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Programme of Events:
'New Ways to use Print Technology ...On Paper'

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

14-17 Oct 2008

Marie Curie Actions and the European Community:
“The Framework 6 Marie Curie Actions addresses the human potential by encouraging people to become researchers
and for researchers to undertake research in Europe.”

Course report:

The Bristol course was opened with an exhibition of works by staff and colleagues from the CFPR and INTERFACE, which ran from 13 - 24 October 2008. Also showing was Colour and Landscape, a photographic exhibition from the participants of the CREATE network. Monday's private view was a great way to kick off the week - long awaited introductions and happy reunions took place amidst the leafy shelter of the Bower Ashton gallery, where delegates toasted their safe arrival with local ales and ciders.

The course programme started on Tuesday morning, and lively discussions and debates spilled over from the busy daytime schedule into the evening meal at the Muset in Clifton - a highlight of the week. Thanks to Bristol delegates for meeting our 'bring your favourite local wine' suggestion with such ardor - it was a great icebreaker evening, and established a really nice atmosphere that lasted throughout the week.

On Wednesday, we celebrated reaching the half-way point of the four year CREATE project with a formal dinner on board the SS Great Britain. The fourth day of the course was a tour of the cultural highlights of the West Country, which included an excellent guided tour around St Cuthberts Paper Mill in Somerset, to experience at first hand the traditional manufacture of mould-made paper - which is the paper used by many artists, and is the base for the Somerset Enhanced inkjet paper.

Thanks also to those who made use of our walking and cycling suggestions - we had a reasonably nice week of weather, and many of you took the opportunity to commute by foot and bicycle along the river avon each morning. Helping to ensure that CREATE's presence in Bristol added only to our traffic of cyclists and pedestrians, not cars!

Belfast organisers introduced delegates to the delights of Northern Ireland with a visit to the world famous Giants Causeway. The week also included trips to the only National Trust owned pub, The Crown, a poetry reading during a boat tour of the docks, and a trip to the innovative Wonderland exhibition (see

So thank you to all delegates, speakers and organisers for making both courses such enjoyable and productive events. I hope you all returned to your respective workplaces full of brilliant ideas and bags of enthusiasm, and we look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Course Objectives:
This is an opportunity to share ideas, share knowledge, and to gain new insights to other researchers’ practice. There will be plenty of opportunity to talk and network and we hope you maximise this time.

The Objective for project organisers is to make the project sustainable, so making applications for further funding is crucial to maintaining a robust network.
Please let us know whether you would like to make funding applications, to undertake collaborative projects and are interested in continuing the dialogue over the next four years.

Below is a confirmed list of those taking part in this event. We will add full titles and abstracts as soon as they are confirmed. And as they become available, you will be able to access the papers given at the course by clicking on the name links below.

view all abstracts
Click here to view the online exhibition of Colour and Landscape.

Key note speakers:
Gabriel Marcu (Apple Inc.) 'Using LCD monitors in Graphic Arts' Abstract
Huw Robson (HP Labs) 'Visual Output from Digital Systems – A HP Research View' Abstract

Kate Cropper (St Cuthberts Paper Mill) 'From Pulp to Print' Abstract
Paul Laidler (CFPR, UWE, Bristol, UK)  'Facilitating the Fine Art Digital Print' Abstract
Paul Thirkell (CFPR, UWE, Bristol, UK)  'A quest for printed colour - From Hayter to hardcopy' Abstract
David Huson, Carinna Parraman, Peter Walters (CFPR, UWE, Bristol, UK)  3D Printing and Colour: A Multidisciplinary Investigation Abstract
Ondrej Panak (Department of Graphic Arts and Photophysics, University of Pardubice (CZ) ) Printing techniques - What is behind Abstract
Steve Wilkinson (Hallmark Cards) Greetings cards from design to manufacture Abstract
Reiner Eschbach (Xerox Corp.)  Halftoning: A different look at an old problem Abstract

Practical Workshops:
workshop 1 : John McCann, Alessandro Rizzi, Carinna Parraman (John McCann Imaging; Università Degli Studi Di Milano; CFPR, UWE) Camera Capture and HDR Workshop Abstract
workshop 2 :
Mary McCann (Independent consultant in Microscopy) Microscopes: Interrogation of the printed surface Abstract
workshop 3 : Carinna Parraman, Paul Laidler & Dr Yu Wang (CFPR, UWE, Bristol, UK) Working with CMYK and RGB - A comparison of printed samples Abstract
workshop 4 : Professor Janos Schanda (University of Veszprém, Hungary) The influence of different lighting on prints Abstract
Writing Skills: A development of papers & collaborative project

Print demonstrations:
3D Printing
Laser print

Discussion Sessions:
Brigit Connolly (Royal College of Art - Ceramics & Glass) ‘Approximation, Interpretation, Translation, Re-presentation, an attempt at inter-disciplinary communication' Abstract
Markus Reisinger (University of Technology Delft, & Philips Research Europe) 'Unstable Properties of Colour Sensations and their Dynamics' Abstract / Full Paper

Poster sessions:
This course aims to identify new research and ideas, and offers students the opportunity to showcase their own research projects through the display of an A1 poster. See below under ‘What to Bring’ for details of what to include on your poster.

Your poster must be A1 sized (59.4 x 84.1 cm). If you do not have access to a large format printer then please print onto A4 or A3 and mount onto a backing sheet. The poster should contain a picture of yourself, your email address, place of residence, place of work, your research interests and a description of your current research projects and ideas. Please include photographs and diagrams, and print in a sans serif font (Helvetica, Ariel, Futura, Gill Sans etc) of no smaller than 36pt.
Please note; a prize will be given to the most interesting, informative and visually stimulating poster!

Bower Ashton campus
Centre for Fine Print Research
UWE, Bristol School of Creative Arts
Kennel Lodge Road
Bristol BS3 2JT, UK

Bower Ashton is the Art & Design campus for UWE's School of Creative Arts. Home to the Centre for Fine Print Research, it boasts a wealth of exciting printmaking facilities and equipment, which we will be making the most of during the three day course. The campus is in a unique location on the edge of Ashton Court estate and deer park, and is only a short walk/ cycle or ferry boat trip from your city centre hotel.

Photo guide : download here  - Carinna has put together a photographic guide of two walking/cycling routes you can take to get from your hotel to the campus. There are also details of bike hire, ferry and bus transportation if you would rather not walk or cycle. Further information about the campus, including a campus map, can be found using the following link:

Please let us know if you would like to use bicycles and we can arrange this for you.

We have made hotel reservations for you at the IBIS Bristol Centre hotel, from Monday 13th October (check in after 3pm) until Saturday 18th October (check out before 12 am). You will each have your own single ensuite room.

The hotel has a great central location, within walking distance of Bristol's shops and restaurants, and is not far from the course venue. If you would like more details, go to the hotel website at

If you do not require hotel accommodation, or would like to make your own arrangements (which will be at your own cost), please email me as soon as possible at :
email :

Social & Cultural events:
Conference Dinner: First class dining on board the ss Great Britain!


This year we've pulled out all the stops! To celebrate the half-way mark for CREATE's series of events, we are holding our conference dinner in the First Class Dining Saloon on board Brunel's ss Great Britain. The ship has a rich history and iconic presence in Bristol; launched by Prince Albert in 1843, she was the world's first luxury liner, and travelled thirty-two times around the world and nearly one million miles at sea!

We will be taken on a guided tour of the ship and museum, allowed free reign to explore, before settling down to a banquet in the First Class Dining Saloon (praised in 1845 for its size and splendour by Queen Victoria no less!)
    "This uniquely successful ship design brought together new technologies in a way which transformed world travel.

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the most daring of the great Victorian engineers, conceived the groundbreaking combination of a screw propeller, an iron
    hull, and a massive 1000-horsepower steam engine.

    She was immediately successful - on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic the ss Great Britain easily broke the previous speed record.

    "Winner of 12 major awards, including the prestigious 'Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries 2006', 'Large Visitor Attraction of the year 2007'... "
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Text in quotation marks - courtesy of ss Great Britain Trust
Modern Images - courtesy of Mandy Reynolds © 2008

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