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How much would it cost to run a 3D figurine business without Twindom?

When people are evaluating full body 3D scanners for starting 3D figurine businesses they often overlook the time cost for setting up their full body 3D scanner, managing 3D scan files and keeping track of which scans belong to which customers.  This is not a problem when you only scan a few people but, for successful scanning  businesses that scan hundreds to thousands of people, you better have a scan solution that takes this into consideration.

Below is a table comparing the upfront, monthly and time costs for operating a 3D avatar business: 

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Full Body 3D Photography Business Models

When you start planning your 3D photography business, one fundamental question you should ask yourself is where you want to operate and what customers you want to sell to. These seem like simple questions, but careful consideration is suggested when making this important decision. If you reach out to a broad audience, you may come off as tone deaf to your best customer’s needs. Narrow your scope too much and you may miss out on your ideal customer. The focus of this post is to provide information so you can make an informed decision when planning for your 3D scanning business.

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BETA Launch: 3D Holograms

Here at Twindom we are constantly looking for interesting new products to add to our full body 3D scanning solution. 3D holograms have been something we have wanted to release for years and after much testing, we have finally arrived at a very cool BETA product. 3D holograms are ready within minutes of a 3D scan being uploaded to the Twindom Cloud Platform and are a great way to showcase the magic of someone seeing themselves in 3D after they take a 3D capture.

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BETA Launch: Full-color Resin 3D Printing Option

After many months of testing we're finally ready to start offering a brand new full-color 3D printing option to customers using our full body 3D scanners to run their 3D printed figurine businesses: Full-color Resin 3D Printing. It's an exciting time to be in the 3D printed figurine business as this new type of 3D printing could open up brand new use cases that just weren't possible before with full-color sandstone 3D printing. In this post we'll explain how it works, discuss benefits of full-color resin over full-color sandstone and give you more details about the beta program.

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What You Need to Know When Starting a 3D Printing Business [Profitability]

One of the top questions we get from prospective customers looking to get into the 3D printing business to sell 3D printed portraits is how to price their products to ensure they run a profitable 3D printing business. It’s a tricky question since the answer is going to vary based on your local market, business model and who your core customers are. In this post we’re going to do our best to breakdown all of the main factors you need to consider when setting up your business and setting retail prices to ensure profitability. Here is what we’ll go over:

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Color 3D Printer Comparison: HP Jet Fusion 580 vs. Mimaki 3DUJ-553 vs. Stratasys J750

Major changes are afoot in the color 3D printing market with multiple new technologies expected to become widely available this year. A quick rundown on everything that is happening: HP is expected to launch their new color 3D printer; the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full-color 3D printer is expected to become more widely available; and additional software updates are expected to come to the Stratasys J750 color 3D printer that will help enhance color quality. In this post we’ll go over how each of these color 3D printers work, show sample 3D prints and discuss where each fits into the broader market compared to one another. Here is quick summary:

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Software for 3D Portraits [Complete Guide]

Many people who first hear about our full body 3D scanning solution gravitate toward the hardware, but don't realize that it is our custom software (the Twindom Manager) that really does most of the magic. In this blog post you will see the work that would be required to do all the software processing yourself as well as go over some of the key components of the software that powers our full body 3D scanning solution.

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A Guide to the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 Full Color 3D Printer for 3D Printed Figurines

For any 3D printing business looking to adopt full-color 3D printing, now is definitely a time to pay attention to all of the new 3D printing technologies on the horizon. The 2 main companies to watch in the full-color printing space right now are Mimaki and HP. For this particular post, we are going to focus on everything you need to know about the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full-color 3D printer. We'll go into more detail about the HP Jet Fusion 500/300 full-color 3D printer in another post. Here is a quick outline of what we will be covering:

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Announcing: Twindom attending WPPI 2019 in Las Vegas

From February 27th to March 1st, we will be showcasing the Twinstant Mobile full body 3D scanner at WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photography International) hosted in Las Vegas. Come join us to see the Twinstant Mobile in action and be the first to learn about some exciting new features coming to customers. See below for more details:

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The 8 steps for turning raw 3D scans into 3D printed figurines

In this post we are going to give an overview on what needs to happen to a raw 3D scan before it becomes a full color 3D printed figurine.

One of the most overlooked items when people set up their 3D figurine business is how much time and effort it takes to turn a raw 3D scan into a product their end customer is happy with.  All of the steps outlined in this article are automatically done for you if you are using Twindom's fulfillment services and worldwide network of 3D print partners. If you are not using Twindom's fulfillment services, then you should expect it to take multiple hours of manual digital post-processing to turn the raw data produced by your full body 3D scanner into something that will turn out well when printed on a full color 3D printer. This is almost the complete opposite of regular photography where we are used to being able to instantly print beautiful looking photographs when only spending a few minutes in Adobe Photoshop to touch them up.

Here is the list of everything you need to do for making 3D figurines from raw 3D scans:

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