FINGERPRINT is an interdisciplinary collection and data management project, involving art history, art technical research, digital imaging, image processing and conservation science. The aim is to use advanced digital imaging, statistical processing and laboratory analyses to monitor and evaluate the phases of the genesis of a print, from preparatory drawings through proof impressions to later states and editions. The four year project is a collaboration of the Print Room of the Royal Library of Belgium and three KU Leuven teams: Illuminare, the Imaging Lab and ESAT. Up to now art historical research on prints and drawings has depended for the most part on traditional art historical methods based on observation with the naked eye and on the subjective memory and knowledge of connoisseurs. The aim of this project is to develop tools to automatically perform an objective artefact analysis and software to visualize, compare and order large quantities of complex visual and material data. The exceptional collection of graphic works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in the Royal Library of Belgium forms a test corpus for the project. As an affiliated PhD student, Maarten Bassens is currently conducting research within the FINGERPRINT project.