OPEN CALL: Test Print Art Book


We are looking for your printer test prints! Weโ€™re making a fun, weird, limited edition art book! This Open Call is completely international and anyone is welcome to participate. Deadline for all submissions: March 31, 2024. This is how it works:

Do you have a printer at home or know someone who does? Print out the standard test print sheet (nozzle check pattern,ย  printhead alignment, etc.), preferably in A4 on white paper, of your printer (see pictures). Each brand (Epson, HP, Canon, etc.) and model produces a different pattern. Color and black/white is possible. You can also print several different ones.

Scan the sheet of paper and send it to us by e-mail to in the highest possible resolution. Please include your name and the brand and model of the printer. You can also send the sheet by post: Softcover, Stumpergasse 53-55, 1060 Vienna, Austria.

We will select the sheets and create a collection of printer test prints, which we will layout as a small art book and produce in a limited edition. With your permission, your name and your printer will be mentioned in the book.

We will celebrate the release of the art book with a live printer performance here at Softcover and you are cordially invited!

Deadline for all submissions: March 31, 2024

Have fun and thank you for participating! ๐Ÿ™‚