The "I Love you Box"

We are always improving our finishing techniques, this week we evaluated finishing some high-detail "I Love you Box" prints. The files for this print are made available by MakeALot at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:676630

We printed the box in beige PLA at 190C on our 12" printer with Volcano heat block, 0.45mm layerwidth and 0.15mm layerheight

 
 

Using some inexpensive metallic paints and a $0.50 roller brush we gently rolled the paint over the raised details.

 
Here we are applying Silver paint

Here we are applying Silver paint

 
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We decided to felt the interior of the box, which both increases the contrast and improves storage of delicate objects.

The lid can be customized with any letter of the alphabet. Overall the Gold is much more striking from a distance, but the silver produces a nice subtle effect.