The artistic and reproduction printing techniques undergo a constant development. Modern technology allows a great variety of relief, intaglio, lithography, screen and digital prints. Therefore the artistic print is no longer restricted to the classical techniques, but artists are using the modern technologies. So, in identifying prints, we are confronted with industrial and photomechanical techniques.
In the course the classical artistic techniques will be presented as well as the industrial and photomechanical techniques in their historical context and technical procedures. Each technique and its variations will be explained with slide lectures.
In the practical sessions original samples of the different techniques will be examined under magnification. Several
microscopes are provided. Looking at the original print will reveal the distinctive characteristics of each technique and offer practice in the identification of prints.
The two-day seminar provides an opportunity to look at a great number and variety of original prints under magnification and to practice the identification of their techniques.