Colourful Sandstone

Sandstone is the only material capable of full-colour 3D prints. It is perfect for figurines, life-like models, avatars, and other products that lend themselves to colourful, high-quality printing.

Manufacturing Infomation

Pricing: $1.43/cm3
Minimum Cost:$25
Lead Time: 4 days
Max Print Size(mm):
254 x 381 x 203
Min Print Size(mm):
10 x 10 x 10
Layer Heights(mm):
Dimensional Accuracy:
Medium (Not specified)
Smooth: 3/5
Detail: 4/5
Accuracy: 3/5
Rigidity: 1/5
Flexibility: 1/5


Suitable for:

  • Sales, marketing and exhibition models
  • Jewelry, art
  • Not Suitable for:

  • Functional prototypes and end products
  • Fine-detail models with smooth surfaces
  • Moving and assembled parts
  • Cases, holders, adapters
  • Large models
  • Form and fit testing
  • Functional prototyping and testing
  • Colours Available


    Colours Post Process

    Additional Info

    If your 3D file doesn’t contain any color information, it will result in a slightly off-white/grayish print.

    For multicolor, you must either upload a file that already includes the textures (e.g. colored STL, VRML, SKP, X3D, and DAE) or a ZIP file containing all the necessary color information (e.g. an OBJ file with a texture map and an MTL file). Please consult our design guide for more information about textures.

    The model needs to be handled with care. Even after reinforcing the model with superglue, the model stays fragile and has problems absorbing shocks.

    Take into account that the walls of your model need to be 1.7 to 2 mm thick and the details of imprints can be 0.8 to 1 mm. Long, delicate features like pins, thin fingers, tiny hair points or antennas that are 0.8 to 1.7 mm and stick out might not survive the process.

    Exposure to direct sunlight will cause your multicolor model to fade over time.

    Moisture will ruin the color of your model.

    Skin tone colors and black are difficult to reproduce, so some variation in color will occur.


    Additive Manufacturing

    Design Rules

    Min Supported Wall Thickness:1.5mm A supported wall is one connected to other walls on two or more sides.
    Min Unsupported Wall Thickness: 2mm An unsupported wall is one connected to other walls on less than two sides.
    Min Supported Wires:1.5mm A wire is a feature whose length is greater than five times its width. A supported wire is connected to walls on both sides.
    Min Unsupported Wires:2mm A wire is a feature whose length is greater than five times its width. An unsupported wire is connected to walls on less than two sides.
    Min Embossed Detail: 0.6mm A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width.
    The minimum detail is determined by the printer's resolution.When detail dimensions are below the minimum, the printer may not be able to accurately replicate them. Details that are too small can also be smoothed over in the polishing process.

    To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may refrain from printing products with details smaller than the minimum, since the final product will not be true to your design. If your product has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger, removing them, or considering a material with finer detail.
    Min Engraved Detail:0.6mm A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width. Engraved or debossed details go into a surface.
    Min Escape Holes:10mm
    Min Clearance:0.9mm Clearance is the space between any two parts, walls or wires. To ensure a successful product, make the clearance between parts, walls, and wires greater than the indicated minimum. If your clearance is too small, try making the gap bigger, or consider fusing the parts or features if their independence is unnecessary. You can also try a material with a smaller minimum clearance.
    Interlocking/moving or enclosed parts?Yes Sometimes the interlocking/moving parts can't be printed, since the supports inside the cross section can't be removed.
    Require Support Material?No Because each layer needs to build off the last, for some material, angles of more than 45 degrees generally require supports to be printed along with the design. Supports are not inherently detrimental for your design, but they do add complexity to the printing process and lead to less smooth finish on overhanging parts.

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