3D printed printing blocks


Working with Photoshop CC’s 3D printing capabilities, I was able to make letter blocks that could be 3D printed with reasonable structural stability in order to then be used as printing blocks and run through a traditional printing press. The prints were made directly on the build plate of the MakerBot in order to permit both sides to be used for paper printing. The resulting prints, both inked and embossed, had a texture and quality not unlike embroidery or weaving, making them evocative, for me, of the earliest mechanical computing device, the Jacquard loom.

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