What is today's status of the dye-transfer process-technology for printing?
It is a technology that peaked in the 1980s, but due to rapid pace of innovation the printing industry it is now almost extinct.
I know there are some labs or specialists that still have committed to the technology. Is it because of large investment, or because of nostalgia? Or are there any technical reasons to keep it alive (such as, maybe: superior long-term color stability, high gamut of some tonal ranges). Has there been any innovation in that area?