What is Emerald 3D?
e create photo-realistic 3D printed replicas of our customers, which we call Munchkins. They celebrate our loves, friendships and passions.
Get a 3D Munchkin for yourself or give it as a gift. Whatever the purpose, they make the perfect memento to capture any special moment in time.
Come visit our store for your photoshoot in our large 3D photo booth. The booth captures 178 photos simultaneously and renders those photos into a 3D image for full color printing. You then get to choose the size of the Munchkin you’d like. They are currently available in 4 sizes (3”, 5”, 7” and 9″).
We hope that your Munchkin will be a delight to everyone, but please be aware of the following:
Any item smaller than approximately ½ inch in diameter may not print. Including pieces of jewelry, rings, strings. Extended fingers are usually an exception to this rule when printed as large figurines. Thin objects may also not print well or might be very delicate.
Be aware some details will not be as crisp as in reality. Details of a particular pattern or a tattoo may not be reproduced clearly.
Exact colors/hues of your clothing and skin may not appear exactly as they do in reality, but they’ll come pretty close.
How to ensure the best results!
Your Munchkin will look their best when you look your best. But we do have a few recommendations:
Wearing bright colors, patterns and textures with print better.
You only need to bring or wear the outfit you would like to be scanned in, however if you have multiple outfits that you’d like to try, that’s fine too. We do have a dressing room…sort of!
Reflective material such as leather, metals, sequins, and glitter won’t print the best
Glasses with subtle frames are difficult for the 3D camera to capture. The thicker and darker the frames, the better.
Hats are best avoided…the bills can break easily.
Yes, our photo booth is mobile. We charge a flat rate to show up that includes 2 Free Munchkins. Contact us for details.
Yes, it’s the same as having your picture taken with a phone or digital camera.
About ¼ second.
No, we have the 3D printing professionals do that.
Our Munchkins are made of sandstone, resin and plaster.
Other than your Munchkin arriving broken, which we will have reprinted, we have a strict NO RETURN POLICY.
Once you’ve completed your photo session and we’ve uploaded your images for 3D rendering and printing, there are no refunds.
Once your Munchkin arrives in good shape, we can no longer be responsible. Your Munchkin is very fragile, so please take good care of it.
Within 3 days of your Munchkin(s) arriving we need to be notified (via email at mike@emerald-3D.com) if any item was damaged during shipping. We will ask you to return the item to us and upon doing so a new Munchkin will be printed and shipped to you. It will take the same amount of time to get you your replacement (4-6 weeks…there is no rush production option).
Production and Shipping time is approx. 4-6 weeks
Yes, the amount of Munchkins you purchase will determine your discount. Please contact us for further details.
Cash, all major credit cards and checks. Returned checks are subject to a $35 fee and product will be held until payment is made.
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They current come in 3”, 5”, 7”, and 9”.
Yes, we love groups! Please check with us for special photo session pricing.
Up to four people (an infant under 1 or a small animal does not count towards this total).
There is an additional cost for the actual printable files.
Each additional photo that you want to see in 3D will be an extra $10 charge. This charge will not be applied to any Munchkins you purchase but you will have extra 3D photos to choose from.
You’ll get to choose 3 photos from your session to be rendered into 3D.
We’ll take more if needed… but within reason. This isn’t a Sports Illustrated professional photo shoot.
We take up to 5 captures, depending on the amount of people, that you’ll get to see before they’re uploaded for 3D rendering.