Literaturtipp: Martin Jürgens „The Digital Print: Identification and Preservation“, 2009

„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 poster 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.

Martin C. Jürgens, a conservator of photographs in private practice in Hamburg, Germany, specializes in the conservation of historical and contemporary photographic materials and digital prints.“
Source: Getty Museum Store


“ A fascinating and well-researched book that you’ll want to keep close at hand ’ – Artists & Illustrators Magazine

‚The volume is a valuable resource for the photographic printer, conservator and collector and I thoroughly recommend it’– The Royal Photographic Society, Imaging Science Group Blog

Demystifies the complex, rapidly changing, and sometimes confusing world of
digital print technologies

This invaluable resource 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 fold-out poster 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 want this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind volume.

•The definitive book on printing technologies, materials and print characteristics.
• Categorizes processes – from dot matrix and inkjet to thermal transfer – into print technology families.
• Provides recommendations for storage and gallery labelling.
• Profusely illustrated with photomicrographs and cross sections, and examples of digital prints assembled over the last ten years.

Martin C. Jürgens, a conservator of photographs in private practice in Hamburg, Germany, specializes in the conservation of historical and contemporary photographic materials and digital prints.“
Source: Thames and Hudson, Info

„Obwohl von zwei Verlagen herausgegeben und mit zwei verschiedenen Titeln versehen, ist der Inhalt dieser Bücher identisch. ….

Contents

Part I: Understanding Digital Prints
What is a Digital Print?
Component Materials of Digital Prints

Part II: Printing Processes
Early Computer Output
Inkjet Technologies
Electrostatic Processes
Photographic Processes
Thermography
Related Processes

Part III: Identification
Identifying Digital Prints
Process Identification Summaries

Part IV: Preservation
Factors Influencing Image Stability and Print
Durability
Testing for Permanence
General Recommendations for Acquisition, Handling, Storage and Display
Recommendations for Individual Processes“

Source: Homepage Martin Jürgens

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