Graphics Atlas (2010-Present)

Graphics Atlas is an online educational resource that brings sophisticated print and photograph identification and characteristic exploration tools to archivists, curators, historians, collectors, conservators, educators, and the general public. Based on photograph and print characterization and process identification research, the site allows exploration through:

Guided Tour– of individual prints in a virtual study collection that contains processes ranging from the woodcut to the modern digital print

Compare Processes– using views made with various lighting techniques and magnifications, users compare traits across processes

Identification – learn about the distinguishing characteristics of each process with step-by-step instructions on how to identify print processes

Graphics Atlas contains additional web pages devoted to the history of printing technologies expressed through text, images, and diagrams. Visit to start exploring prints.