From drypoint to inkjet

Parraman, C. and Morby, N. (2009) From drypoint to inkjet. In: Colborne, J. and Fisherman Snyder, R., eds. (2009) Printed on Paper: The Techniques, History and Conservation of Printed Media. Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne: Arts and Social Sciences Academic Press, pp. 170-176. ISBN 978.0.9561206.3.2 Available from:

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This conference paper was given at the Printed on Paper Conference, 5th-7th September 2007, The Sage Conference Centre, Gateshead, UK. It presents research in collaboration with the Prints and Drawings Department at Tate Britain London. The database records the modern print collection by process and demonstrates the evolution of the technical and hardware developments that has impacted printmaking over the last century. The record concentrates on photomechanical developments and in particular half-toning, colour separation and methods for colour printing. Significant donations made by the Curwen and Kelpra Studio, demonstrates printmaking made by artists in the 60s and 70s, and which, this collection is unsurpassed in the UK; more recently, a donation from the Tyler Studio demonstrates multi-technique, experimental and large scale printmaking. In preparation for future conservation issues, the presentation also discusses non-impact processes and methods for recording digital prints.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:printmaking, technical and hardware developments, photomechanical, half-toning, colour separation, colour printing, Tate Britain
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:7731
Deposited By: J. Montgomery
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 08:36
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 22:05

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