Your Design

Crop your image

X Shift (0-1):

Y Shift (0-1):

Rectangle Scale (fraction of max cropping rectangle):

Expected Image

Select Palette:

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Turn your picture into a color lithophane stl with the options below.

Upload your image
Lithophane Resolution (mm/pixel):

Colored Resolution (mm) [2 or 3x your line width is good]:

Layer Height (mm) [Close to 0.1mm is recommended]:

First Layer Height (mm):

Width (mm):

Height (mm):

Maximum Thickness (mm):

Minimum Thickness (mm):

Est. Run Time (s):

Est. File Size (MB):

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You can make multicolor lithophane stl files with this tool. Upload an image at the top. You have to use the same layer height and line width you used for the settings above. Make sure that you use the correct color filaments or else the colors will not be as expected. You select the filaments just below the expected image.
The lithophane resolution is the distance between pixels in the printed lithophane, so a value of 0.3 mm/pixel means that each unique lithophane thickness is 0.3mm apart in the x and y dimensions.
The Width determines the total length of the base and is the only "sizing" dimension if you want to use your whole image. If you select the check mark next to "Crop?" then you are able to control both the Width and the Height by cropping your image. The maximum and minimum thickness parameters set the maximum and minimum thickness of the lithophane, so these can be used to control lithophane brightness and contrast.
That's it! This is a pretty simple tool to use. If you have any questions or suggestions, please ask the Lithophane Maker User's group on Facebook, and if you don't get an answer there then email me at [email protected]. Enjoy!

For the first palette

You will need the filaments shown below.

For the second palette

You will need the filaments shown below.

For the third palette

Buy the filament white, cyan, magenta, and yellow PLA here.

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