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 Topic: FUD quality of late
Re: FUD quality of late [message #99492 is a reply to message #99454 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 12:29 UTC
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Please share some images, descriptions, and as mkroeker said contact service. From there I can pass along and find out where the fault is.


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 Topic: Shop opening
Re: Shop opening [message #99472 is a reply to message #99443 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 07:55 UTC
avatar Wahtah  is currently offline Wahtah
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Nice stuff, here's a tip to get prices down: you are selling left and right earrings separately, but you are allowed to have two earrings in one model, which saves a lot on handling fees. From the precious metal materials page:

Multiple parts per model file? No, except single pairs of mirrored or identical parts such as earrings and cufflinks.

cheers,

Wouter

[Updated on: Tue, 30 September 2014 07:56 UTC]

Re: Shop opening [message #99473 is a reply to message #99443 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 08:09 UTC
avatar Ontogenie  is currently offline Ontogenie
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Thanks MayCrown,

That's a good idea. If I get some nice sunshine streaming through the windows today, I'll set up my light tent and do it.
Re: Shop opening [message #99475 is a reply to message #99472 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 08:11 UTC
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This is great advice Wahtah! Thanks for the tip. Now I just have to figure out how to do it. I'm not sure how they can lower the handling fee, though, since they are two separate pieces?
Re: Shop opening [message #99477 is a reply to message #99475 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 08:23 UTC
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Yeah that IS a great tip Wahtah! I didn't notice that. :D

The way you would do it is you merge the two files together so that you have two separate shells in one file. That way you will only be charged one handling fee. The drawback is Shapeways only allows one million triangles, so if you have a sculpt with lots of detail Shapeways won't let you upload two million triangles. They'll need to change that one of these years. :)






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Re: Shop opening [message #99479 is a reply to message #99443 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 08:33 UTC
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MayCrown wrote on Mon, 29 September 2014 19:00

Ontogenie wrote on Mon, 29 September 2014 05:45

I'm absolutely, positively excited to announce that my shop is officially open for business: <a href="https://www.shapeways.com/shops/ontogenie" target="_blank"></a>

If you have any suggestions for how to make it better, please let me know.

Kimberly



Nice shop! Congratulations.

I have a suggestion, why don't you photograph your items on a still straight background that doesn't distract us and make them hard to notice, in order to emphasize them more? Some of them are like camouflaged.


Hmmm, in my view there is a bit of camouflaging happening, but overall there is a nice natural theme happening, which is very appealing I think, given that each piece is model on forms of nature.

Perhaps she could do both, that way she can keep the theme while still having some shots that are highly representative of the jewelry pieces.






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Re: Shop opening [message #99480 is a reply to message #99479 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 08:41 UTC
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I would definitely keep both. The nature theme is obviously important to my marketing. But if I can get some good pics on a white background, there's certainly no penalty to adding more photos.
Re: Shop opening [message #99506 is a reply to message #99477 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 14:57 UTC
avatar Ontogenie  is currently offline Ontogenie
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Mission accomplished re:combining two earring models into one STL file. I am extra, extra happy with the drop in price for the earrings. Now, everything seems possible...
 Topic: Was anyone else interviewed by Amazon?
Re: Was anyone else interviewed by Amazon? [message #99501 is a reply to message #98940 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 14:04 UTC
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Amazon contacted me a while ago and we chatted on the phone but nothing really came of it. I've had some contact from other companies and think that is fine but I also value the relationship I have with Shapeways. I think Shapeways is definitly teh leader in this space but smaller companies can definitely fill a niche in terms of offering more finishes, custom packaging deals etc.


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Re: Was anyone else interviewed by Amazon? [message #99512 is a reply to message #99501 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 16:12 UTC
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same here, shapeways is the leader by a wide margin. I talked to Amazon and heard nothing for a long while before they launched their thing. I actually encouraged them to partner with shapeways or other leading printing services to off set the costs of things. I imagine dumping millions into 3d printing machines and logistics before you have a customer base is daunting even to billion dollar companies like amazon. I'm slightly sad they didn't choose shapeways for the partnership but apparently they listened to the community and haven't reinvented the wheel.


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 Topic: Ideas about cufflinks with names on it.
Ideas about cufflinks with names on it. [message #99487] Tue, 30 September 2014 10:28 UTC
avatar MayCrown  is currently offline MayCrown
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Hi Shapies,

I've got an order from a friend, she wants me to prepare cufflinks for her fiancé in GOLD.

I want to do my best. I have some ideas but would you like to help me too?

It has to be perfectly clear.

Can I get an engraved handwriting clear with Shapeways?

I don't want it to look too big, so I will not probably go for big big letters..

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Best regards,


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Re: Ideas about cufflinks with names on it. [message #99493 is a reply to message #99487 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 12:32 UTC
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Do you plan on using gold plated steel, gold plated brass, or solid gold? The minimum detail for solid gold is .4mm (that's width and height of the detail) and .35mm for engraving (width and depth). Both have a note:

"To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may be unable to print products with details smaller than the minimum, since the final product will not be true to your design. If your design has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger, removing them, or considering a material with finer detail."


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Re: Ideas about cufflinks with names on it. [message #99515 is a reply to message #99493 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 16:46 UTC
avatar MayCrown  is currently offline MayCrown
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Tue, 30 September 2014 12:32

Do you plan on using gold plated steel, gold plated brass, or solid gold? The minimum detail for solid gold is .4mm (that's width and height of the detail) and .35mm for engraving (width and depth). Both have a note:

"To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may be unable to print products with details smaller than the minimum, since the final product will not be true to your design. If your design has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger, removing them, or considering a material with finer detail."



I will use solid gold.


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 Topic: How to display contents of my Shapeways Shop without internet?
How to display contents of my Shapeways Shop without internet? [message #99511] Tue, 30 September 2014 15:48 UTC
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I'm selling my trains at this Show http://expong.org/ next month.

Will have a stand there with physical models for sale. ( these are one I've previously bought from Shapeways myself .) It would be nice to show people the full range I do in my Shapeways shop but I believe there will be no internet connection available.

I can only think of two solutions. Either print out each page of it on paper or use my phone as a mobile hotspot and connect via GSM. But I live in France and the Show is in the UK so I'd have to buy a local sim and find a package with a lot of data for short term use.

Anyone think of any better way ? Is there a way of downloading the Shop pages to my computer in bulk? I've used WinHTtrack in the past, but I'm not sure how I could limit this to just my shop, with out downloading the whole of the Shapeways website.

Tom
Re: How to display contents of my Shapeways Shop without internet? [message #99517 is a reply to message #99511 ] Tue, 30 September 2014 16:52 UTC
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I'm always struggling with HTTrack to get it to do exactly what I want, but this is what I would try:

- give it a list with starting urls, one for each page of your shop (in All Sections mode)
- then tell it to only go one link deep

As I am just sitting here waiting for traffic to clear, I made the list of starting urls...

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=0#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=36#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=72#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=108#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=144#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=180#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=216#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=252#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=288#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=324#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=360#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=396#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=432#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=468#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=504#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=540#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=576#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=612#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=648#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=684#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=720#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=756#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=792#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=828#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=864#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=900#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=936#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=972#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1008#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1044#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1080#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1116#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1152#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1188#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1224#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1260#more-products
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?s=1296#more-products
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