Are you pretty good with your hands that you like to tinker with older machines to create something different and new out of it? This particular group of design students share such an interest, where they took apart old inkjet printers, replacing the ink cartridge with different colored felt pens. This creative force comprises of Jaan Evart, Julian Hagen and Daniël Maarleveld who are students at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where their hacked inkjet printers were able to develop their own individual rhythm and style, making “artwork” that is truly one-of-a-kind.
One of the many potential banana skins that they had to negotiate were to fool the printer into thinking that it had a full cartridge, as well as preserve the paper’s structural integrity without placing too much pressure on the felt pen, as well as making sure the paper is sucked in gently and properly. Will such artwork produced from a hacked inkjet printer be worth anything? Who knows, when it comes to art, crazier things have happened.