Nothing commemorates an occasion quite like a 3D crystal photo cubes. Take a once-in-a-lifetime photograph and get it immortalized forever in a shimmery, glass-fiber object that’s sure to grace your home or office desk. You can purchase these beautiful photo cubes from just about anywhere. You can even order them online if you’d rather do it that way.
There are two types of photo blocks that you can purchase. One is called a laser photo block, which will cost a little more than regular crystal photo blocks, and are also a bit more difficult to engrave. You can use the engraving methods you’d typically find with a laser printer. You’ll probably want to choose a higher resolution scanner if you want great detail – after all, the higher the resolution, the better the resolution image. Also, be sure you get the crystal photo block with a solid backplate so you don’t have to worry about it getting knocked off during shipment.
The other type of photo crystal you might want to consider is the non-engraved type. These photo crystals are less expensive and usually quite easy to engrave. A non-engraved crystal photo crystal looks just like any other crystal photo block. The insides are hollow though, and this means that you may need an engraver. However, if you can’t afford the laser engraving methods you would use with a laser printer, these photo crystals are great to use for things like framing and hanging pictures in your home.
Most of the time, you won’t need any tools to help you put one of these photo crystal blocks together. If you’re handy with a soldering iron, then you could probably put it together by yourself. However, the best way to make sure it all sticks is to use a special self-adhesive luminous base. A luminous base will stick to the backside of the crystal photo block and ensure that it all sticks well together even if you overheat the soldering iron. Using a glowing base will also help the block last longer than if it were simply stuck on with a regular solder. With a regular soldering iron, you would heat the entire surface area of the photo crystal and the solder would melt and easily flake off.
Now that you have some idea of the basics, all you have to do is choose which type of crystal photo block you want to use. There are basically three types of photo blocks – one is the luminous base, which is what we talked about earlier; the second is the photo block with a luminous base and the last is the regular photo block. Your best bet when choosing between these three types would be to go for the one that is the most aesthetically pleasing to you and the one that has the best quality of photos. You also want to pick a photo block with an infrared reflector, so that you can easily see the photos once they have been printed out through the laser printer. This will ensure that the colors are all accurate and that you get the best quality photos that you can get your hands on.
Another option that you have is to get a clear photo block with an etched design, although you will need a good crystal photo to make this work effectively. Once you have decided on the design and type of photo block that you want, you can have the laser engraving done by a professional at a local shop. In some cases, you will also be able to get the engraved blocks delivered to your door for immediate use. The photo engraving may take some time to get right, but it will definitely be worth the wait.