An art form that can create intricate drawings in just a few minutes has found its way onto the back of a new card printer.
The first print is being sold by Artisan Cards and Prints in Winnipeg, which uses a 3D printer to create intricate artworks for clients such as architects, photographers and museums.
“Our business model has evolved a lot,” said Artisan CEO Scott Bowers.
“We’ve grown exponentially.”
The printer uses a special technology called an extrusion process to create a pattern of dots and lines over a print surface.
When you see the print, you see a pattern, Bowers said.
You’re basically printing something out of thin air.
Artisan cards are sold online at Artisan Card and Print stores and on the company’s website, www.artisancards.ca.
They can be customized to create prints you can hand paint or use as markers.
They can also be used to print posters and cards.
The art is available to print on both a 1:1 scale and on a 3:4 ratio.
Its not just the prints that are amazing, it’s the quality of the artwork, Bower said.
The prints can be used in commercial projects as well as for artistic and personal use.
“We make our own artwork, so we have the freedom to use any image we want,” he said.
“It can be a piece of art, a greeting card, a portrait, it can be anything.”
Bowers said the company has a number of clients including the Winnipeg Museum, Manitoba Museum and Winnipeg Art Gallery.
He said it’s not just for art.
It’s also a great way to get prints for the kids in the neighbourhood, the elderly, the disabled and people in their home.
Artisan Cards can be ordered online through Artisan or by calling 613-928-0605.