EFFECTS AND POSSIBILITIES OF STRUCTURAL INKOGRAPHY
an extended horizon of artistic imagination
The image shows some of the simplest uses.
Impasto, relief, embossing are created thanks to properly prepared layers defined in a gray scale with transparent ink.
Similar to painting on a glass mirror, except that it can be used selectively adjacent to other effects. Modifications of the thickness and order of layers allow to obtain unprecedented means of artistic expression. It is possible to obtain a pearl color by using compositions with a gradient white.
In nature, we find them on the scales of the wings of exotic butterflies, peacock feathers, but also pearls, where it is a form of (thin-film) interference. In technology, for example, in IMod displays, it allows the use of ambient light to modify part of the brightness of the image.
SHINE and COLORS of METALS. Gloss and matt. Jewelry look
Usually in printing, metallic effects are created using the hotstamping technique, which is associated with certain limitations, as each color requires a separate application and gradients are not possible. Our method allows for smooth transitions from silver to copper, gold, and beyond. And it doesn't stop there - we can even simulate jewelry or medals to some extent.
Quasi-holography has a low resolution, but no expensive matrices are needed. It is similarly indestructible. In inkography, it can be used as a watermark or microprint to mark units in limited series. Typically, this effect in giclee is achieved by attaching certificates, hand-signing. Macroholography allows you to discreetly personalize and clearly mark each copy of the work at the stage of creation.
What's more, in itself it can become a means of expression with a special aesthetic. Understanding its essence will reveal new horizons of artistic imagination.
Lenticular lensing has been known for a long time, but it raises aesthetic objections. Quasi-3D or motion simulating effects are usually computer generated on finished paved substrates. Here the grooves can be modulated, giving new applications. For example, adjusting the image to the lighting conditions prevailing in the place of exposure, illuminating parts, colors. The grooves do not have to be particularly visible. Their amplitude can be variable.
- optical interference effect,
- metallic luster, glossy and matte,,
- lenticular effects,
- quasi-holographic effect
- imitations of natural textures: leather, bark, canvas,
- imitations of stones, amber,
- impasto, relief,
- stained glass,
- bookbinding artist.