I read one time a while back that digital will create a format that prints on glass plates. Has anyone else heard about this or was I just dreaming it. I beleive I saw it in a magazine. Just don't remember which one. Monte Johnson.
There is an article on printing from glass plates in the current (September) issue of Shutterbug by Frances E. Schultz. You might send an e-mail to her at email@example.com or a massage through the forum as she is a registered participant.
Also, a longtime colleague of mine has a collection of old glass plates and has had considerable experience with working with glass plates by the name of Steven Rosenbaum. He is President of SIR online, so you might contact him through their web site at http:www.sironline.com
No I read the aricle about printing from glass plates in Shutterbug. This I caught some time ago I believe in a photo magazine. If I remember right it was talking about a digital program that would allow you to print right on or into a glass plate of some sort. I do remember the article saying it would be in the near future and it would not be that long until this was possible. Anyway I cannot find anything like that out there. I am not sure where I saw this. I was just hopeing someone else had read or seem this also. Monte Johnson.
Although I try to keep abreast of most of what is happening, the article you are referring to I have not seen. However, the idea of making a negative image on a glass plate from a digital photo file is quite feasible, as their all kinds of adaptations of digital printing that have been developed to put images on every kind of material and surface, I am really curious what it is that interest you functionally. In other words how do you imagine using such a process and for what purpose?????
when I first saw this I thought about some glass plate and tiles my mother has which she has had photos old things she liked transfered on them. She has an old house put on a 12+12 tile it looks really neat. anyway when I read this where ever I read it, it made me think of that. Monte Johnson.
There are transfer film printing materials designed for use with your Epson R800 printer that might just work in a manner similar to what your described.
are you talking about taking a picture and putting it on stone or tile? if so let me know there is a woman in the Manchester, NH mall that does this, they can put anything on the stone and it is awesome, if you want i can give you her e-mail.
No I have seen that done and it is really neat. I might contact you on the name of this women sometime, but what I read had something to do with the printer printing directly onto a glass plate. Now I will forever wonder If I really read this or I didn't. It is really borther me now. Anyway thanks for the imformation and the tip on the women who does this. Monte Johnson.
Here is a link to a company that offers decal paper- transfers that can be used on many materials including glass. It may be what your looking for.
If there is a process that uses a "resist" printing technique (which is actually a negative or positive material placed over a photo sensitive emulsion) then doing the neg or pos part digitally is no problem. Some folks have used overhead film inkjet printing for this. While rough, it's a start.