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Creating letterpress type using Blender and a 3D printer

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In another cool 3D printing project, the Printmaking Department at Nyckelviksskolan created letterpress type with a home printer.

Anders Gudmundson writes:

Reinventing Gutenberg with modern computer technology. Letterpress type is getting harder to come by - can this be a way to recreate block and lead type by using digital matrices? This project started as a "proof of concept" at the Printmaking Department at Nyckelviksskolan this spring.

The first 3D printed types were demonstrated at a 3Dprintmaking party/workshop held 21 May with participants from the FFH (General Art, Crafts and Design) and BOG (Graphic Design and Illustration) classes.

Nyckelviksskolan (Stockholm Sweden) offers one-year programs in art, crafts and design together with a two-year professional training program for Specialist Craft Tutors. The school promotes artistic development with a focus on materials and techniques.

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  • DavidSNESGAMER

    lol. every 3d printing site uses frontwomen (or black men) giving middle finger to the actual men who did 99% of work. "Just shut up and hide in the closet, Tom. We're trying to get the approval of the mainstream media!"

    they're so transparent about it

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Sorry but I have no idea what you're saying, care to elaborate?

      • DavidSNESGAMER

        simple: look at the promo vids and pics for any large, commercial, 3D printing biz. trying to find the white male in their promo pics and vids is like playing Where's Waldo. they hate us.

        this vid is just one example.

        • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

          Play the video on the Shapeways homepage.

          Now back on topic please.

          • DavidSNESGAMER

            "" that's very original. can you trademark that?

            lol. the video you breathlessly hunted down....disproves your own argument:

            in sequence:
            -the CEO of Shapeways (speaking role)
            -female (prominent role)
            -effeminate white male (quick speaking role)
            -female
            -female
            -white male in b.g.
            -black male (prominent)
            -white male (quickly)
            -white male
            -white male (quickly)

            I like giving credit to the people who actually create.

            Compare: go to Makerbot community. Go to BlenderArtists. Do quick demographic poll. Find out if they match up w/ the pics and vids at these sites. (Spoiler Alert!.....no. lololol.)

            Now back on topic plase

        • jerry

          YOU MUST SERIOUSLY BE THE WORST PERSON. "POOR ME, I'M SO PRIVILEGED AND I HATE HAVING TO SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT WITH WOMEN AND POC. BOOOOHOO"

          • David

            lol at your phony hysterics

          • jerry

            I am not being phony. I think you're an awful person with an awful agenda. I hope someone punches you in the face soon.

          • David

            you are very hateful and should seek help for your violent fantasies

          • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

            David, Jerry, enough. Take your childish comments somewhere else.

    • ufo_zomby

      Sorry don't want to offend but this is totally of topic and sounds like neo-nazi propaganda.

      • DavidSNESGAMER

        If you believe a comment about the subject vid is "off topic", and you also hate that comment....then don't respond.

        Furthermore, declaring a total stranger a "neo-nazi propagandist"! isn't, ya know, a "logical argument". Furthermore, black men don't need you to be their hero: you're very paternalistic and condescending.

        • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

          Enough, both of you. Any other off-topic comments on this post will be removed.

      • comeinandburn

        I don't want to get into to it but...you did it on your first reply, that's got to be a record:) http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-godwins-rule-of-nazi-analogies.htm

        • ufo_zomby

          Ok, thanks.

  • Cesar_Pelli

    that's a true Hipster Story...

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