A lithophane is an ancient art of etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent material that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is a design or scene in intaglio (an Italian form of print making) that appears "en grisaille" (in gray) tones. These are printed on a laser 3D printer using an acrylic resin that is very tough. These prints are not brittle and will not break if dropped, you will be able to keep this 3D print forever.
Some people place their prints in a window as well, as any back lighted source will suffice to show the image contained in the print. They are magical little 3d prints.
We also offer a curved option so that the lithophane print has a slight curvature. This helps to augment the image a little and gives it an overall classier look.
All of our nighlights have a loop at the top and hang in front of the light source. This ensures that they will sit nice and straight in front of the light source.
All nightlights are 4 inches wide, the height may vary based on the aspect ratio of the original image.
We can turn any picture into a lithophane 3D print and we can even add new elements into the original photo. For instance if you wanted to add a shooting star, lost relative or pet into a picture, we can make that happen. For these special circumstances please call us after you place your order so that we can ensure we do to your requirements. There will be an additional $10 fee for each photo alteration.
We can produce your nightlight in a few days so you will have it in less than a week. If you need something faster please let us know in the checkout comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference your order number.
*Note that the height may vary slightly to fit the aspect ratio of your original image so that we do not distort your image