Making a hand torn print or deckle edge the “Ripper” way…
Artists love the look of the feathery “deckle edge” on handmade papers as well as the increased “perceived value” by the customer. Now you can add a consistent hand torn or deckled edge look to your artwork and prints with the Dual Edge Ripper. Several patterns are available for the perfect custom edge finishing.
Digital artists have also tried to put in the look of a torn or deckled edge, by artificially painting the edges with various filters or Photoshop techniques:
These digital effects are quite impressive and realistic. However, these digital methods pale in the “perceived value” customers give to an actual torn or deckle edge, because it appears to be “hand made” by the artist. But until the invention of the Dual Edge Ripper there was never a fast and easy way of producing a consistently good torn or deckled edge.