Custom lithophane service: Have any image or graphic turned into one of our high resolution lithophanes.
Your custom lithophane will be created using our process that results in an excellent high resolution 3D lithophane that really stands out from what you might have seen elsewhere.
Please note, to get the most out of this service you need to create an account with us(although it is not required). With an account you can upload your images to be processed as well as follow the order and download the 3D printable stl file once we’ve created it. You can create an account by clicking on “Login/Register” link at the top of the page, or create one during the checkout process. Again, it’s not necessary to do this, but you’ll get the best experience if you do.
Available – Download version for printing at home. You will receive an email with detailed instructions and a link to the file.
Default Size: 160mm(6.3 inches) wide, with the height being variable depending on the shape/aspect of your picture(most have a height of about 90-100mm or 3.54-3.93 inches). If you want a larger(or smaller) lithophane please contact us.
What’s the difference between a high resolution lithophane and others I see on the internet? Check out the zoomed and cropped sample preview below to see(click them to enlarge).
What’s 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.