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3D printing the Woodburytype – Plastic printing the plate or gel printing the image? (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Leech, D., Guy, W., & Klein, S. (in press). 3D printing the Woodburytype – Plastic printing the plate or gel printing the image?

The Woodburytype process is one of the only printing processes capable of producing continuous tone. It is a 2.5D process that produces a textured relief print from a gelatin-based ink that contains no photo-active element and therefore does not degr... Read More about 3D printing the Woodburytype – Plastic printing the plate or gel printing the image?.

Continuous tone relief prints in gelatin – The Woodburytype (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Leech, D., Guy, W., & Klein, S. (2020, July). Continuous tone relief prints in gelatin – The Woodburytype

Since its inception, halftoning has provided us methods of print that have high throughput and are easily reproducible. However, as the complexity of our printing methods increase, we can instead turn our attention to continuous tone methods, where t... Read More about Continuous tone relief prints in gelatin – The Woodburytype.

The polychromatic Woodburytype: Colour tracking in translucent, patterned gelatin/pigment films (2020)
Journal Article
Leech, D. J., Guy, W., & Klein, S. (2020). The polychromatic Woodburytype: Colour tracking in translucent, patterned gelatin/pigment films. Molecules, 25(11), https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25112468

The Woodburytype is a 19th century photomechanical technique capable of producing high-quality continuous-tone prints. It uses pigment dispersed in gelatin to produce a 2.5D print, in which the effect of varying tone is produced by a variation in the... Read More about The polychromatic Woodburytype: Colour tracking in translucent, patterned gelatin/pigment films.

Woodburytype: A historical process resurrected by modern methods (2020)
Journal Article
Klein, S., Guy, W., Leech, D., & Argyle, J. (2020). Woodburytype: A historical process resurrected by modern methods. IMPACT Printmaking Journal,

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... Read More about Woodburytype: A historical process resurrected by modern methods.

Continuous Tone Printing from Gel Matrices - The Woodburytype (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Leech, D., Guy, W., & Klein, S. (2020, March). Continuous Tone Printing from Gel Matrices - The Woodburytype

Prevailing print techniques such as inkjet rely on halftoning, a process whereby image tone is approximated by a matrix of droplets varying in density. This, while useful in many applications, ensures a direct link between the resolution and the drop... Read More about Continuous Tone Printing from Gel Matrices - The Woodburytype.

The optical properties of the Woodburytype - An alternative printing technique based on a gelatine/pigment matrix (2020)
Journal Article
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

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 grayscal... Read More about The optical properties of the Woodburytype - An alternative printing technique based on a gelatine/pigment matrix.

The optical properties of the Woodburytype - An alternative printing technique based on a gelatine/pigment matrix (2019)
Journal Article
Klein, S., Leech, D., & Guy, W. (2019). The optical properties of the Woodburytype - An alternative printing technique based on a gelatine/pigment matrix. https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2019.35.42

© 2019 Society for Imaging Science and Technology The Woodburytype is a 19th century photomechanical technique, producing high-quality continuous-tone prints that use a mixture of pigment and gelatine as a relief print, in which the variation in heig... Read More about The optical properties of the Woodburytype - An alternative printing technique based on a gelatine/pigment matrix.