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PenJet is the serendipidous result of design students Jaan Evart, Julian Hagen and Daniël Maarleveld who took part in a workshop and hacked an inkjet printer by replacing the ink cartridges with felt-tip pens and ‘fooling’ the printer into thinking the ink cartridge was full.

The result was a series of experimental images which have have an aesthetic usually associated with kids using felt-tips on rulers as guides (I was certainly guilty of this craft when I was a child). The designers had a bit of a hard time trying to get the pressure correct so that the pens wouldn’t rip through the paper and I think they’ve done a great job. This aesthetic does bring back fond memories of the Felt-Tip exhibition back in 2007.

What I really love is that they used a 12″ G4 PowerBook hooked up to the printer, you don’t see many of them these days!

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