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Re: Scan or shoot photos
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Scan or shoot photos
- From: chrismccormick <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 10:27:49 +0000
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A few words from the photographic viewpoint: As I'm sure most of you know
archival paper can be used to copy a document onto. Inks on the highend printers
(Iris, Fiery etc) are being continually tested and their lifespan is increasing,
as long as protected from light.
Most likely a document printed on a fibre-based paper would not be sharp enough.
Any black & white photograph can be processed (archivally) to ensure a long
life. It is the processing not the paper that ensures an archival product. It
would be both costly and time consuming to attempt to conserve a book
photographically. The book could be scanned and the output written to film or CD
or any other storage media. I have not information on the original question
which asked about the potential harm from the light source used.
The writer may try contacting the PPA (Professional Photographers of America )
for an informed answer. http://www.ppa-world.org/
Photographic Fine Art Service
> a print is only as archival good as the paper it is printed on and laser toner
> is just melted plastic. Fiber based photographs are pretty archival from what
> my photo friends say. Also, photographs are continuois tone so they have
> better image quality. Laser printers produce grays by use of halftones.