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Collection of graphical and photomechanical printing techniques

Identifier: ubl677

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of examples of printing techniques and the equipment needed for production. In addition, the collection consists of a number of folders with practice material.


  • Creation: 1580-1980


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research and study.

Conditions Governing Use

Regulations that apply during the use of these materials can be found on the website of Leiden University Library. It is possible that some modern prints are still in copyright. If you wish to reproduce work from this collection, please inform at the Special Collections Reading Room whether the specific material is copyright free.


ca. 2 meters

Language of Materials

Dutch; Flemish

Abstract in Dutch

De collectie grafische en fotomechanische technieken bestaat uit voorbeelden van druktechnieken (zowel de drukvorm als de uiteindelijke prent) en de materialen die nodig zijn voor vervaardiging, en dient als referentie- en studiemateriaal bij colleges over grafische en fotomechanische druktechnieken.

Abstract in English

The collection of graphic and photomechanical techniques consists of examples of printing techniques and the equipment needed for production and serves as reference material for lectures on graphic and photomechanical printing techniques.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

A print standard must be used to consult the boxes of prints in this collection. For information about the use, please inform at the desk of the Special Collections Reading Room.

Physical Location

Leiden University Library, Special Collections

Custodial History

Since its creation in the 1970s the collection was kept in the Leiden University Print Room. It has been supplemented and restructured over the years by new teachers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 2002 the Print Room became a part of the University Library.


This material is used for lectures and study on graphic and photomechanical techniques. The way the collection is built provides a historical context on how this subject has been taught since the 1970s.


Future additions are not to be expected.

Processing Information

The individual prints and materials have not been described, as they are mostly duplicates of prints in the Leiden University Library Print Room collection.

Collection guide of the collection of graphical and photomechanical printing techniques (1580-1980)
Collectie grafische en fotomechanische technieken
Sanne Hansler
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Leiden University Libraries Archives & Collections Repository

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Leiden 2311 BG Netherlands
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