CFPR Seminar: Large Format Scanning for Archiving or Reproduction, What’s New? (Replacing the Betterlight)

The week I’m excited to welcome to the seminar series Rick De Coyte, a printmaker and pioneer in digital fine art printmaking who has worked in both the US and UAE. He will be discussing with us aspects of large format scanning/reproduction and his work across the globe. You can learn more about Rick’s work at and his Instagram page.

CFPR Seminar – 1 – 2 pm, Wednesday, 7th of October

Large Format Scanning for Archiving or Reproduction, What’s New? (Replacing the Betterlight) – Rick De Coyte

In 1993 Rick founded Silicon Gallery the first art gallery in the USA showing art that “was created on or influenced by the computer”. In 1996 they purchased the first printer that could be used for art and fine art photography reproduction, the IRIS printer. In 1998 they opened a gallery/print studio in Brooklyn, New York. As part of the print process Rick acquired a Betterlight system to capture artists work for reproduction and archiving.

Over the years Rick has curated over 200 art shows and created printed work that has been acquired by every major museum in the USA and across the world including MOMA, The Met, PAFA, The Art Institute Chicago and many others. In the 2000’s he also taught Advanced Digital Photography at the University of the Arts for 10 years.

In 2016 Silicon closed and Rick moved to Dubai, in 2017 he opened Digital Printmaker at Toil and Tinker a print studio dedicated to producing fine art and fine art photography. Since opening he has made prints for many of the top Internationally known artists and galleries in the region.

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