Technologies > Printing
Creative Arts and Design > Conservation]
|Creators:||Fricker, Anna and Hodgson, Alan and Sandy, Mark|
Increasing numbers of galleries, museums and archives are including ink jet printed materials into their collections, and therefore displays. There is evidence that the instability of these prints is such that images can suffer deterioration in print quality or in extreme cases, a loss of information over an extended period of time. This is shorter than the period typically required for perceptible deterioration to occur in many other paper-based artworks. The image stability of prints is affected by a number of factors some of which have already been studied. However the role played by the ink solvent in the loss of image quality has yet to be explored. This paper will outline research being undertaken to investigate the effects of solvent content which may increase/promote the loss in image quality of the hard copy prints when stored or displayed under a range of temperature and humidity conditions.
|Type of Research:||Article|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
MATAR was founded in 2005 to build on a well-established base of scientific research at UAL. During its time, MATAR has undertaken research at the intersection of the sciences and the arts in order to apply science and technology in the fields of communication, conservation, fashion, art and design.
From its foundation in 2005, MATAR was led by Dr Andrew Manning, who had an outstanding record of research and successful PhD supervision and completions. The Centre attracted researchers in other specialist subject fields and thus provided a framework for emerging as well as existing research strengths in science and technology subjects. The Research Centre was a centre of excellence for ink/substrate projects, as well as having a wider portfolio which included conservation science, colour imaging and document security.
MATAR was not redesignated beyond 2010, but closed in July of that year. Despite the unit’s closure, in the specialist laboratories across the University, the Centre had an outstanding range of powerful and up-to-date measurement and test equipment which is still available for use.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||humidity, ink jet, solvent, stability|
|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||Institute of Physics Publishing|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts|
Colleges > London College of Communication
|Funders:||Arts and Humanities Research Council|
|Digital Object Identifier:||10.1088/1742-6596/231/1/012017|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), An investigation into the effects of solvent content on the image quality and stability of ink jet digital prints under varied storage conditions|
|Deposited By:||Unnamed user with username africker|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2011 14:47|
|Last Modified:||31 Jan 2013 12:38|