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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.
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!
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.
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
A year ago as the year 2015 approached, much like 2016 does now, a crazy idea was born. My passion for Art all my life and my over 20 year experience (Job) as a Copier Technician came
together and merged into this crazy 3D Printing thing.
I decided to start a 3D Printing business. So throughout the year of 2015 I researched, studied, and began to create the details of this idea.
We wanted to be a local, home based business that offered a unique product at an affordable price, and we concentrated on 2015 as the year to develop the pricing and marketing strategies. We also needed samples to show as well, so 2015 was all about exploration and development.
More work to do as 2016 approaches, but so far we are on track. We will be purchasing our own studio 3D printer for In-House work that will reduce costs even more for our customers and
quicken delivery times, and a 'Human Rotisserie' is being designed to make scanning better.
2016 shows itself as a life-changing year for Jane and I. The official launch of Hursto Presto Studios is near, and I want to thank everyone who helped us jump-start our dream this past
To create a scan, we must walk around you with a hand-held camera-like device to capture your 3D image. That's not ideal for tight spaces though and offers lighting challenges. While researching the problem, I came across the ideal solution: The Human Rotisserie.
Not for cooking mind you, but a motorized Lazy Susan to slowly spin you for 3D Scanning. There are several do-it-yourself videos on Youtube that have inspired me such as this one below:
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!
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.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Lumberton, North Carolina.
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.
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut St.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.