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.
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.