For years Full Color Sandstone has been the only full color 3D printed material offered and our community has created countless amazing products that have been top marketplace sellers. However, the material isn’t perfect – there is always a need for more strength, move vivid colors, and in some cases, a smoother surface finish.

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Meet Coated Full Color Sandstone. By hand brushing Full Color Sandstone pieces with a two-part epoxy resin, we are able to increase the strength and color of sandstone products, and give them a smooth, glossy sheen. We’re very excited about this new process, and believe it has huge potential for the Shapeways marketplace. As with most new materials, we’re starting out with a maker pilot to give you a chance to provide feedback and make sure it’s as great as we think before launching to everyone.

The design guidelines are exactly the same, so anything you’ve designed for regular Full Color Sandstone will work with our new process. At $5.00 startup and $.85 per cc, Coated Full Color Sandstone is only slightly more expensive than regular sandstone.

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To get started, simply visit the Pilot Page and click the join button. You can start ordering your full color models instantly.

Please share your photographs in our forums so we can gather feedback. We can’t wait to see what you make?