By vince shoes, an artist in Los Angeles, is taking his art to the next level.
He’s been painting over 100,000 feet of canvas since 2014, using 3-D printing technology to produce high-end prints.
“We don’t just print out one image,” he says.
“You take that image, print it out and then you take it and put it on a sheet of paper, so that when it is turned on, it looks like the image.”
A team of more than a dozen artists in Los Angels, California, have been using 3D printers to print out art pieces of varying sizes and sizes, using a process known as scanning.
The process involves using an optical laser to print the image of the object onto a sheet.
A computer then scans the image into a 3-dimensional object using an array of sensors that capture light and reflect it back to the artist.
The computer then prints out the image and then stores it on plastic and cardboard.
The prints are then sent back to L.A. for final assembly and shipping.
“When you print, the image has to be large enough to fit on the screen,” says James Taylor, the chief executive of 3D Imaging, a San Diego-based 3D printing company that has partnered with Leather Jacket Art.
“That means it has to have a certain amount of thickness, so it has enough surface area to print.”
A small portion of the image can then be scanned onto a new piece of paper and cut out, with the rest being left blank.
The finished product looks different from an original, but that doesn’t stop artists from using the process.
“Art has always been about the interaction between the viewer and the object,” Taylor says.
3D scanning is the latest advancement in the technology behind 3-d printing, which has made it possible to print objects that are as small as a human hair.
It’s been in the works for some time, with a few companies using 3d printing technology as a way to manufacture 3-year-old baby dolls and other items.
But in the past, 3D scanners have typically been used to make small, limited-edition items.
For example, artists in New York City were able to print large paintings and sculptures with the help of a 3D printer.
That technology was only used to create the works of art.
Today, 3-Ds are being used in many other industries, from building materials to medical equipment.
And, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans who are currently employed in manufacturing and construction is expected to rise to almost 3 million people by 2060.
Taylor says the demand for 3-ds is growing fast, but the cost is also rising.
“The 3-DP process is not as cheap as people think it is,” Taylor said.
“There are many people who are willing to pay over $3,000 to get an object printed, but it’s not inexpensive.
And that is going to change in the next few years.”
For now, Leather Jacket is still making prints in the hopes of bringing a lot of attention to his art, but says he’s more interested in getting more people to use the technology.
“A lot of people say that 3-DT printers are expensive, but if we print more, they are going to pay a lot more,” he said.