Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Title of Paper: Customizing digital printing for fine art practice

Author/Co Authors:
Carinna E. Parraman, Paul Thirkell, Steve Hoskins, Hong Qiang Wang, and Paul Laidler
Name of conference: Electronic Imaging 2005
Date: 28.01.2005
Published in: SPIE, Vol. 5667, 465 (2005); doi:10.1117/12.587891
URL Links: http://spie.org/x10.xml?WT.svl=mddh1

The presentation will demonstrate how through alternative methods of digital print production the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is developing methodologies for digital printing that attempt to move beyond standard reproductive print methods. Profiling is used for input and output hardware, along with bespoke profiling for fine art printmaking papers.

Examples of artist's work, and examples from the Perpetual Portfolio are included - an artist in residence scheme for selected artists wanting to work at the Centre and to make a large-format digital print. Colour is an important issue: colour fidelity, colour density on paper, colour that can be achieved through multiple-pass printing. Research is also underway to test colour shortfalls in the current inkjet ink range, and to extend colour through the use of traditional printing inks