I get lots of people asking me to print their lithophanes for them as they don’t have a printer. They can be all over the world, so this is a little impractical.
3D Hubs recently opened their API to external partners, so it seemed like a good idea to integrate their printing service directly into the lithophane app.
Now, when you have a model generated, a “Print Now” icon will appear in the top corner of the model viewer and you can click on it to upload and print your model right away.
Once you have uploaded your model, you will be redirected to the 3DHubs website and your model will be in your shopping basket.
Select where you want it printed, pay and you’re done. Instant gratification 🙂
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hey there! I think this is an absolutely brilliant application but for some reason, I continually get error messages when I try to download the file. The first one says ‘failed to download Binary File. Invalid State Error. Trying ASCII’, and the second one says ‘Failed to download text file Error: Not enough storage is available to complete this operation. Sorry!’
I’ve tried it on both my home computer and laptop with the same effect. On the odd occasion I manage to download one, but most of the time this is happening – do you have any idea what could be happening?
Thanks so much!
I’m afraid it’s a problem with Internet Explorer.
Could you try Chrome or Firefox or Edge (or Safari on a Mac)?
I’m so glad there was a simple fix for this – tried it using Chrome and it worked first time, every time!
Thanks so much for the support – I can’t wait to mention this tool in an upcoming blog 🙂
Many thanks for putting the image to lithophane converter tool here. Is there any offline version of this tool so users can use it without coming to your website?
I’m afraid not, you could always run a local server and download the source to run it locally.