One Step Printing on Metal with New inkAID™ Product.
Artists, photographers, and designers printing on non-porous surfaces like metal and acrylics will find their work simplified with the new inkAID Clear Gloss Type II Precoat. This one step product contains both an adhesive and precoat for inkjet printing. Previously artists had to use two separate products, inkAID Adhesive and inkAID Clear Gloss Precoat and to let the surface dry between applications to assure a good bond.
Type II was formulated to meet the demands of customers who want to print on large non-porous materials like aluminum,” comments Jim Kedenburg, Product Manager of inkAID. He adds, “Now they can save time and money on these large projects with the switch to inkAID Clear Gloss Type II.”
Like the other inkAID precoats, the Clear Gloss Type II is available in both liter and gallon sizes. It is also now included in the inkAID Sample Set that is available for a shipping and handling fee of $21. The original ClearGloss and Adhesive will continue to be sold.
inkAID in the Studio: Dorothy Krause
This year Dorothy Krause has been Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Countway Library of Medicine, one of the world-s leading medical history collections. She has incorporated photographs of their anatomical specimens, medical artifacts, rare books and manuscripts into her work.
The images used to create “TallMan” were based on photographs taken in the library atrium. The lighting was difficult to work with and created artifacts like the triangle-shaped highlights in the detail from the digital file (shown above right).
“I decided to print these images on lead because they were essentially shades of grey, and lead is widely used in medicine”. The lead came in a 15” roll which had wrinkles and artifacts of its own. She precoated the lead with two coats of inkAID Clear Gloss Type II and printed the 12” x 40” images on her Epson 9600.
With a Coda laminator she adhered the lead to 1/2” Gatorfoam and wrapped the soft lead around the edges. As a finishing touch, she silver leafed the triangular light artifacts.
Her work at Harvard will culminate with an exhibition in their galleries from November to February.
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