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Joe Balitzki
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 - posted December 17, 2017 07:14 AM      Profile for Joe Balitzki   Email Joe Balitzki   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a Pink Panther cartoon from Walton that has perfect color because it was printed on AGFA stock. I was wondering how common Walton prints are where their color is fine. I imagine that other stocks were used by the printing lab(s). Was the Walton Logo always at the end of a film? Or was it also at the start on say a feature release? I ask because the Head Leader is gone from the cartoon but the original credits are all there.

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Maurice Leakey
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A lot of their last releases were on Agfa stock and the colours have held up very well.
The Walton logo was not always at the start of their films, but almost all films had the logo at the end.
Not too sure about features as I do not have any.


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Tom Photiou
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Agree with Maurice here, i have over the years only had one or two faded waltons, all of ours are on Agfa stock with 1st class colour.

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Brian Fretwell
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Many early ones were on Fuji stock and still look good, though a Dastardly & Mutley cartoon I have (my first colour/sound purchase) is on 3M stock and not so good 40+ years later.

As I put in another thread I have the promo for Capricorn One both in silent (a test print bought when Walton was closing) on late Fuji and sound on Agfa - there is very little if anything between them in colour.

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Mark Todd
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The Fuji stock is quite variable on the Waltons, some of the later 80 stock looks great but some also fades.

I prefer the twin stripe copies rather than the just main track ones.

Its luck of the drawer as there are plenty still good or just slightly warming but also a good few well on the way or red.

Some can be quite grainey too and some quite fine grain.

There was it appears quite a bit of change in the Fuji stocks, over time.

You can get some really early ones that have held up beautifully.

The later plastic green backed cases can be better but not always.

But the ones that got on to Agfa seem to really hold up well, but also not always.

Its a look and see job with them.

Buy for 400 feet digests they are a much better bet than some releases.

Iver films seem to follow a similar pattern stock wise so maybe from the same sources.

Best Mark.

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