Karin Schminke

Hi-Fi JET Meets the Needs of Artists with Accurate Nature-Inspired Hues

Karin Schminke

Karin Schminke, a Seattle based artist, received her MFA from the University of Iowa in 1979 where she began working in the field of computer graphics, programming images in Basic. Since then she has developed and taught computer art and computer design classes at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, California State University Northridge, The Art Institute of Southern California, and Shoreline Community College.

"The Hi-Fi JET is the first large format printer that meets the needs of artists; beautiful high resolution output in long lasting pigmented inks. In my nature-based work accurate blues and lavenders have always been difficult to print, but with the Hi-Fi JET they are easy to achieve. The printer's versatility, ease of use and reliability make it an easy start up. In addition, the Digital Atelier is discovering methods for transferring from Roland media to various artist materials, opening up a whole new world of imaging."

"The printer's versatility, ease of use and reliability make it an easy start up. In addition, the Digital Atelier is discovering methods for transferring from Roland media to various artist materials, opening up a whole new world of imaging."

Schminke has worked on Mindset, IBM, Macintosh and Amiga systems, and has given numerous regional and national presentations on her work. She is a member of Unique Editions, a collective of artists who incorporate digital technology into their art. Her current work integrates traditional media such as acrylic paint and graphite with digital media including digital collages of her original photography and ink jet prints. Her art is exhibited frequently in national, international and regional exhibitions and has been published in numerous books and publications.

In July, 1997, Schminke and the other four members of Unique Editions were artists in residence at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art in Washington DC. There they set up a Digital Atelier featuring select digital imaging equipment, visitor participation, lectures and ongoing demonstrations on the integration of digital tools into the artist's studio.