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Turn your photos into 3D-printed porcelain tiles! Upload an image, and we will create a (size 4x4) 3D-printed porcelain tile with a rich, blue-green celadon glaze. The tile will have a slight sculptural relief and gorgeous detail. Your favorite photos will become works of art that you can display or give as gifts.
Celadon is a pottery glaze that originated in China thousands of years ago.It is semi-translucent and jade-green to blue-green in color. It has delicate natural crackling and luxurious glass-like quality. The ancient craft of pottery and cutting-edge 3D printing technology have joined to create the world’s first printable porcelain.
Using the best of 3D printing and traditional ceramics, we’re able to create the sort of quality you could only find in high-end, handmade porcelain.
Durable & Functional – Porcelain is dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.
Gorgeous Detail – Porcelain enables you to design with very high detail and thin, translucent glaze.
3D printed porcelain is only available at Shapeways.
For best results, please follow these guidelines.
Resolution: these resolution/file sizes:
For a 4" x 6" print, the image resolution should be 640 x 480 pixels minimum.
For a 5" x 7" print, the image resolution should be 1024 x 768 pixels minimum.
For an 8" x 10" print, the image resolution should be 1536 x 1024 pixels minimum.
For a 16" x 20" print, the image resolution should be 1600 x 1200 pixels minimum.
For a 20" x 30" print, the image resolution should be 1600 x 1200 pixels minimum.
For a Wallet-size print, the image resolution should be 320 x 240 pixels minimum.
Lighting: Clear, properly exposed, color images are best. Try to limit shadows and high contrast, especially in faces. High contrast photos will result in high contrast image with greater variation of sculptural relief.
Poses and Expressions: The subject’s face should be clear and in focus. For best results, make sure subject is facing camera and that eyes and facial expression are clearly visible.
Distance: Avoid images that are small and distant. For best results, select images in which subjects are clearly in foreground.
Note: The printed tile you receive will be like a low relief sculpture. The lightest parts of your image will be the highest parts of the relief, and the darkest parts will be the set back.
Results may vary based on photo quality. Please follow guidelines.