3D Printing Text Quotes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cesc, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Cesc
    Cesc New Member
    Hi all,

    I've been curious in 3D printing for a long time but I'm new to the forum.

    I wanted to know if there are any examples of text quotes being 3D printed?

    I want to print sentences of various lengths. Some examples:

    "Get out of the building."
    "The main goal is to learn, not to grow."
    "When you don't know what you believe, everything becomes an argument. "

    Next to them, in a smaller size probably, there would be the name of the person who said it.

    Do you think it's a good idea to use 3D printing for something like this? How would you do it?

    Thanks for your advice :)

  2. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
    It's a great idea that I don't think has been done yet. :eek:
  3. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
  4. Cesc
    Cesc New Member
    Thanks! I didn't know about it.

    I was thinking on a way to print the sentence in a way it's easier to read.

    One way could be printing the text so there is an element keeping all letters together (something like an underline, for example).

    The other option I was thinking about was printing the text in "negative" (a solid piece where letters would be cut off).

    Do this sound like a good idea?
  5. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
    Yep! Sounds great! I think both ideas would work.

    Model something up and post it up so we can see what you came up with. :)
  6. Cesc
    Cesc New Member
    Thanks! I will update the post if I finally go ahead with the idea :)
    JACANT Well-Known Member
  8. Cesc
    Cesc New Member
    Thanks a lot, I didn't know these.

    Good references!