Identification of Prints
In cooperation with IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators)
To: Friday 19.10.18
10555 Berlin, Germany
The artistic and reproduction printing techniques undergo a constant development. Modern technology allows a great variety of relief, intaglio, lithography, screen and digital print. Therefore the artistic print is no longer reduced to the classical technique, but artists are using the modern technologies. By identifying prints we are confronted with industrial and photomechanical techniques.
In the course the classical artistic techniques will be presented as well as the industrial and photomechanical techniques in their historical context and technical procedures. Each technique with her variations will be explained with slide lectures.
In the practical sessions original samples of the different techniques will be examined under magnification. Several stereomicroscopes will be provided. Looking at the original prints the distinctive characteristics of each technique will be worked out and the identification exercised.
The two days provide an opportunity to look at a great number and variety of original prints under magnification and to exercise the identification of their techniques.