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Woodburytype: a forgotten 19th century photomechanical process and its 21st century resurrection

Klein, Susanne

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



Abstract

One of the technological achievements of the 19th century was the mass reproduction of photographic images. Woodburytype was the first commercially successful photomechanical continuous tone printing method, of unsurpassed quality until today. Along with Collotype and Goupil gravure, it used the relief of dichromated gelatin exposed to light as the basis for the printing plates. In this talk, we will discuss the historical printing processes and present how modern embodiments of the printing plates can be made by either CNC milling or using photopolymer plates.

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Klein, S. (2020, June). Woodburytype: a forgotten 19th century photomechanical process and its 21st century resurrection

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date Jun 18, 2020
Deposit Date Jun 23, 2020
Series Title Conservation: Together at home webinar series
Keywords Woodburytype, printing, printing in lockdown
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6051618
Publisher URL https://icon.org.uk/groups/book-paper/conservation-together-at-home-webinar-series#prevrecordings
Additional Information Recording can be watched here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8mM32VOf7U&feature=emb_title




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