The Digital Print: Identification and Preservation

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This invaluable resource demystifies the complex, rapidly changing, and sometimes confusing world of digital print technologies. It describes the major digital printing processes used by photographers and artists over the past forty years, explaining and illustrating materials and their deterioration, methods of identification, and options for acquiring and preserving digital prints. A removable chart provides a ready reference for identifying specific materials.
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Overview


This invaluable resource demystifies the complex, rapidly changing, and sometimes confusing world of digital print technologies. It describes the major digital printing processes used by photographers and artists over the past forty years, explaining and illustrating materials and their deterioration, methods of identification, and options for acquiring and preserving digital prints. A removable chart provides a ready reference for identifying specific materials.
Anyone involved in identifying and preserving digital prints--from conservators, curators, archivists, and registrars to photographers, artists, and printing studios--will welcome this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind volume.
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"Essential."

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 “Essential.”—Choice

“This reference book takes a comprehensive look at printing processes of the past 40 years, including digital print technologies.  The book helps readers identify materials and processes and gives practical tips on preserving digital prints.”—Professional Photographer

 “The book presents a wealth of both technical and practical information on contemporary processes and challenges.”—Fort Worth Star Telegraph

 “Useful for anyone involved in identifying and preserving digital prints, including conservators, curators, archivists, photographers, artists, printers, and students.”—Book News, Inc., SciTech Book News 

The Digital Print provides an amazing array of authoritative information that is crucial for anyone who deals with digital prints in any way, from making them to collecting, documenting, storing, handling, researching, and writing (or reading) about them.  Certainly it is a great resource even for those who only look at digital prints.”—The Washington Print Club Quarterly

“The definitive authority in the field.”—Journal of Forensic Document Examination

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892369607
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,282,698
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

 Martin C. Jürgens, a conservator of photographs in private practice in Hamburg, Germany, specializes in the conservation of historic and contemporary photographic materials and digital prints.

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