This is a high resolution lithophane of the arcade artwork for “1943: The Battle of Midway”.
It’s much higher resolution and quality than you might see elsewhere as I use my own techniques to get the most detail out of each lithophane.
200mm x 62.3m x 3mm
100mm x 31.2mm x 3mm
80mm x 24.9mm x 3mm
Digital version available for printing at home(you’ll receive an email with a link to the file).
What’s the difference between a high resolution lithophane and others I see on the internet? Check out the cropped and zoomed sample previews below to see(click them to enlarge).
Whats a lithophane anyway?
A lithophane is a three-dimensional image that changes according to the intensity and quality of the light striking it. The light areas are very thin, allowing more light to pass through, while the thicker areas appear darker.
Lithophanes date back to the 1800s, when they were traditionally carved from bees wax, molded in plaster and then cast and fired in porcelain. Around the same time period photography was invented as a simpler way to capture an image, but now 3D printing enables you to experience the best of both worlds.
Note: All lithophanes are created using Colorfabb NGEN white co-polyester on Ultimaker 2+ Extended and Ultimaker S5 printers.