What is a C-print?

A type of digital print, C-prints are made by printing a digital file on a continuous tone printer—commonly a Lambda laser printer—that uses silver-based paper. The photograph is produced by exposing light onto color paper—generally Fuji Crystal Archive—which is then developed using traditional RA-4 chemistry. See examples of C-prints in artworks such as Mona Hatoum’s Red Jesus (Venice), 2003/2005, Ingeborg Lüscher’s Eyes (Claudia I), 1998, or Noa Gur's Painting on All Fours (part one and part two), 2010.


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