recom was founded in 1985 as a black & white photo laboratory. Today, after a digital period, recom ART is again in an analog and artisan analysis with photographic processes – and in contrast to then combines both worlds. With three decades of experience we follow the idea of a revival of older techniques.
From digitisation and image editing to classical picture outputs such as inkjet prints, c-prints, gelatin silver prints, and mixed media up to finishing methods with wax, high-gloss, varnishes, as well as several types of face and back mountings the spectrum of our repertoire has not came to an end yet.
Our ongoing research projects bring knowledge of our future handling for our photographic productions, especially regarding durability of typical photographic output media, reproduction of damaged photographs, large-format mounting, splicing of inkjet prints and c-prints, and further new printing techniques.
We are always open to realize challenging projects outside the box.
|1985||analog black & white image output|
|1986||Hell C100 drum scan|
first digital image editing
|1990||inkjet printing on silk|
|1993||first lightjet production|
|1995||digital printing of Scitex on Iris|
|1999||development with Epson, first inkjet prints with pigmented ink|
DITONE printing (inkjet printing)
|2005||Scans by Cruse / reference scan|
|2008||exposure of digital data on negative|
|2013||move to Berlin|
new designed black & white photo laboratory
|2017||C-print laboratory and digital lightjet output|
research project with abk Stuttgart
|2019||large format mounting|
inhouse aging tests of our materials
|2020||backmounted spliced prints (2,65 x 6 m)|