Introduction: Make a Custom 3D Porcelain Celadon Selfie Tile

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CELADON SELFIES

Turn your photos into 3D-printed porcelain tiles! Upload an image, and we will create a 3.5 x 3.5 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:

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.

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.

Step 1: Find Your Image

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You will first need to find or create a photo for your celadon selfie tile. The image file size must be below 2mb or your will see an error message. When you upload your image the dark areas in the picture will be engraved 3mm inside the tile,and the light areas will remain the same height.

Resolution: minimum 640 x 480 pixels for a 5” x 7” picture. The photo should be without visible pixels or printer dots.
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.

Step 2: Upload Your Image

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Go to:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/LYMT89QD9/celado...

Next just click on the "Choose File" Button and pick the image of choice!

Your image will appear slightly shorter than the tiles top surface. Use the scale % tool to adjust your image to the desired size.

You can also move your image left/right or up/down within the region on the top surface of your tile.

Step 3: Order Your Customize Celadon Selfie Tile

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This step is easy! Just click the "Add to Cart" button on the right and follow the process to order your Custom celadon selfie tile!

Shapeways will then 3D print your custom tile in gloss celadon green and it should arrive in about 20 days worldwide! After you Custom tile arrives take a picture of the finished tile, the image used and share your experience!

Have Fun!

Comments

seamster (author)2016-01-22

Cool idea, thanks for sharing the process!