American Filament was founded by the creator of LithophaneMaker.com. This tool crafts (free!) lithophane .stl files in varying options - such as flat rectangles, globes, nightlight covers, and lampshades to name a few - using your image files and specifications. Be sure to give it a try! By supporting American Filament, you help to provide the resources that keep Lithophane Maker maintained and up to date.
As avid lithophane printers, we have always been disappointed in the "Lithophane White" 3D-printing filament options. Our solution? Create one! We spent weeks formulating this white filament to print high-quality lithophanes and optimize transparency for the lithophane printing process. Don't worry, it prints everything else with the same high-quality you can expect from American Filament!
So, what does this mean?
- Finer Layer Lines
- Sharper Images
- Fewer Fails
- Larger Nozzle Options
- Retraction Reductions
We recommend using a cool white light and the following thickness (Min/Max):
- 0.6/3.0 - Night Lights
- 0.6/2.5 - Window
- 0.6/3.0 - Lamps
If you are new to printing lithophanes check out our Beginner's Guide to Printing Lithophanes. It covers all the basics to start printing!
You can find our Lithophane Calibration Tool stl here. It helps you pick your Min/Max based on the filament and backlighting.
American Filament is proudly Made in America. Our PLA filament begins as amber waves of grain growing in the Great Plains and comes off our production line here in Rocket City, USA - aka Huntsville, AL. We craft the resin into precision filament that you can buy at a competitive price today, and it comes with FREE SHIPPING!
Product Dimensions: 1kg (2.2 lbs) of Filament Per Spool with a Diameter of 1.75mm (Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm) Spool dimensions are: ID=2.05", OD=8", and W=2.875" wide
Polylactic Acid, PLA, is the most commonly used 3D printer material, because it is easy to use, affordable, and has good mechanical properties. We recommend a nozzle temperature of 195-215 C, a bed temperature of 50-70 C, and a PEI or Buildtak bed for best printing results.