Epson Large-Format Printer Brings 'Times Square' to Silicon Valley in New Exhibition
LONG BEACH, Calif. — February 24, 2017 — The Computer History Museum is celebrating software with the opening of a new exhibition which will feature Bert Monroy’s "Times Square" image printed with the Epson SureColor P20000 64-inch printer. Exploring the history, impact and technology of software, the “Make Software: Change the World!” exhibition looks at seven software applications that have transformed lives, including Adobe Photoshop, which was used to create Monroy’s masterpiece.
Now open, the “Make Software: Change the World!” exhibition at the Computer History Museum explores how software, software developers and the businesses they have created have changed the world. Artist Monroy’s Times Square image, printed on the SureColor P20000 with Epson DisplayTrans Backlight Film II, is 22 feet long and 4 feet high and comes to life on a massive backlit display. Created over four years, every element in the image was meticulously created pixel-by-pixel using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. More than 750,000 Photoshop layers were used, bringing to life the likenesses of Monroy's family, friends, dozens of digital imaging artists and pioneers, including Photoshop creators John and Thomas Knoll, as well as intensely detailed scenes and landmarks in and around Times Square.
"Bert’s artwork is truly amazing and is a perfect piece for this exhibition – helping us to present new ways to think about software and encourage viewers to imagine a world where almost anything is possible because of software,” said Kirsten Tashev, VP of Collections and Exhibitions, Computer History Museum. “The Epson print helps us bring Bert’s image to life; showing it on a large scale so visitors can see the detail up close and in vibrant color.”
“Bert’s Times Square image is an inspiring work of art, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in today’s world of software and digital imaging,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Epson Professional Imaging, Epson America. “The SureColor P20000 leverages superior printing technology to push its own boundaries – giving creative professionals a tool to produce exceptional output that is worthy of hanging in a museum.”
More about the Epson SureColor P20000
The 64-inch Epson SureColor P20000 leverages an enhanced PrecisionCore MicroTFP print head, newly developed media feeding system, and reformulated Epson UltraChrome PRO nine-color pigment inks to provide unmatched print quality and unparalleled production for print-on-demand providers, fine art reproduction houses and indoor display graphics printers. Epson DisplayTrans Backlight Film II is an extremely high-resolution backlight film for professional backlight display applications. For additional information, contact your local dealer or visit www.proimaging.epson.com.
About the Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and moving images.