The Digital Print: Identification and Preservation

  • Martin C. Jürgens

    This invaluable resource demystifies the complex, rapidly changing, and sometimes confusing world of digital print technologies. It describes the major digital printing processes used by photographers and artists over the past forty years, explaining and illustrating materials and their deterioration, methods of identification, and options for acquiring and preserving digital prints. A removable poster provides a ready reference for identifying specific processes and materials.

    Anyone involved in identifying and preserving digital prints—from conservators, curators, archivists, and registrars to photographers, artists, and printing studios—will welcome this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind volume.

    Martin C. Jürgens, a conservator of photographs in private practice in Hamburg, Germany, specializes in the conservation of historical and contemporary photographic materials and digital prints.


    “The definitive authority in the field.”
    —Journal of Forensic Document Examination

    304 pages
    8 x 10 inches
    227 color and 49 b/w illustrations
    includes a removable identification poster
    ISBN 978-0-89236-960-7

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: Getty Conservation Institute