Welcome To Hursto Presto Studios!

Hi! I welcome you to Hursto Presto Studios! Below is my blog regarding recent news and information about my 3D Printing and spray paint art. Feel free to browse the site and explore my paintings and videos. More to see in the Menu above.



Jim Hurst


News and Musings





Introducing An Artist's Touch

After you are scanned to be printed as a 3D Selfie or Bust, your digital model is edited and touched up before being sent to the printer.

But there are times when the scan captures unwanted color such as shadows and reflected light. The skin color could be too dark or just washed out, your white shirt could have a strange purple cast to it, or you may have blinked during the scan and your eyes blurred away.


We can have an Artist digitally hand paint your model for only $20!

Basic Scan Fee: $40

Optional Coloring Fee: $20


The $20 optional coloring fee will send your digital data file to an artist to get your model completely recolored and negate odd lighting and shadow effects that your scan may carry, or you can opt for just the basic $40 scan fee in which basic editing and touch up is done.

Before Coloring

After Coloring

Color may vary. Note that this applies only to full color sandstone.





Wrapping Your Mind Around It

As I wander around and talk to others about 3D Printing, I'm often struck by how little is known about it and how difficult it is for people to wrap their minds around it.


3D Printing is not new. Large industrial companies and government entities had use of 3D printing since the 1980s, but today we now see a wave of low cost ($1000 +/-) small desktop 3D Printers due to the patent expiration.


Now, you and I have access to this technology. We have always been able to design something, but now we can actually print it and have a physical version of an idea in our hands in just a few hours. The future is indeed here.

The first thing that comes to mind is a low tech version of the Star Trek Replicator. Making something from nothing. Not quite. Perhaps one day.


Think of it as a computer controlled glue gun. You know, those craft glue guns that melt a solid glue filament. Squeezing the trigger extrudes the melted filament and the glue quickly dries and solidifies as it cools.


Desktop 3D printers use a long, thin filament of plastic which is melted, and extruded layer over layer to create mass.

A computer generated 3D model file guide the motors that control the positioning of the extruder and height of the table.

We end up with a real plastic version of a 'thing' that once existed only as an idea in your mind.

Older desktop 3D printers were a bit expensive ($4,000 +/-) and required you to be a tech guru to operate. Calibrating the printer was a pain and required constant attention. But the filament was inexpensive and available by the roll. 


Today, as with any new technology, it's better. They have come down in price by over 50% ($500 +/-) and have become more dependable. They are now available from major chains such as Walmart, Sears, Sams Club and Staples.


More and more new models are self-calibrating so you don't need to be a tinkerer to enjoy 3D printing anymore. But filament is now more expensive and encased in cartridges that can only be used for that particular model, a way for 3D printer manufacturers to recoup their costs while offering printers at a lower price.

Hursto Presto Studios does have access to a basic desktop 3D printer, but we find the use of higher grade industrial 3D printers affords the best quality for our customers.


We utilize a professional 3D printer in New York for our printing needs which maintains quality, and keeps costs down to obtain affordability.


Industrial printers run upward to $100,000 or more using laser powder based sintering and other technologies, and with them we can offer high quality and materials other than just Plastic such as Acrylic, Stainless Steel, Full Color Sandstone, and now Glazed Porcelain. New materials are always in development.


It's a different world now. 3D Printing Is Here.


Jim Hurst





Open House Christmas Scan Session

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Registration Closed


Lumberton, North Carolina.





Holidays Upon Us

With the Halloween 3D Selfie Fundraiser behind us, we find ourselves smack dead center in the middle of the holiday season. This brings us into the year 2016. 

2015 had been a year of discovery and learning for this studio, and we enter 2016 with great expectations in the world of 3D Printing.

New materials are being introduced for 3D Printing such as porcelain and full color plastic. 3D printers are maturing, and lowering in price all the time. I can see a small consumer grade 3D printer costing only $400, much less than comparable models today at over twice the price.

This studio slows down through the winter, but if you would like to get yourself scanned and printed as a bust or figurine, we can still set up a private scan session. Check our Scan Schedule page for more information.

Until then, enjoy the holidays with your loved ones, and support your local civic center theater holiday programs such as...



Robeson County




Lumberton, NC

Dec. 11 - 13





Halloween 3D Selfie Fundraiser

Carolina Civic Center

315 N. Chestnut St.

Lumberton, NC




Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

10am - 4pm


Stop by this upcoming Halloween in or out of costume and get scanned to be printed as a figurine or bust in your likeness!


$40 will get you scanned, with half going toward the Civic Center Foundation to support their local arts and theater programs. $30 will get you a small figurine in your likeness, with 10% going toward the fundraiser, or you can order your figurine later at a future date. Samples will be there for you to view.

We will have a 3D printer on location provided by Copiers Plus Inc.

Special thanks to Richard Sceiford, Executive Director of the Carolina Civic Center Foundation for hosting and promoting this event at the theater.


Carolina Civic Center Website

Robesonian Calendar













Halloween 3D Selfie Fundraiser!

Zombies, Witches, Superheros, what-ever your alter ego, come dressed in costume Halloween Day at the Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton NC and get scanned to be printed as a 3D figurine or bust in a variety of materials including Sandstone, Plastic, even Stainless Steel! $40 scan fee with half of the fee going toward the Civic Center Foundation. Does not include 3D printing.





Salazar Boarding House Fundraiser

In November 2013, the deadliest Philippine typhoon recorded in modern history struck the islands and killed at least 6,300 people in that country alone: Typhoon Haiyan


My daughter Catherine V. Salazar runs a boarding home for 15 girls attending school in Guiuan E. Samar, Philippines. A monetary donation of any amount to aid her will be greatly appreciated!


Please Click Here and give what you can. My daughter Cathy, her husband Mark, I, and the 15 girls would be extremely grateful. Thank you!


Jim Hurst 





Open House Scheduled

Open House 3D Scan Session Closed Event


Register Today and get 3D scanned by Jim Hurst during our Open House Scan Event this upcoming Sat., Sept. 26!


Your 3D printed figurine or bust can be ordered that day or at a future date but we need to get you scanned to create your personal 3D file for printing first.





1st Annual Halloween Scan Fundraiser?

Costumes, Costumes, Costumes!


A full color sandstone figurine of yourself is cool, but one in a Halloween costume would be great!


Halloween 2015 will be our first annual Hursto Presto Halloween Scan Fundraiser, with 50% of the scan proceeds going to a yet be determined organization in need.


This event is currently under development. Expect full details Sept./Oct. 2015.





The Store Is Open!


Woot! We now offer Spray Paint Art and soon 3D printed pieces through our site via PayPal!


You have access to a secure shopping cart to order your items via debit or credit. Check out our Store Catalog that is under construction. More to come soon!

Have your likeness 3D printed as a Figurine or Bust!

Best Value!

Introducing our small 3" tall figurine of yourself 3D Printed for only $30 each!


Miniature 3":    $30

Small 4": $60

Medium 5": $90

Large  6":   $120

Click Here for information on how you can get yourself printed in 3D!

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