May 2013

Identification of Prints: Modern Monochrome printing methods

2016-10-17T16:34:23+00:00

I posted already on the use of an USB microscope to identify the oldest manual printing methods, relief and intaglio. I now look with my USB microscope at some modern monochrome printing methods to highlights some of their characterizing features. As usual, I don’t discuss the actual printing methods but just how to identify them. [...]

Identification of Prints: Modern Monochrome printing methods 2016-10-17T16:34:23+00:00

April 2013

Identify Prints. Relief, Intaglio, Engraving and Etching

2016-10-17T16:34:31+00:00

We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! [mc4wp_form id="6501"] Looking at old and new prints with an USB microscope is revealing and with some experience can lead to their identification. Printmaking history is fascinating as well as a complex subject. I like to share in this post some basic hints [...]

Identify Prints. Relief, Intaglio, Engraving and Etching 2016-10-17T16:34:31+00:00

Polarized USB Microscope

2016-10-17T16:34:33+00:00

Polarized light capability can be added to one of those affordable USB microscopes which are becoming so widely use for art examination. I posted already on the usefulness of those  hand held microscopes, such as for documentation of pigments size and mixtures, craquelure features, textiles, observation of the preparation/ground through the cracks. I introduced the concept of Polarized [...]

Polarized USB Microscope 2016-10-17T16:34:33+00:00

March 2013

Auto Focus USB Microscope

2016-10-17T16:34:44+00:00

I just tested a new USB microscope. It’s in the range of the other affordable USB microscopes, under $100. You can find it on eBay searching “autofocus USB microscope”.Following my insights on this tool. Autofocus USB microscope and beside the calibration slide used to test it.. Autofocus and 3-feet configuration Autofocus. This is [...]

Auto Focus USB Microscope 2016-10-17T16:34:44+00:00

December 2012

Hand-Held Microscopy for Art Examination

2016-10-17T16:35:12+00:00

USB Hand-held microscopes cost less than $200 but turn out very useful in all those cases where you cannot take samples to put under a compound microscope. A USB microscope is essentially a macro lens, the magnification is restricted and is not comparable to a standard compound light microscope but features such as grain size [...]

Hand-Held Microscopy for Art Examination 2016-10-17T16:35:12+00:00