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Painting by numbers: The development of texture in digitally printed artworks

Parraman, Carinna; O'Dowd, Paul; Harding, Mikaela


Paul O'Dowd

Mikaela Harding


Alastair McInnes

Anita Tsekova

Calin Andrei

Lan Ballantyne


This paper considers alternative approaches to image making and printing that moves from the on-screen representation of images and painting applications, to the physical generation and methods for surface deposition or 2.5D printing. The research investigates the application of new materials and print processes, as an alternative to four-colour separation and halftoning, which departs from traditional halftone screening that uses a vector approach to image construction and printing. It describes the application of pigments that emulates a painting method to create an extruded or textured surface, but where the relationship of surface deposition and image are integral.


Parraman, C., O'Dowd, P., & Harding, M. (2015). Painting by numbers: The development of texture in digitally printed artworks. In C. Andrei, L. Ballantyne, A. McInnes, & A. Tsekova (Eds.), IMPACT 9 International Printmaking Conference, 256-261. China Academy of Art Press

Publication Date Sep 1, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 256-261
Book Title IMPACT 9 International Printmaking Conference
ISBN 9787550309579
Keywords 2.5D print, rapid prototype, surface texture
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