This Device Allows Artists to Give Their Images Physical Depth

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 15, 2015
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The Canon Expo recently saw the release of an innovative new device that allows artists to design a printed image with physical depth. Although the act of appreciating artwork has always been a visual experience, this new system adds a tactile element.

The revolutionary new device is a textural printer that helps give artwork a multidimensional quality. The device works by adding layers of UV ink to an image in order to give the picture physical depth. The device determines the amount of layers needed by examining traits such as the shadows, highlights and contrast. While the process is rather lengthy, the end result is a multidimensional image that adds a tactile element to a piece of artwork. The innovative technology means that people can now appreciate artwork in a whole new way.

While the technology is still in the early stages, it could be used to enhance the traditional museum experience.