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Unveiling Prints ✨
Prints are Gamma's fresh take on editions on Bitcoin enabling Gamma Partner artists to create low-cost, recursive editions from a single high-resolution original.
An enhanced art discovery experience
Prints change the game in how we discover art. They come with a full-screen viewer, placing artwork front and center. Add to that an auto-scrolling feed that lets artworks gracefully traverse the screen, and users get an immersive experience. Navigate effortlessly between Prints with a simple scroll or swipe.
The tech behind Prints
The magic of Prints lies in recursive inscriptions. Artists inscribe a high-res original, and Gamma crafts digital prints with a unique stacked card visual. All Prints carry an embedded edition number, making them recognizable everywhere. This number briefly illuminates in the corner but can be viewed with a hover.
Putting artists first
We launched Prints with the goal of empowering artists to focus on creating the best art they can. Hence, Prints won't be up for immediate trading post-launch. In the future, we’ll develop tools to let artists decide when and how trading commences.
Partnered artists can create two Prints monthly from 1/1 originals, and new Partner Program applications are open now.
Prints: from Woodblocks to Blockchain
by Carole Levy
Printmaking on the blockchain
Printmaking has always been a way for artists to share their work in an affordable way, offering enhanced discoverability for artists and accessible artwork for collectors. Each print is slightly unique, as there are variations in paper, ink, drying conditions, humidity, etc. Each piece is signed, numbered, and can’t be replaced by another. There’s just something special about owning a print from your favorite artists.
Prints, Gamma’s new feature, brings this concept to the blockchain and once again bridges the gap between an artist’s real world and the Bitcoin world. Just like real-life prints, Prints are a cost-effective way for artists to share their work and for collectors to support their favorite artists and discover new ones along the way. Gamma’s Prints are slightly unique: While the core, underlying visual is shared, each Print is inscribed on an individual satoshi, each with a traceable backstory, each created from a matrix. Prints will live on forever on the Bitcoin blockchain.
There will be no wear and tear.
Rallying around Prints 🎾
This week, team Gamma is hanging out in Oregon to chat Prints and plan for the future. Check out our first clip from the court, featuring engineers Jack L, Jack N, and Trevor.
Explore & shop new Prints
Have you seen the recent additions by Partner artists to our Prints selections? Most Prints are under just $20, and each Print is a high-quality recursive version of the original art piece. Explore now at gamma.io/prints.
Want to be a part of the next cohort of creators?
Apply by September 22, 2023. The next artist lineup will be announced on October 1, 2023.
Applications are now open for the next lineup of artists to be accepted into the program, announced October 1st and each month thereafter.
Thanks for tuning in, we’ll see you next week!
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