Just wanted to share some recent success at my university using our brand
new Replicator. Two of our professors (one from graphic design and another
from printmaking) worked together to produce a printing plate, which was
created in Cinema4D by extruding a 2D image and combining it with a solid
plane. The size of the plate is about 5x5.5", and was printined with 100%
infill, 0.27 layer height and 1 shells. Obviously there is room for
improvement by bringing the shells down to 0, as there are many small
details that were not filled properly by Skeinforge with shells activated.
I'm no expert in printmaking, so I can't elaborate too much on the details
of her process, but hopefully the results will be helpful for others :) The
printmaker produced an embossing (I hope I'm using the right word), and an
ink print by running them through her printing press. She has suggested
extruding the design further and maybe thickening the base a little bit for
the next attempt.
I've attached some photos, but more are available on Flickr here: