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Lithophanes Lamp


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What is a Lithophanes?

According to Wikipedia, “A lithophanes is an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can be seen clearly only when back lit with a light source. It is a design or scene in intaglio that appears “en grisaille” tones.”

Our Lithophanes Lamp is a 9-volt battery powered 3d printed LED lamp that allows you to display display illuminated photos of precious memories. Amazing your house guests.

Lithophanes Lamp Sizes

Our lithophanes can support lithophane two size dimensions:

  • No shorter than 2.5 inches (63.5mm) wide and 5-6 inches (127-152.4mm) in height with a frame thickness of 3mm. Plane Depth Minimum Thickness must be no thinner than 1mm and no thicker than 1.4- 1.8mm. Deviation on plane thickness will result to quality issues
  • No shorter than 4 inches (101.6mm)wide and 6-9 (152.4-228.6mm) inches in height with a frame thickness of 5mm. Plane Depth Minimum Thickness must be no thinner than 1.4 mm and no thicker than 2 mm. Deviation on plane thickness will result to quality issues.
  • Average 3D Printing Time for a Lithophanes is 5-6 hours for the smallest version. 6-8 hours for the larger version. Review this link on how to 3d print a lithophanes

Refer to It’s Litho Guide to Lithophanes printing for further instructions.  Here is their link to create your own lithophanes

This product will be fun for any makers and/or STEM student who want to make their own lithophanes make.

How To 3D Print & Assemble Our Lamp

What you need:

  1. What you need:
    1. Our Lamp 3D Model for $9.95 for a lifetime license, which includes future model updates and variations
    2. A Magic & Shell Round Power Switch
    3. 9 volt battery
    4. 1 – 20 gauge wire or thinner (3  inches in length)
    5. 9 volt battery connector
    6. LED Strip Light
    7. Wire Solder Kit
    8. A 3D Printer
    9. Any 3D Printer Filament color, but translucent. Though White & Grey Colors have the best results.
    10. Patience and lots of it

Which can be bought at amazon or through our model kit

Review our Instructional Page

Lithophanes Lamp Kit

If you do not want to buy the parts from amazon, then you can purchase the (2) 9-volt connector, led strip (both sizes), and (2) power switch for an additional $9.95 in the Accessories Page. You will still need to get the solder and solder tin.


You are free to:

  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


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