Printing options

Printing Options

We offer three different options to print your photo inside a crystal, two dimensional (2D), three dimensional (3D) or four dimensional (4D). 

2D printing is a direct copy of the original photo printed into a crystal in a flat format with no depth of field. 
The only changes we make to a 2D photo is enhancing the image and usually removing the background to place more emphasis on the subject.
Printing in 2D is our most economic choice as enhancement, printing aand background removal is included in the price of our 2D crystals.

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This  is an example of a Pet memorial photo converted to 3D, then laser etched into a cube shaped crystal.  You can see the almost lifelike detail and depth of field we can achieve because we laser in high definition (HD). Use your mouse to control the spin.

With 3D printing the background of the photo is always removed and the photo enhanced, and then, using special proprietary software, the subject of the photo is converted into a 3 dimensional image (3D) that we print  in high definition (HD). 

This means when you turn the printed crystal side-on, you can see a depth profile of the subject.

For example, if looking at a face, you can see the facial profile, the length of nose, shape of chin etc. This makes the image very realistic and lifelike. 

Why Choose 3D Laser Engraving?

3D laser engraving is more than just the most innovative way to preserve and display your favorite photos. It brings your memories to life with realistic depth and stunning motion inside a luxury keepsake designed to last for over a lifetime! 

If you’re looking for an amazing gift to wow someone special or a unique way to commemorate a meaningful moment, a custom-engraved crystal from Crystal Photos can turn a treasured photo into 3D art. 

Please note: Not all crystals are suitable for 3D printing, as 3D images can only be printed into crystals with depth to accommodate the depth of the photo profile. But, a 2D photo can be etched into any crystal.

Check out our range of crystals suitable for 3D printing here.



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