Print and Imaging: Reappraising the Past

From our roots in 19th century photomechanical history, our researchers have undertaken high quality research into continuous tone photomechanical printing involving printing presses, ink and plates.

We are now combining 21st century digital processes, ink formulation and optical methods to high tech but largely forgotten reprographic methods from the 19th century (Lippmann and Woodbury), to reinvent them for 21st century printing industry applications in high end continuous tone printing for art practitioners, security printing, micro printing and bespoke packaging.

We wish to extend our interest beyond the flat surface to an exploration and care of a range of artworks including paintings, sculpture, ancient objects, ceramics and buildings.

Featured image by Dr Susanne Klein.

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