Digital technologies are transforming the visual arts, especially the medium of printmaking. It is now possible to integrate digital technologies into almost every traditional printmaking method from lithography to etching, woodcut to collagraph. We are also seeing a proliferation of new techniques and methods such laser etching into paper, 3D printing in a variety of materials from clay to chocolate, and creating digitally cut matrices to print and cast from. At the University of Alberta we are very fortunate to have access to many crucial pieces of research equipment such as laser cutters, vinyl cutters, 3D printers and large format printers which facilitates important innovative research projects across many Art & Design departments.
This website seeks to capture and share the experimentation and innovation that students, staff and faculty are doing in the Art & Design department and share best practices.