A French student from Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), Christophe Guberan, has done a tremendous work by using a regular printer to print papers into 3D form.
No, he has not played with the printer in fact he used a mixture of water and ink in the printing cartridge to do a trick for him. Once you press the “Print” button from your system the paper folds along the wet and humid lines shaping into a certain pattern that you chose.
“Different patterns, grids and shapes can be printed on paper using this specific liquid. While drying, the paper contorts, folds and retracts around the printed and humid areas, transforming it self from a 2-dimensional paper sheet to a 3-dimensional structure where lines become edges and surfaces become volumes.”
Guberan’s method can be used to print various kinds of patterns and grids. He combines the work of art and technology in a beautiful way.
His work will be projected at Salone Satellite at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.