Print and scan feedback experiment / 2021
For this experiment I printed out a face I had generated with AI. I printed it with a laser printer at 300dpi in four varying sizes: 1in2, 2in2, 4in2, & 8in2. I then scanned each at 1200ppi, a resolution high enough to capture the individual dots of ink produced by the printer.
In Photoshop I scaled the scans to be the same size, overlaid them, then, by using different blending modes I explored how the differently-sized halftone dot patterns of the ink would interact with each other. The intricate fractal patterns that would emerge from this interactivity were most exciting to me.
Drag around these four prints to explore how they interact. Or change between these blending modes: