3D PatternPrint

October 19, 2010

Digital printing on moldable plastics

3D PatternPrint is a new way of sublimation-printing on plastic. Designer Mary Crisp created 3D PatternPrint to bring together 2D-printed planes and 3D-formed shapes through engineered prints. The process chemically bonds images to plastic, allowing the plastic to be heat-formed into various shapes with the image responding to the shape change. This is a departure from most hard surface printing processes, as the image is applied before the final product is formed.

Currently 3D PatternPrint has been used to create a range of orb-shaped lighting objects but could be used to create many other decorative applications.

Contact: Mary Crisp, Yateley, Hampshire, UK.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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