E. FAQ – Resources
There are a number of excellent books written about processes that utilize the inkAID products. Some of these include:
Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials by Karin Schminke, Bonny Piece Lhotka, and Dorothy Simpson Krause.
Digital Photo Art: Transform Your Images with Traditional & Contemporary Art Techniques by Theresa Airey.
301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers by Andrew Darlow.
2. Instructional DVD’s
We recommend these two DVD’s for exploring more creative ways to use inkAID. They explain groundbreaking processes step-by-step to create some really awesome work! Both DVDs are available for purchase on the inkAID website.
Beyond the Digital Print, by Mary Taylor.You’ll see 4 techniques for preparing custom substrates using both traditional artist’s materials and more bold materials. The DVD includes a Resource Booklet (in pdf format viewable on computer) with each technique briefly explained with a materials list. Each technique demonstrates ways to use inkAID to prepare custom surfaces for inkjet printing.
Inkjet Transfer Techniques- Gelatin and Gel Transfer Processes for Alternative Photography and Fine Art, by Bonny Lhotka, Digital Art Studio Seminars. 120 minutes. Learn 8 new processes for transferring inkjet prints to other surfaces using gelatin, gels, and fresco gelatin. All processes are suitable for desktop and wide format printers using pigment inks. This seminar series is for all artists and photographers looking for alternative processes for expanding on how to express their own creative voice. Processes covered require the use of inkjet media like the DASS™ Transfer Film or other media with a water soluble coating that will release the image.
3. Online Forum – The inkAID Yahoo group hosts a lively discussion, with dozens of artists and photographers covering a wide range of expertise sharing their knowledge and discussing processes and problems involved with inkAID applications. There are several other great online artistic/photographic forums that sometimes discuss inkAID.
4. Youtube.com clips
Right now there are four youtube.com clips focused around inkAID. Visit youtube.com and type “inkAID” into the search box to draw up these clips (or click here). They’re great demonstrations about how to coat your own substrates, perform transfers, and more