This three-day course explores the possibility of combining inkjet printing and laser cutting. Whether producing paper sculptural objects with surface pattern, artists' / pop-up books, paper slipcases or multi-layered prints, this course will allow the participants to print and cut into the same surface using large format inkjet printers and laser cutters, creating pockets, windows and cut outs, and score and fold over or around printed artwork or texts.
Designed to be appropriate for those both with or without previous experience, this is an opportunity to discover the possibilities of digital printing and laser cutting onto a range of papers that can be used in the construction of two and three-dimensional artwork.
The course will cover:
- Preparing a file on the computer that can be used for printing and cutting using Adobe Illustrator
- Producing a print on the large format inkjet printers
- Cutting and engraving paper on the laser cutters
Participants will be free to explore the equipment to produce 2D and 3D work that has been inkjet printed and laser cut. Full technical support will be given throughout the course. Participants should bring digital files (file Formats: Tiff, PSD, JPG and AI) for inspiration and an external drive - for transferring files from room to room.
|Venue||University of the West of England|
|Location||Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol. BS3 2JT|
includes materials, lunch vouchers, teas and coffees.