Thermal House

Thermal Manifesto

Thermal Manifesto is named after the inkless printing technique for receipts from cash registers.
With help of Open Source software tools and driver is possible to start to use this method for self-publishing.

Low-Res brings Max-Authenticity.
Halftone Raster of 1950s newspaper is very nice.
Read your rolls quick, after 2 years, print might be gone.
When you finish, please rewind. Same like VHS rule.
You can re-print your prints and add extra, new layer.
Works both; horizontal and vertical.

Developing a very light and movable system for a transportable publishing desk, which can deploy in various environments. Cooperative and inclusive potential is highlighted. Works and publications can be produced flexibly without a long chain of service and postproduction steps with locally available material and in sustainable amounts.

Reducing the print format (print rolls of 47mm width) and print quality to half-tone black and white raster has a refreshing touch, contrasting with the overwhelming presence of contemporary glossy images.

Thermal Manifesto print questions how publications are designed. Authors and readers are confronted with a page-less, endlessly designed, reading experience. Final prints are compact, on light-weight paper.

Public activities with project are prepared as way to discuss topic of self-printing and personal technical renaissance.

Thermal Manifesto presented at

Prints for Ciocana with Oberliht, Chisinau, Moldavia, 2018
Absurdité, Trojan Tactics, Decazeville, France, 2018
Toulouse Salon, France, 2018
Baykonur ~ Berlin, Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, Germany, 2018
Thermal publication and Open Source publishing, FR0, Paris, 2018
+ as part of Trojan Tactics Activities

Movement joined by

Gemini Kim
Sébastien Mazauric
Aleksi Cavaillez
Artus De Laviléon
Thibault Montamat
Nina Prader
Trojan Tactics