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RE: 3D Printed Flowerpot

in GEMS4 months ago

Those are some really fine printing quality! Let's just say, if I wish to have my own flower pot with my name on it, how much would you charge?

Will you consider to open service for retail? Can you do a final product rendering, like I have my flower pot and I wanted the pot in ocean blue, but the tag I wanted yellow and my name engraved in fire red?

Oh and another question if you don't mind. We all knowing printing 3D stuff, it's a stacking process. Hence, the final product we will see it like a 3D dot matrix printer, with lines and pixels. Let's just say, if I use fine quality sandpaper to give it a brush, mirror finish. Do you think the staking gap will still be visible?

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Hi @davidke20, that is a huge compliment to have someone ask me if I would be willing to sell designs, thank you!

I've never considered opening a retail service for this, but if there is a big enough market then yes I would totally open up a retail service of some sort.

For how much I would charge, it would not be much for something like flower pots 😅, and without an LLC I would have to look into the liability aspects before I could even agree to do something like that unfortunately.
I think I can do it like a gift without an LLC.

In which case maybe the customer friend would just pay for the materials and shipping costs, and me the designer would make no profit.

For something like flower pots, that's how I would much rather do it anyway, like a gift for a friend who just pays the shipping, and any extra amounts would have to be as a gift/donation to the seller friend.😀

Let's just say, if I use fine quality sandpaper to give it a brush, mirror finish. Do you think the staking gap will still be visible?

Yes with the layering, there will be some visibility of the lines. The finer the resolution, the harder those lines are to see to the naked eye.
The highest resolution prints that I produce currently are 0.12 mm layer height, which is pretty fine, but still not ultra fine. Some of these resin printers are printing at insanely fine resolutions.
To answer the question, I've seen some 3D printer hobbyists claiming that sanding is good for things like removing artifacts/globs, but I cannot attest to whether or not this will make the layers less visible.
I think it might make the model more shiny, but those lines will still be visible.

Thanks for your amazing feedback and support!