Design Schematic


Your Design

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Framed Lithophane Maker

Design your window lithophane with the options below. You can place the window lithophane on the a windowsill or use twine and a suction cup.

Upload your image
Frame Options

Lithophane Resolution (mm/pixel):

Base Length (mm):

Base Width (mm):

Base Height (mm):

Overhang Angle (deg):

Maximum Thickness (mm):

Minimum Thickness (mm):

Est. Run Time (s):

Est. File Size (MB):

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Note: this may take a minute!


This lithophane maker provides options to control the size of the lithophane and the frame around the lithophane. As you change parameters, the picture under "You Design" will change so that you can track what your design looks like. The "Design Schematic" gives you defines to which dimension the parameters relate.
I suggest that you upload your image first, because this will let the tool know the aspect ratio of your image.
The Frame Options section lets you select the features you'd like to have on your frame. At the time of this writing, you can have 1) twine tunnels (as shown in the schematic), 2) a hook tab (tab with a hole in the middle) at the top center of the lithophane, or 3) a plain frame with no other features.
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 base length determines the total length of the base (including the frame) and is the main "sizing" dimension.
The base width applies to only the frame. A larger base width makes for a sturdier frame.
The base height parameter makes the frame larger in the other dimension.
The overhang angle determines what becomes your overhang angle when you print the lithophane vertically.
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 contact me at [email protected]. Enjoy!