Rafa Gershenson Rachewsky describes the large scale flat-bed ink-jet printing process he works with that uniquely allows the creation of multi layered images – used for, as examples, profound photographic image printing and skins for 3D surfaces – where the custom designed printer gives the opportunity of managing not only depth and colour but also tonality.
After six years of continual work the flatbed printer was completely rebuilt by Dwight Perry in 2013. It was originally built around an Epson 9600 Pro. This printer is now totally obsolete and spare parts no longer exist. We looked for any existing printers that we could find in good condition which we could strip down for spares. While this was going on Dwight was building the new flatbed which would be larger (150 x 400cm), higher resolution and with a number of modifications that would significantly improve the quality of our prints onto gesso and other surfaces.