Some tips on how to use this site
- All of the images are sorted by date of printing, with oldest prints first and newest last. The number in parentheses within the caption of the images is the date of printing. The short descriptions of the inkjet prints follow the Descriptive Terminology as developed by the Image Permanence Institute DP3 website.
- Clicking on an image will enlarge it. Under the enlarged image you will find all of the details of that print (print number, process category, printer name, media name, ink name, and date of printing). You can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move back to the previous image or forward to the next one. There is a full screen button at top right. Hitting the escape key will get you back to the grid view.
- On the browse and compare pages, click on a filter term (above the image grid) to show only those images that correspond to that term. For example, clicking on “colour” will show only prints that have been printed in more than one colour. You can further refine your filtering by clicking on one of the processes. If you feel that not all of the images are being shown that should be there, check to see whether you need to reset one of the filters to “All”.
- Be aware that some eyes that look like they are monochrome are actually printed with colour inks. These will be therefore be shown when “colour” and not “monochrome” is selected.
- The filter terms are in alphabetical order and are styled as a cloud: those with the most associated images are largest, those with the fewest are smallest.
- The 25 prints from the Mellon Digital Print Sample Set can be filtered for by clicking on the filter term “mellon samples” on the browse and compare pages.
- Both the browse and compare pages offer the choice between a grid with small, medium, and large images.
- While the compare page offers two columns that can be filtered individually, they cannot scroll individually. If you would like to scroll two parallel columns individually, I recommend opening two browser windows and placing them side by side, then load a browse pages in each, then filter each as you wish. Browse large images works especially well for this.
- On the brands page, there is no “All” filter. The brand names are sorted alphabetically and are styled as a cloud: the size of each term reflects how common that brand is within my collection. Some prints are tagged with more than one brand, since sometimes a print is made on a printer of one brand on media of another brand with ink of a third brand.
Finally: I am not a professional website designer, so if you have any ideas on how to improve this website, both in terms of content and of user friendliness, please don’t hesitate to contact me!