inside only, ChangeLog traces

4 x inner LED stele

Visual ChangeLog v4 a + b side, stella #1 for installation on LED light stick

All the Uhuras



All the Left/Right Uhuras, 2014
All the Center Uhuras, 2014

68 cm x 86.5 cm, Inkjet over lapis and silvertone wash on Awagami Bamboo 250 gsm paper. Master jedi paper tricks via Emily York.

These prints are composed of 288 cropped images of Uhura from the television show Star Trek. Each frame of the first season is analyzed with facial recognition software, and found Uhura faces are either inscribed with tattoo-like circles representing individual facial detection algorithms, or scaled, cropped, and center-aligned via sophisticated image-processing routines

To offset the explicitly computed nature of this work, the images are aligned on broken grids, and floated on an organic background of silvertone metallic or lapis mineral pigments.

Being in the (art) world / decrypting for david 3


2013 + 10 = 2023

2013 + 50 = 2063

2013 + 100 = 2113








二 枚の側面にある狭い二部作。二枚の短冊が中心で交われて一枚の狭い垂直ひもになって、二面の壁があう所に掛かっています。お好みならば、両方の隅で合う平 面が合流点で少し異なる印がありえます。一枚の短冊の広さは90ミリ、 長さは965.2ミリですので、全表面積は90ミリx1930.4ミリです。リサイズした表面のがんぴで手動供給型のインクジェットです。


  • 10、50、100周年の印
  • 月の絵
  • 夕焼けのかけら
  • フェード


広 い二部作。四枚の不規則な大きさの短冊が中心で交われて一つの広い水平面の切り取りが見えるひもになります。一枚の短冊の広さは431.8ミリ、長さは 965.2ミリですので、全表面積は863.6ミリx970ミリです。リサイズした表面のがんぴで手動供給型のインクジェットです。


  • 10周年の印、雲クラスター
  • 2周年の印、明るい格子
  • サンフランシスコからロスまでの飛行機雲
  • サメのひれの帆
  • フェード
  • 結び目の飛行機雲
  • 回帰シミュレーション等



狭 い二部作。二枚の短冊が中心で交われて一枚の狭い垂直ひもになって、二面の壁があう所に掛かっています。お好みならば、両方の隅で合う平面が合流点で少し 異なる印がありえます。一枚の短冊の広さは90ミリ、 長さは965.2ミリですので、全表面積は90ミリx1930.4ミリです。リサイズした表面のがんぴで手動供給型のインクジェットです。


  • 100周年の印
  • 月の絵
  • 100対1のフクロウ
  • フェード


広 い三部作。三枚の長い短冊がへりで交われて、一枚の水平面のひもになります。その三枚の中に一枚は部分が切り取られました。一枚の短冊の広さは431.8 ミリ、長さは965.2ミリですので、全表面積は1295.4ミリx970ミリです。リサイズした表面のがんぴで手動供給型のインクジェットです。


  • 1、2、10、50、100周年の印
  • 100対1の要素
  • 100対1のフクロウ
  • 月の絵
  • カリフォルニアの夕焼けのかけら
  • フェード
  • 太陽の閃光




宮寺雷太、曽我彩華、わべ まい, ベンジャミン ・デ・ コズニク


東京都中央区銀座1丁目3番地3号 銀座西ビルヂング




紙は高知の和紙です。KM-04 Surface Gampi Naturalはカリフォルニア州サンタモニカ市のHiromi Paper International会社から調達しました。

カリフォルニア州サンフランシスコ市Capp通りのDevastation Pacificビルで印刷されました。

English language version of this page: The Anniversary Project.

Notes on The Anniversary Project

2013 + 10 = 2023

2013 + 50 = 2063

2013 + 100 = 2113


Two horizontal pieces, each with accompanying vertical ensigns. Large format screenprints on Japanese paper.

Each piece contains at least one unique mark indicating an anniversary year. There are one, two, ten, fifty, or hundred year anniversary year marks to choose from. Some of the pieces contain multiple marks: a joint hundred-and-fifty year anniversary. A combined ten-, fifty-, and hundred-year anniversary. A massed cloud of ten-year anniversaries. A broken grid of two year marks.

In theory, this is similar to the numerology behind the Japanese festival Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3), but for older people and spanning much wider spans of years, including multiple generations. So, one version is 100-10-2.  Another version is 100-50-10.

The hundred-year anniversary of John Cage’s birth. The fifty-year anniversary of the favorite dojo opening. A ten-year wedding anniversary. Two-year anniversary of Tohoku tsunami, the two-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising. A child’s first birthday.


Cali Blue Horizon Ensigns, 2013

Two narrow diptychs, flanking. Two strips of paper, joined in the middle to form one narrow vertical band and hung where two walls meet. If desired, both planes that meet at the corner can each have a slightly different ensign at the meeting point. Size is 90mm x 965.2mm for each strip, so a total surface area of 90mm x 1930.4mm. Hand-fed inkjet on re-sized surface gampi.

Composition elements include:

  • 010, 050, 100 anniversary elements
  • moon painting
  • sunset fragments
  • fades

Cali Contrails, 2013

Wide diptych. Four irregularly-sized sheets of paper, joined in the middle to form one wide horizontal band with visible cuts. Size is 431.8mm x 965.2mm for each sheet, so a total surface area of 863.6mm x 970mm. Hand-fed inkjet on re-sized surface gampi.

Composition elements include:

  • 010 anniversary element, cloud clusters
  • 002 anniversary element, radiant grid
  • San Francisco to Los Angeles contrails
  • sharkfin sails
  • fades
  • knot line contrails
  • type regression simulations


Cali Blue Moon Ensign, 2013

Narrow diptych. Two strips of paper, joined in the middle to form one narrow vertical band and hung where two walls meet. If desired, both planes that meet at the corner can each have a slightly different ensign at the meeting point. Size is 90mm x 965.2mm for each strip, so a total surface area of 90mm x 1930.4mm. Hand-fed inkjet on re-sized surface gampi.

Composition elements include:

  • 100 anniversary elements
  • moon painting
  • 100-to-1 owls
  • fades

A Future Technique, 2013

Wide triptych. Three long sheets of paper, one with a section cut out, joined at the edges to form one wide horizontal band. Size is 431.8mm x 965.2mm for each sheet, so a total surface area of 1295.4mm x 970mm. Hand-fed inkjet on re-sized surface gampi.

Composition elements include:

  • 001, 002, 010, 050, 100 anniversary elements
  • 100 to 1 element
  • 100 to 1 owls
  • moon painting
  • cali sunset fragments
  • fades
  • sunglint

As shown:

Awards Winners Exhibition
Miyadera Raita, Soga Sayaka, Wabe Mai, Benjamin De Kosnik
April 22-27, 2013
Gallery West, Ginza 1-3-3, Chuo-ku,Tokyo, Japan.

Production Notes:

Paper is from Kochi, Japan. “KM-04 Surface Gampi Natural” sourced via Hiromi Paper International in Santa Monica, CA.

Printed at Devastation Pacific, Capp Street, San Francisco, CA.

Japanese language version of this page: 周年のプロジェクト.


Permutations of



Cali Sunset Fragments/Moon Paintings:

And then, what?

1. page size is:

a. A2 == 594 x 420 mm or 23.4 x 16.5 inches

b. C == 432 x 559 mm or 17 x 22 inches

b. A3+/SuperB 13×19″ == 330 x 483 mm or 13 x 19 inches

2. plate size is

a. if direct-gravure, then really size is what I can manually-feed through 3880

Maybe 17 x 22, via

13677 18×24″ Engravers Copper Plate

or maybe 12 x 18?

Engraving copper plate sizes from graphic chemical

b. if solarplate use

12835 Solarplate 16 x 20″ from graphic chemical

3. technique

a. direct gravure. manual feed polished plate through epson 3880 or other. Inkjet directly onto copper plate. See this article from Paulson-Bott about it.

Some background: Chuck Close Learning Resources. Magical Secrets background on Gravure and Photoetching.

1. UV cure resist

There appear to be UV cure inks for Epson, but this may be a thing where it would be better to have UV-printheads and non-UV printheads.

Also needed are some kind of curing/light source for exposure (probably).

2. PCB board etch

See full spectrum offer. See inkjet-direct PCB. Lots of hobbyist pages on using this for PCB, not direct-plate. But likey can use this technique. Also, holla!

b. inkjet to transparencies, use to overlay solarplate.

c. figure out a way to apply silkscreen photo emulsion to copper plate and use like solarplate, aka create-your-own solarplate. For zero gray values may be possible.

Look at using eco-grow LED lights for light source.

Epson 3880 vs. [high resolution, large format] linux printing

aka “How I Drive Myself and Those Around me Mad for at least a Week”

Expected: some bitching and moaning along with details of the development of a new high-resolution printing workstation configuration that will serve as a baseline reference for high, super-high, ultra-high, barely-even-atmospheric-high resolution inkjet prints.

Some notes on my old configuration, named “chula” configuration.

Details for chula configuration:

Hardware is Epson Stylus Photo R2400, circa 2006. Print heads now shot.
This printer is no longer capable of making good prints, and is not coming back. Minus some new voodoo rituals, and regardless of wasted pints of ink on flawed prints or hoping one more nozzle cleaning might make non-streaky prints a reality once more. Keeping this printer around for various sentimental reasons, and vaguely plan for future hacking fun with custom inks.

Software base is Fedora 13 and 14, using









The default driver is the “gutenprint/cups” one. A higher-performance driver is available via the “openprinting-foomatic” driver. Use this driver for all prints.

PPD is hand-hacked and included custom paper sizes for 13 x 38″ prints, and frankly some other things that I cannot quite remember at this later date.

Notable projects include Gone Awry, Marfa Project, photogravure printing for Conceptual Forms, Pirate Passport Projects, High Line.

Details for ulloa configuration:

Hardware is Epson Stylus Pro 3880. Inks are 9-color Epson UltraChrome K3™ with Vivid Magenta. See Stylus Pro Series on the “Professional Imaging” part of Epson website.

Software base is Fedora 18TC9, using










Software config:

0) Printer config via either “System Settings/Printers” or via the CUPS standby, http://localhost:631. In most all cases, the direct CUPS configuration is better as it allows full control of the print driver options and also shows correct status for in-progress print jobs. Your mileage may vary.

1) firewall-config needs to have: ipp, ipp-client, smb-client, mdns holes for network discovery to work. Note, ipp based discovery may be turned off at the server level and may need to be manually changed via CUPs server changes below.

2) nvidia kernel boot config needs: vga=normal, nouveau.modset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau video=vesa:off

Cups notes:

EPCL == Epson Printer Control Language.


has a high-resolution rastertoepson binary, something similar is in the Apple PPD.

Web-ui for CUPS configuration is:


Set rip memory setting to 1Gb via:

RIPCache 1g
Set ipp discovery via:


Useful files and or directories:






Linkages between CUPS print queues and the printer description files (PPD).


Useful linux cups debugging page for Debian: DebuggingPrintingProblems.

Useful linux cups debugging page for Fedora: Printing and HowToDebugPrintingProblems.

PPD/Driver notes

Apple PPD:

Supported via official Epson driver.

FormatVersion/FileVersion: 4.3/8.64.

*cupsFilter: “application/vnd.cups-raster 0 /Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/Filter/”
*cupsPreFilter: “application/pdf 33 /Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/Filter/”

*% Quality ===================
**EPIJ_Qual 42/Draft – 180 dpi: “”
*EPIJ_Qual 31/Draft – 360 dpi: “”
*EPIJ_Qual 33/Fine – 720 dpi: “”
*EPIJ_Qual 35/SuperFine – 1440 dpi: “”
*EPIJ_Qual 38/SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi: “”

*APDialogExtension: “/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/PDE/PDECPlugin01.plugin”

*cupsFilter: “application/vnd.cups-command 0 /Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/Filter/”

Windows 7 PPD exists but seems like the Apple/Mac one is a more interesting basis for comparison for linux, as both linux and macos use CUPS.

Linux PPD:

a.) Gutenprint + CUPS.

*cupsFilter:    “application/vnd.cups-raster 100 rastertogutenprint.5.2”
*cupsFilter:    “application/vnd.cups-command 33 commandtoepson”

Be warned: this driver cannot render high resolution output correctly.
See test prints below:

Example one.

Example two.

For both of these testprint comparisons, the left side is a reference print and the right side is the linux-hosted gutenprint-driven print. Many issues, some highlighted in orange sharpie. At issue: line weights are off and indicate lower-res or rasterization issues, as a result all type line weights off, problems with rendering transparency, trouble with fades, etc. All this with no magnification/loop.
Result: fail.

b.) Epson driver for older model, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800. This has official “unsupported” drivers, via this page. Use “3800” and “linux” in the search boxes, respectively.

This leads to the direct download page.

c.) Epson driver for a related slightly-less ancient model, the Epson Stylus Pro 4880.

See Avaysys drivers, even though transitioned to Seiko these are still the best best for high-resolution large format devices. By “large format devices,” mean Epson USA

Look for “Epson Inkjet Printer Driver for linux (ESC/P). Although no 3880 drivers, have a couple of options. These other Stylus Pro printers have similar ink technology: 4880, 7890, 9890. So,  take 4880 drivers as a base and hack to 3880. Get the srpm and install, before editing.

Manual for Linux Driver.

d.) Openprinting driver for Epson 3880. Upstream Gutenprint project. According to this web page, the correct driver for the epson stylus pro 3880 is:

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 escp2-3880

but package “gutenprint” has this via ‘rpm -ql gutenprint’


Anyway. the openprinting rpm that is downloaded from above.

Fedora/RHEL notes

Following via bugzilla:

832130 cups-filters

719390 f15 vs. large-format and high-resolution printing