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From Old Comes New

The relationship between art and science, capture and output




For The Camera and the Eye, part of his “Transitions” portfolio designed to “reflect the relationship between art and science, Jay Seldin used a combination of images from old textbooks and medical journals, faded newsprint, masking tape, and even photographic film edges from 4×5 Kodak Tri-X film. He executes his scanning in-house with a high-res Epson Expression 1640XL flatbed scanner with a transparency adapter as well as a Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 35mm film scanner. In addition, Seldin shot additional textures using a Canon EOS 10D digital camera. He used Adobe Photoshop CS to assemble the various images.

For output, Seldin produces all his 30 x 24-in. prints in-house, on demand and in limited editions. He uses pigment-based Ultrachrome inks on his Epson 9600 printer. The paper is a 100-percent rag, mouldmade Enhanced Somerset Velvet for Epson, manufactured by Inveresk St Cuthberts Mill in England. (Jay Seldin Editions:



Interior Décor and Textile Printing: What Equipment Do You Need?

The First Installment of the new Interior Décor and Textiles Webinar Series, Bridging the Gap Between Commercial Peel-and-Stick Wall Graphics & Professional Home Décor, focuses on the technology used for these applications. Our expert panel of speakers cover topics such as what equipment to purchase, what to look for when purchasing, and the various applications you can offer with the equipment you currently have. Watch the first episode, sponsored by TVF, above.

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