Cutting edge print technology at UWE

Issue date: 07 October 2010


3D cup Centre for Fine Print Research – Open Evening
Wednesday 13 October 4.30-7.30pm.

The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England is to hold an Open Evening to showcase the latest research and technology.

It is an opportunity to see some of the most advanced printing technology currently available anywhere in the world. Entrance is free, but visitors must register their interests by emailing
Jesse.Heckstall-Smith@uwe.ac.uk. The open evening will be held at the Bower Ashton Campus of UWE on Wednesday 13 October 4.30-7.30pm. To contact CFPR: www.uwe.ac.uk/sca/research/cfpr/contact/index.html

The main focus of research at the Centre for Fine Print Research stems from the close relationships that exist between technology, ideas and making in the arts and crafts - particularly in the area of digitally assisted print and its many offshoots. CFPR, based at the Bower Ashton Campus of UWE, carries out groundbreaking research into 3 D printing and works with artists to extend their practice into new areas using the latest technology.

3 D printing is a relatively new technology, not yet widely available. It uses print technology to make three dimensional objects, by building up an object in layers, working from a computer programme. Artists can design on a computer and then create an object directly in 3 D. Researchers at CFPR have discovered a unique formula (patent applied for) to create ceramic objects using print technology. On show during the evening will be objects such as a skull and a tea cup and saucer, made using these techniques, as well as talks and demonstrations of 3D printing.

Other areas on show will be wide format printing, laser cutting technologies, artists' books and the Creative Colour Lab.

The CFPR researchers will be on hand to talk about their research and to explain some of the new techniques that CFPR is working with.

The open evening will be held on Wednesday 13 October 4.30-7.30pm. To attend contact the CFPR Research Administrator, Jesse Heckstall-Smith, to register: Jesse.Heckstall-Smith@uwe.ac.uk

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Editor's notes

For more information see: www.uwe.ac.uk/sca/research/cfpr/industry/openevenings.html

An interview with Professor Steven Hoskins, who heads up the Centre for Fine Print Research can be arranged. Please contact the Press Office if you would like to attend the Open Evening.


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