Six Years of Education in the Conservation of Digital Prints
The authors began jointly teaching about digital printing processes in the conservation field in 2001, and have given a large number of seminars and lectures, individually and in collaboration, on the topic to over 400 conservation professionals and artists since then. A number of lessons have been learned during this time, among them the fundamental fact that the identification of the printing process is the most valuable tool in conservation practice, since it necessitates an understanding of the technical details of print production; this results in information on the materials involved and thus allows the conservator to make decisions regarding handling, storage, exhibition, and treatment. To this purpose, a guide to identification has been developed and is currently awaiting publication. Further topics of the seminars have been managing the often conflicting sets of terminology used by the digital printing industry and the conservation field, and the advantages of close collaboration between the conservator, the printmaker, and the artist.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-01-01
For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.
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