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3D Printing Your Photo as a Lithophane

One year ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Want an interesting idea for turning your digital photo into something tangible that you can hold? Look into the lithophane , the centuries-old technique of carving an image into a piece of translucent material to create a 3D image. Photographer Daniel DeArco recently turned a photo into a lithophane with 3D printing, and he documented the experience in the 4-minute video above.
“Lithophanes are old craft from the early 1800s that utilized the different thicknesses in a porcelain carving/casting to display a highly detailed image when backlit,” DeArco tells PetaPixel.
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