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Customising digital printing for fine art practice

Thirkell, Paul; Hoskins, Stephen; Parraman, Carinna; Laidler, Paul; Wang, Hong Qiang


Paul Thirkell

Hong Qiang Wang


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. © 2005 SPIE and IS&T.


Thirkell, P., Parraman, C., Hoskins, S., Laidler, P., & Wang, H. Q. (2005). Customising digital printing for fine art practice. Proceedings of SPIE, 5667, 465-472.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Publication Date Jul 20, 2005
Journal Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Print ISSN 0277-786X
Publisher Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5667
Pages 465-472
Series Title Color Imaging X: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Series Number 465
ISBN doi:10.1117/12.587891
Keywords digital print, input and output hardware, bespoke profiling, fine art printmaking papers
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