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.
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:
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:
As evidenced by the Google Arts and Culture portrait app that recently went viral, the practice of portraiture will always be alive and kicking for as long as human beings remain sentient on this planet. As the social media boom of the past two decades transformed how we present ourselves both online and off, the desire to remain in control of our own narratives through digital storytelling remains one of the most pervasive and impenetrable social forces at work in today’s world.
One of the most popular use cases for Twindom's full body 3D scanners is people who take them to cosplay and halloween-themed events. The above is an image of a 3D printed figurine from someone who dressed up in a RX-78-2 Gundam suit at an event that Seattle-based Holodeck 3D Studios did with a Twinstant Mobile full body 3D scanner. The end result not only makes a great memory for the attendee, but shows how people can make a 3D printed action figure by getting 3D scanned in their costume and then have the 3D scan 3D printed. The full color 3D print was fulfilled using Twindom's full color 3D printing service on a Projet 660 3D printer.
3 Spooky Marketing Tactics to Boost Halloween 3D Portrait Sales
Halloween is right around the corner, and one of the coolest things to do apart from attending Halloween-themed parties or trick-or-treating is getting dressed in a spooky and crazy costume. There are a plethora of options from superhero to pirate outfits to choose from. This year, pop culture inspired costumes that are in trend. With Pennywise the Clown from the horror movie topping the list to Belle and Beast from Beauty and the Beast, and we can’t forget Game of Thrones. The finale season itself smashed all HBO records with 16.5 million views according to Nielsen data. We are surely going to see many Game of Thrones inspired costumes.