusively in Europe,
Africa and Middle East Regions by Fujifilm subsidiary Fuji Hunt, this
media is three to four times faster than any other holographic film
currently available. This means there is less exposure time needed,
less chance of vibration, and a far brighter image.
The Fujifilm F HL film, which will be available from 1 July, and will
initially be directed to holographic display applications. This is an
area in which the film's high consistency plays an important role.
Whereas until now two batches - or even two boxes - of film could never
be guaranteed to be of the same configuration, and thereby ensure
consistency, the Fujifilm product does exactly that.
The company's long history of producing photographic film of
exceptional quality has provided the basis for manufacturing this
high-grade panchromatic, photosensitive silver halide emulsion which is
coated on a Tri-Acetate Cellulose base. The film's high sensitivity,
ultra fine grain and low noise make it the perfect choice for producing
masters as well as reflection or transmission transfers.
It is Fujifilm's belief that 3D images will be an
integral part of the future of imaging,
Jackson, sales director of Fuji Hunt's holography programme.
It is for this reason that the company has invested
deeply in holographic R&D and utilised its unique experience in
the field of film coating and production. As a result, the Fujifilm F
HL film incorporates all the benefits of Fujifilm photographic film
which have been configured to produce the highest possible quality for
The availability of this high standard film is
likely to regenerate a great deal of activity and interest in the
holography field, bringing together academic and scientific
applications with more visually artistic uses, such as will be found in
works of art as well as for advertising, signage, commercial imaging
and printing purposes.
Jackson will be expanding on the application of Fujifilm F HL film
technology for the display holographic market when he makes a
presentation at the 7th International Symposium on Display Holography
being staged over 10 to 14 July at the OpTIC centre in North Wales.
Fuji Hunt will also be participating in the exhibition area of the