I got to work on printed accessories for standard 120mm paint rolls.
Here is what I got for you :
- Customisable text/image/patterns paint roll
- Massage paint roll
Step 1: Get your Stuff
- a 3D printer
- a 12 cm paint roll
- a 12 cm paint roll handle
- Paint or ink
Maybe SolidWorks 2010 if you wish to customize the text or the massage model
Step 2: Customize your model
Remember that the text has to be written backward to be printed in the good direction.
Don't make your letters too thin.
Also, give a slight angle to your text so the paint roll works smoothly.
If you want to replace the letters by patterns, feel free to experiment!
Extrude approximately 2mm from the cylinder.
Repeat around the shape until the pattern is regular.
For the massage roll, be creative. Look on internet to get inspiration for new textures.
Step 3: Print it!
Try to give it the best resolution possible. Makerbot replicator 2 gives you an amazing 0,1mm layer!
If your resolution isn't good enough, a little bit of sandpaper 500 will do the job.
Step 4: Peg
Now take the roll and insert it on the handle