The Family Portrait of the Future…with one Set Back

Meet the family.

Have you seen or heard much about this 3D printing thing yet? They say at some point we may all have our own 3D printer for household use. Misplaced your house key? No problem…just print yourself up a new one. Sounds weird, but nobody was carrying a phone around with them 10 years ago and now we're lost without one. The future is looking quite interesting.

This happy little mini-family of figurines was created through a 360 degree digital scan which is then 3D color printed using a ceramic polymer material. It’s a whole new futuristic take on the traditional family portrait.

Our Mini Customer

Our Mini Customer

Our customer brought his mini “fam” in to design a stylish and dust-free presentation. All manner of 3-dimensional objects are frame-worthy and deserve to be protected, preserved, and displayed. We employed a little framing trick here by resting the artwork on the bottom—or actually the side—of the frame. A deep frame like this is known as a shadow box and we call that sideways place between the glass and the background the “setback”.

Watch one of these 3D “portraits” being made here and get a glimpse into your future. Remember, it may not be a traditional portrait photograph but it can still be framed! 

The finished framing project!

The finished framing project!