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The optical properties of the Woodburytype - An alternative printing technique based on a gelatine/pigment matrix

Leech, Damien; Guy, Walter; Klein, Susanne

Authors

Damien Leech Damien.Leech@uwe.ac.uk
Research Associate: CFPR - Woodbury and Lippman Research

Walter Guy

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Dr Susanne Klein Susanne.Klein@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow



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Walter Guy
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Abstract

The Woodburytype is a 19th century photomechanical printing method, producing high-quality continuous-tone images that use a suspension of carbon black in gelatine as a relief print, in which the variation in height of the print produces the grayscale and contrast. We propose a phenomenological optical model for the process based on Kubelka-Munk theory that considers the ink formulation, the print height and the substrate surface in order to provide the ideal combination of printing depth and contrast.

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Leech, D., Guy, W., & Klein, S. (2020). The optical properties of the Woodburytype - An alternative printing technique based on a gelatine/pigment matrix. Journal of Physics Communications, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.1088/2399-6528/ab6ed4

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 22, 2020
Online Publication Date Jan 29, 2020
Publication Date Jan 29, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 20, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jan 30, 2020
Journal Journal of Physics Communications
Electronic ISSN 2399-6528
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 1
Article Number 015018
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/2399-6528/ab6ed4
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5191780

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