Welcome To Hursto Presto Studios!

Below is my blog regarding recent news and information about our studio 3D printing services featuring 3D printed Tobacco Pipes.

 

Enjoy!

Jim Hurst

News and Musings

Wed

18

Apr

2018

Hello Newsletter. Good Bye Blog

Studio Newsletter Launch

Hey guys! We been working hard to create a newsletter that is informative yet not dry, and not just about our studio pipes.

 

Newsletter subscribers get reduced pricing on 3D printed pipes ($35ea.). Included in the newsletter are studio videos and art, including a comic strip created by Jim Hurst over 2 decades ago.

Paperweight

Back in 1987 while in the Navy, I created a newspaper styled comic strip about a cone shaped robot named Paperweight,

 

Here he is, with the Planetary United Defense crew (PUD) on a mission of vital importance.

 

Enjoy!

Jim

 

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This blog will be coming to an end to concentrate on the studio newsletter. Subscribe Today and stay in touch!

Thu

12

Apr

2018

Join Our Studio Mailing List

Studio Newsletter

 

Hey everyone! I am almost finished designing our newsletter! I'm hoping that I can keep you engaged with our studio activities such as 3D printed pipes, spray paint art, and even a comic strip I created a few decades ago!

 

Jim 

Sign up as a subscriber, and get your pipes for only $35ea.!

Sun

25

Mar

2018

Studio Newsletter

I'm not much fond of Facebook. Given the recent news of foreign meddling, fake account bots, and privacy concerns, I believe a more direct and personal approach is needed to best convey our products and services.

 

Thus the old fashion Newsletter.

We are currently developing a subscriber newsletter to convey current happenings within our studio, including new pipe designs, art, video, and downloadable material.

 

Best of all, subscribers will get special low pricing on all Figurehead Pipes.

 

Only $35ea.

Currently under construction, but you can pre-subscribe!

Sat

17

Mar

2018

Promotional Posters

Yes! My apprehension over Jane's spending on a camera and a ton of gear was not warranted! 

 

She had been studying and learning product photography these past few months and her hard efforts paid off! Suddenly I received gorgeous poster-like images of some of our pipes, and as such we turned them into posters!

 

Thank you, Jane!

Jim Hurst 

Sat

17

Feb

2018

Figurehead Pipes

Ancient Sailors

In times of old, ancient travelers of the sea adorned the bow of their ships with figureheads. They believed the figurehead protected their vessel and ensured save passage to strange far lands.

 

Your pipe is your vessel, and your vessel deserves its own figurehead to ensure safe passage.

The Spring of 2018 brings with it our studio's new 3D printed specialty: Figurehead Pipes. 

 

Check them out,

and find a Figurehead Pipe for you!

Thu

04

Jan

2018

New Year New Beginning

3D Printed Specialties

3D Selfies are cool, but there is no market for them (yet). We still offer 3D Selfies, but we are now branching out into 3D Printed specialties.

 

If there is one thing that there is a current and growing market for, it is pipes. We are currently designing pipes to be 3D printed in non-toxic organic PLA plastic. A 14mm glass bowl is included.

 

Our line of pipes will be launched early February after I have recovered from my upcoming eye surgery. I look forward to sharing with you these unique pipes and getting them into a smoke shop near you.

 

Jim Hurst

Fri

08

Dec

2017

Merry Christmas!

3D Printed Specialties

It's been a great year this past 2017 and we at Hursto Presto Studios thank everyone for your patronage.

 

Moving ahead into 2018, we are adding 3D printed custom specialties to our services. I will be having eye surgery late Jan. 2018 so our studio will be closed until spring. We will be rolling out our specialties this spring 2018.

Merry Christmas to all, and may you have a wonderful New Year!

 

Jim & Jane Hurst

Tue

14

Nov

2017

2017 Christmas Open House

Get Yourself Scanned To Be 3D Printed As A Christmas Tree Ornament!

 

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

12pm - 4pm

 

Lumberton, NC.

No Scan Fee If Wearing A Santa Hat!

 

Register Here!

Sat

04

Nov

2017

2017 Halloween Open House Fun

Had a good time during our 2017 Halloween Open House scan event! 

 

We covered the canopy's sides with white fabric walls and installed lights inside, and the scans turned out great! We ended the event by lighting up our fire pit while enjoying refreshments.

 

Doing this again next Halloween 2018! Cya there!

Sun

15

Oct

2017

Full Color Sandstone Discontinued

From 3D Selfies To Statuettes

Videoscans use a process called Photogrammetry, the process of converting a series of photographs into a full color digital model. This was the backbone of our Videoscan service involving Full Color Sandstone.

 

The cloud service we use to convert the Videoscan into a full color digital model changed their pricing model, in effect pricing us out. As of now we can not offer Full Color Sandstone 3D Selfies due to higher costs. 

 

Please disregard all our offerings involving Videoscans and Full Color Sandstone. We will, however, continue 3D Printing services involving single color PLA 3D Selfies. As such, we will drop the 3D Selfie designation and refer to our 3D printed figurines as Statuettes and Busts.

 

It's a drag, but to keep pricing low we decided to go this route. Now comes the job of updating all our fliers, price lists, and catalogs. Stay tuned...

 

Jim

Sun

10

Sep

2017

2017 Halloween Scan Event Planned

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Studio Residence Open House

Wear A Costume And Pay No Scan Fee!

Open House- Register to attend an Open House Scan Session in Lumberton, NC at the studio residence of Jim and Jane Hurst and save money! 

 

Sat., October 28, 2017

2pm - 6pm

 

50% off scan fee (normally $40)

or...

 

100% off scan fee if wearing a costume!

 

Click Here to register!

Addendum: Each person 3D scanned gets their choice of trinket from our 3D Printed Trinket selection.

Fri

11

Aug

2017

Updated Studio Catalog

Studio Catalog 2018f
catalog2018f.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB

Sat

22

Jul

2017

These Eyes

I just has cataract eye surgery in my left eye. I'm okay but will have vision blur for a couple weeks so all studio activities are on hold at this time. Its near impossible to edit in 3d with only one eye lol.

 

If you do want to get scanned and 3d printed as a figurine or bust in your likeness, by all means still contact me. I'll get back to you as soon as I can see. 

Jim Hurst

Sun

02

Jul

2017

In The Works: Studio Intro Video

Under development is a studio video about the history of 3D printing and the application of Videoscans to enable you to create your own 3D Selfies without having to be scanned by a 3rd party. Happy 4th!

Sun

04

Jun

2017

Videoscan Tutorial

Studio Facebook:

 www.facebook.com/hurstopresto

3D Printed Specialties & Spacepaintingh
Double sided Flier
2019_specialties.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB