Can You Tell Which One of These Monets was Made by a Nanoprinter?

Look closely. Can you tell the difference between (the following) two images? One’s a bona fide reprint of Claud Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise.” The other? A total fake. The reproduction is courtesy of researchers at Singapore’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering.

Their goal, of course, was not to simply make a Monet replica, but rather to test an emerging method of printing that could potentially be used in the future to enable high-res displays and print foolproof anti-counterfeiting materials.

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