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Re: ink-jet cyano

How about this for the ultimate alt photo?


Forget about paper, permanence, Dmax, sharpness, and all that
20th century crap. We can print great masterpiece on
transitory media of Guiness foam using inkjet technology and
caramel syrup as an ink. While you have a brief moment to
aprpeciate the work, you'll have to drink it soon enough or
the whole point will be entirely compromised.

However, when the US Treasury department starts printing money
on this technology, I'm sure Wall Street will appreciate it,
Neil Cavuto will go crazy, but I'd be very cautious.

FYI, if you missed my previous posting of my friend John Hart
making images using carbon nanotube, check this out:


Ryuji Suzuki
"Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be."
(Bob Dylan, Don't Fall Apart on me Tonight, 1983) 

From: jefulton1 <jefulton1@comcast.net>
Subject: ink-jet cyano
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 09:37:51 -0800

> Grumpy grumpy . . okay. I'd not noticed due to being so excited by the idea.
> but since you are on the topic, what about using a nice syrah w/loads of tannins to make an ink-jet print. Heck, if Ed Ruscha can do it, why cannot we?
> JF
> On Jan 2, 2009, at 9:20 AM, Greg Schmitz wrote:
> > Did I miss something while I was drinking wine and celebrating the New Year?  What does the manipulation of chemicals in inkjet printers have to do with "Richard Benson's new book?"  Perhaps I'm being a newsgroup snob, but I suspect it would make life a lot easier for somebody searching the archives a year from now if somebody posting could come up with a meaningful subject line for this new thread.
> >
> > --greg
> >
> > Keith Gerling wrote:
> >> Yes and no on the image quality.  The solution ran and dripped all
> >> over and sort of made for a nice abstract, but I didn't get anything
> >> worth keeping.
> >> Today's printer drivers with all of the options for controlling ink
> >> volumes, etc., should allow for far greater finesse than was at my
> >> disposal.  I'm half tempted to try it again.