Workshop: Inkjet Prints: Identification, Water Emergency Recovery and Preventive Care


Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY


August 2-4, 2022  (3 full days - 9am-4pm each day)


$750 (includes a print sample set)


Al Carver-Kubik, Preservation Researcher, and Meredith Noyes, Research Scientist at Image Permanence Institute


Workshop Details

Inkjet prints are ubiquitous in photographic and archival collections. In preparing for emergency planning, inkjet prints require special considerations as many inkjet prints are considerably more sensitive to water damage than traditional prints. When wet, they can be prone to high levels of dye bleed, dissolution of paper coatings, cracking or delamination of surface layers, blocking, and ferrotyping. Workshop participants will learn how to identify inkjet prints on varying substrates, rank the relative sensitivities of inkjet materials, understand how the materials behave during different water damage scenarios, evaluate methods for drying prints through a hands-on exercise, and learn preventive measures to safeguard against water emergency. Each participant will receive a sample set and pocket microscope with a value of $200.

The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 12 attendees. Registration per individual is $750 and participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging costs. Registration ends July 5, 2022.

With the safety of our staff and attendees foremost in mind, COVID-related safety guidelines and precautions will be followed and participants must agree to meet the RIT Safety Plan. In the event that circumstances change, and health and safety guidelines require cancellation of the in-person sessions, workshop content will be delivered online.

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Price: $750.00