Saturday, May 5, 2012

Personalization - Giving Plastic Value

I'm off in a few minutes to see my granddaughters and to take some birthday presents to a wonderful girl who is their friend.

On the spur of the moment, I decided to create a unique and special pencil box for her using my 3D printer.  One of the raps about the items that can be made in a 3D printer is that plastic has so little intrinsic monetary value.  But, that does not mean that an item made from plastic cannot have real value to the recipient.

And, the way to do that is to make that something a unique, one-of-a-kind item, that no one else has.  The best way to do that is to personalize it.  So, here is a personalized pencil box made just for Anna.

To me, personalization is one of the most important aspects of owning a 3D printer.  Now I an off to deliver it to her!  :)


  1. Really nice design. I like it a lot. My kids both have names 6 letters long which might mess with the aspect, but I think I'm going to give the concept a try.

  2. Thanks Billy,

    First, I ALWAYS appreciate comments. So, Thank You!

    While it's nice having a uniformly spaced border, I don't think it matters nearly as much as having their name on something. Let me know what you come up with. :)

  3. If you're interested in selling them I'm sure they'll be a hit at Etsy!