Welcome To Hursto Presto Studios!

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



Jim Hurst


News and Musings





Free Open House Scan Event!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

10am – 2pm

Lumberton, NC


To commemorate the building of our studio Scan Rig, we are dropping the Open House scan fee of $30 this day only!


Get Scanned for free with the purchase of any size/material 3D Selfie!


Click Here To Register!





Open House Excitement

Getting Scanned

To get yourself 3D printed as a bust or figurine, the very first thing we need to do is get you scanned!

Remote Scans: We can pack up our gear and travel to your location. Pricing is as listed in our catalog: $40 scan fee per person. Travel charges may apply. 3D printed pieces are priced separately due to the huge variety of materials and sizes. Lighting conditions greatly affect scanned color and some remote scans may contain color abnormalities due to inadequate light sourcing and shadows. These conditions may be present during remote scans.

Open House Scans: Of course then, we'd rather you come to us in Lumberton, and by saving us travel expenses we pass the savings on to you!

Open House Price Guide
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  • 25% off scan/design fee!
  • 25% off Full Color Sandstone 3D printed figurines!
  • Half price on In-House PLA 3D printed figurines!
  • A Free Miniature 3” 3D printed figurine of you with $30 prepaid online registration! 

Open House Packages

To make pricing easier, we put together packages combining $30 scan fee, 3D printing, and special savings listed above.

Studio Scan Rig: We can guarantee good lighting for full color 3D printed pieces due to our 'Rotisserie', a turntable platform that will slowly rotate you as you are scanned. This increases the quality of the scan and lessens our editing time, and we pass on more savings to you with 25% off Full Color Sandstone 3D Selfies!


Full Color Sandstone

Original Pricing

Miniature (In. 3”)  $40

Small (In. 4”)       $80

Medium (In. 5”)   $120

Large (In. 6”)      $160


Full Color Sandstone

Open House Pricing

Miniature (In. 3”)  $30

Small (In. 4”)       $60

Medium (In. 5”)    $90

Large (In. 6”)      $120

PLA Plastic

Our in-house 3D printer uses organic plastic derived from sugar based compounds. Enjoy half price at an Open House scan session! Mono-color plastic colors include white, black, and translucent clear, green, red, and yellow. 

PLA Plastic

Original Pricing

Miniature (In. 3”)  $20

Small (In. 4”)       $40

Medium (In. 5”)    $60

Large (In. 6”)       $80


Pla Plastic

Open House Pricing

Miniature (In. 3”)  $10

Small (In. 4”)       $20

Medium (In. 5”)    $30

Large (In. 6”)       $40

Click Here and register to get scanned at an Open House scan session!





Studio Catalog 2016m

Throughout 2016 we have been tweaking our catalog and releasing updated versions.


Our current 20 page version is Studio Catalog 2016m which now includes a couple pages dedicated to the process used to create your 3D Selfie figurine.

Studio Catalog 2016m
Complete 20 page document detailing studio 3D printing processes and prices.
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Congrats To Andrew And Elizabeth!

Yesterday, June 18 2016, I attended the Red Springs Street Fair and had a great time sharing 3D printing with a lot of exciting people.


Meanwhile that same day, my other half Jane attended the wedding of Andrew and Elizabeth who had their 3D Selfie Wedding Cake Toppers proudly standing on their cake.


Congratulations to the Newlyweds and may their future be bright!


Jim Hurst






New PLA Plastic Pricing

See our new pricing on PLA 3D Printed Plastic:


PLA Plastic

Miniature (Cm 7   In. 3”)   $20

Small (Cm 10   In. 4”)  $40

Medium (Cm 13   In. 5”)   $60

Large (Cm 15   In. 6”)   $80


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Red Springs Street Fair

Last month we were to set up our canopy at the Red Springs Street Fair in NC but it was cancelled due to rain. A new date was just scheduled for the fair:

Sat., June 18, 2016

10am - 4pm

Stop by to check out some sample 3D selfies and let's chat!

Hope to cya there!







New Electric Tea Lamp Shades

With our new translucent In-House 3D Printer filament, we can now print your 5" figurine or 4" bust as an electric tea lamp cover!


When placed over an electric tea lamp, your 3D Selfie lights up inside and glows beautifully as a lamp shade.


5" Tea Lamp Figurine or 4" Bust

Only $50 ea.





A Fireman's Wedding

We packed up our scanner and headed to Dudley, NC where we had the opportunity to scan a Bride and Groom for their wedding cake topper 3D Selfie. 


Congratulations to Andrew and Elizabeth!


They both happened to be Mar Mac Firefighters, so we were able to scan the Groom and new Mother-In-Law in their gear! We'll post the couple's wedding cake toppers after the wedding, but here's our firefighters:





Introducing Studio In-House 3D Printing

Our studio 3D printer cannot match the quality of our New York industrial printer’s professional laser machines, but with a resolution of 100 microns, our studio printer does great, and...


We Can Print Your 3D Selfie In-House Faster! And Cheaper!


Studio In-House

Aprox. 5 – 7 Days Delivery



PLA Organic Plastic

In-House 3D Printed Selfies

Miniature (In. 3”) $20

Small (In. 4”) $40

Medium (In. 5”) $60

Large (In. 6”) $80

Environmentally Friendly Material

PLA filaments are made with polymerized lactic acid, which is extracted from corn, sugarcane or other sugar-containing crops, and is regarded as the most environmentally friendly 3D printing material. Unwanted PLA printed objects can be simply discarded in the soil where it will naturally decompose.

In addition to being environmentally friendly, PLA filaments also print in low temperatures which greatly reduce warpage. The translucent texture and finishing also add a unique look to your finished work.





Scan Event: At The Museum


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


101 South Elm Street

Lumberton, NC 28358

We will be setting up our Scan Rig once each month at the Robeson County History Museum to scan historical artifacts! These scans will be processed and posted on the museum website for you to see in 3D. See our Scan Schedule for further dates and times.


You are invited to meet us there to observe the scans in process, and while there ask us about getting yourself Scanned and Printed as a 3D Selfie!





Human Rotisserie Update 

Our studio scanning rig, which we affectionately call our 'Human Rotisserie', is currently under construction.


Our first scan test using a stationary scanner and this rotating Biker Tiger was successful, and we are excited about how our scan rig will increase the quality of 3D scans.





Full Steam Ahead

Thanks to my lovely wife Jane, our scanner issue is resolved and we are back to offering our full complement of materials and sizes as described in our Studio Catalog!


To celebrate our April 2016 launch, we are offering our 4" Full Color Sandstone 3D Selfie for only $50!


Limited time only!

Does not include Scan Fee.

Expires June 2016.


Jim Hurst





Our First Speed Bump

With all endeavors, there are times when something gets in the way. One can moan and whine about it, or one can learn from it and make adjustments. We had 4 sizes of 3D Selfies, but we temporarily had to drop the 2 largest.


We still have the popular 3" and 4" 3D Selfies, and to celebrate our studio launch we are dropping our 4" price from the already reduced $60 to $50 through April 2016!

Speed bump or not, we are moving forward with launching Hursto Presto Studios!


Jim Hurst





Studio Launch Date Set

April 1, 2016

We have our studio launch date set on April 1, 2016. If you are interested in getting scanned, by all means contact us and be placed on our contact waiting list.

Cya in April!






2016 Studio Catalog & Fliers

Our 2016 promotional materials are finalized with a lock in pricing!


Originally, Full Color Sandstone was to be increased 25% upon studio launch, but this year in 2016 only we are offering Sandstone 3D Printed Selfies at a 25% discount keeping the pricing steady at 2015 levels!

Full Color Sandstone 3D Selfies

Miniature: Originally from $40 to $30

Small: Originally from $80 to $60

Medium: Originally from $120 to $90

Large: Originally from $160 to $120

In 2017 the Full Color Sandstone 3D Selfies will increase  about 25%, such as the popular miniature Full Color Sandstone 3D Selfie from $30 to $40 ea. Our Strong & Flexible Plastic stays the same, and this spring we introduce our new In-House printing featuring PLA organic plastic that's even lower priced (only $20 for a miniature 3D Selfie) with a faster print time of under a week.


Take advantage of our reduced price Full Color Sandstone this year 2016 only!


Our 2016 pdf catalog and fliers are complete and downloadable here:

2016 Studio Full Catalog
28 page document detailing Hursto Presto products and services.
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2016 3D Selfie Flier
2 page foldable flier introducing you to 3D Selfies.
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Have your likeness 3D printed as a Figurine or Bust!

Open House Brochure
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2016 3D Selfie Price Sheet
2 Page quick price guide
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Click Here for information on how you can get yourself printed in 3D!