After apprenticeship at Grieger Ostfildern 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 focusing on motifs to classical picture outputs such as inkjet prints, chromogenic prints, silver gelatin prints, and mixed media up to finishing methods with wax, high gloss, and varnishes the spectrum of our repertoire has not come to an end yet.
Our current research project with the department of conservation and restoration at the abk Stuttgart brings knowledge regarding durability of typical photographic output media, reproduction of damaged photographs, large format mounting, and splicing of several strips of prints.
|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)|