The Digital Print: The Complete Guide to Processes, Identification and Preservation

The Digital Print: The Complete Guide to Processes, Identification and Preservation


By (author) Martin C. Jurgens

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 263mm x 32mm | 1,500g
  • Publication date: 24 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500514984
  • ISBN 13: 9780500514986
  • Illustrations note: 276 illustrations, 227 in colour
  • Sales rank: 318,982

Product description

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. There is a removable poster that provides a ready reference for identifying specific processes and 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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Author information

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

Review quote

""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"