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Paul Ferragut’s Time Print Machine [Video]

Paul Ferragut’s Time Print Machine [Video]

This DIY printing system creates images using felt pens on blotting paper.

Emma Hutchings

Paul Ferragut has built a printing system that moves a felt pen across a sheet of blotting paper, pressing it down for a duration so that the ink bleeds and creates a sort of pixel, and then lifting it up and moving it to the next point. These pixels or “time stains” gradually build up an image. The slow printing process means it can take up to 34 hours to complete one colour image but this and the imperfections that can occur are what make the prints unique.

time print machine from paul F on Vimeo.

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