The PiS printing method
The unique Sand-Media modification enables the Sand-Media laser printer to work with a disassembled thermic fuser. The image attached to the paper via a minus electrostatic charge is placed on the sand surface. The contact of the toner with the sand, brings about a transformation of the image to become embedded into the volatile mineral.
The architecture of PiS
The introductory state of the PiS projects is a grid of sand tablets which are carriers of layers of white sand in DIN A4 format. The blank white surface invites to print once own portrait and compose a background, made from carefully dispersed colored pigments. The participants are invited to use the color powders as an adjoining process, one that brings the portrait print and the sand surface together.
The other, on the catwalk available group of tablets are the carpet sand prints. Sand-Media offers a verity of patterns, which serve as backgrounds for the self portraits. The patterns symbolize different cultures from all over the world with their specific emblem.