Would it possible to . . .

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Eric Miller, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Eric Miller

    Eric Miller Guest

    .. . . make a printer that uses diffractory "ink." I.e., no pigment
    necessary, just a single substance (or blend of substances) that could
    create visible color on the printed paper by varied spacing of small
    particles, or maybe with some sort of thin film effect?

    I know nothing about the possibility or lack thereof, but that came to
    mind while I was photogrphing hummingbirds who get most of their color
    from the spacing of melanin particles in their feathers (as do most
    other birds) as opposed to colored pigments. It would seem that such a
    process might have its advantages - and disadvantages too, like being
    dependant possibly on lighting direction and intensity. Many very
    colorful birds look black or dull gray in low light.

    Just thinking and typing . . .

    Eric Miller
    Eric Miller, Sep 18, 2010
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    charles Guest

    you made me look

    charles, Sep 18, 2010
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