Archival Digital Prints

Q: What kind of longevity can I expect from digital ink-jet, giclee, and laser toner prints? Are these prints archival if they are printed on acid-free paper?

How to Make Holograms

Q: How do you make holograms that are visible in white light?

Photo-etching Halftones

Q: I want to etch halftone images into silver and gold, like the heads of coins. How deep can I etch before I undercut the little dots?

Photography of Jewelry—Scanning or Slides?

Q: How can I get good pictures of my jewelry for my website? I can create pretty good digital images just by lying them face down on a scanner, but when I try to shoot slides with a camera, they always come out blue. Is photography worth the hassle?