Enjoy a good read with your favourite brew

3D Printing for Art Painting

3D Printing for Art Painting

We have seen 3D Printing used on many 3D models but do you know that 3D Printing had also been used for Painting in the recent years?

The beauty of an art is more than just their colour, the texture of the painting, the visible sweep of paint and the thickness of the brush strokes make them great works of art.

Comparing a 2D printing of art that is flat to 3D printing of art with texture, which one would you prefer?

Sharing with you some of the reproduction of famous painting with the use of 3D printing.

Georgia-based Verus Art making use of 3D scanning and 3D printing to create fully textured paintings. They developed a highly specialized, precise painting and scanning process that captures both the colour and also the height of every millimeter of the painting surfaces to a tolerance of less than a human hair.

Courtesy credit to Verus Art


Dutch researcher Tim Zaman designed and built a new innovative 3D reproduction printer which uses a photographic scanning system that takes a three-dimensional image of any fine art painting and then processes it through a data to print process.

Courtesy credit to Tim Zaman


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers used a special technique called “colour-contoning” that involve 3D printing and 10 different transparent inks stacked in very thin layers and combined with a decades-old technique called “half-toning” where an image is created by lots of little coloured dots that resulting in better capturing the nuances of the colours.

Courtesy credit to CSAIL

With the help of 3D Printing, you can now design your own painting using sculpture software or any design software and start 3D printing them for your wall decoration.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *