In many ways, creating good art is related to an exploration wherein an artist attempts to find new methods and avenues for expressing him- or herself through art. In the last ten years, wide-format printers, notably the flatbed type, have given artists a lot of new paths to research in creating their fine art.
While not a great deal of artists have easily adapted to utilizing digital technology in their work, more and more of them are viewing the advantages, electronic technology, such as the use of flatbed printers, may contribute to their job.
It's understandable, but why artists aren't that ready to experiment with flatbed printers. The cost of a flatbed wide-format printer alone is prohibitive for many artists, with the purchase price of these printers ranging from US$55,000 to US$500,000. Only artists that are successful and affluent enough are able to own such a printer.
Aside from the cost of this printer, it is also a fact that not all musicians know how to utilize flatbed printers and they would need to learn how the machine works before they produce artwork using them. Nevertheless, artists should at least try having a flatbed wide-format printer should ever they have the chance to use one.
The main reason why an artist should try to experiment with flatbed printers in creating their art is that these printers allow them to use many different mediums for their art. With these printers, artists are not limited to painting by hand on canvas. They can create their art on what are considered to be non-traditional mediums, such as metal, glass and ceramics.