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Conference Proceedings: 1st International Conference on Preservation and Conservation Issues related to Digital Printing

Thompson, Robert and Manning, Andrew and Townsend, Joyce (2001) Conference Proceedings: 1st International Conference on Preservation and Conservation Issues related to Digital Printing. Institute of Physics, London, UK. ISBN 0750309903

Type of Research: Book
Creators: Thompson, Robert and Manning, Andrew and Townsend, Joyce

The area of research is conservation with particular interest in the factors affecting digital printing

These Conference Proceedings were edited and subsequently published in March 2001. The lead organiser and editor was Professor Robert Thompson. The author liaised with the speakers to produce the final papers that are published here.

The conference was novel in bringing together speakers and an audience of conservation and preservation scientists, chemists, physicists, artists; conservators from galleries, museums and libraries as well as suppliers of ink, paper and printing technologies. The aim of the conference was to explore the issues affecting the longevity of artefacts produced using the new digital printing technologies and their associated materials. Unlike established artists and author media, the substrates and colorants used with digital printing technologies are now known to be unstable under a range of conditions and artefacts so produced are threatened during display and storage.

However, the use of digital printing by artists and publishing houses is increasing rapidly and with them the potential for degradation of original works. Accordingly there is growing international concern about the future of such materials and the ability to conserve them for posterity.

Many interesting and useful conclusions were drawn regarding the state of the stability and longevity of digitally printed artefacts. Factors affecting the stability of prints were found to be complex. It was established that there was a dearth of information relating to specification and standardisation of test procedures and storage criteria. Work is under way with the International Standards Organisation and is a subject to be pursued by subsequent conferences.

The speakers were drawn from an international pool of expertise from the US, Germany, Canada, Denmark, France, as well as the UK.

The author’s knowledge in such a range of subjects ensured that these proceedings have appeared in print.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: RAE2008 UoA63
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Institute of Physics
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 1 March 2001
Copyright Holders: r.thompson@lcc.arts.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009 14:06
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 09:12
Item ID: 1178
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1178

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