Creating stunning crystal photo gifts in a few simple steps
To create one of our spectacular photo crystals all you need to do is select a shape, decide whether you would like a 2D or a 3D Photo Crystal, upload an image and check out through our secure payment gateway, your stunning personalised Photo crystal will be delivered to your door in no time. With our express option, your crystal can be dispatched in as little as 1 to 2 days.
What is a photo crystal?
To put it simply, a photo crystal is an optical crystal that is etched internally using sub-surface laser engraving technology to create a stunning personalized crystal portrait.
What makes our product different from standard laser engraving techniques?
Unlike traditional laser engraving where the image is engraved on the surface of the item, our process engraves the image within the actual crystal, so the image becomes suspended inside the glass. This process is known as sub-surface laser engraving or (SSLE).
We start with solid blocks of optical glass (a.k.a Optical crystal) which are cut and polished into the desired shape, we then laser engrave the image inside the actual glass. The results are permanent and cannot be scratched or marked from the surface.
Some other common terms to describe our crystal products are;
Laser photo glass
Laser photo crystal
Laser engraved crystal
3D crystal engraving
Sub-surface laser engraved crystal
Our Crystal photos are available in 2d and 3d
We offer both 2- dimensional and 3-dimensional crystals to suit your needs. Our 2D crystals are perfect for any 2D images you wish to engrave. With 2D photo crystals your image is etched into the crystal and appears flat from the front and the side, the laser engraved image is approximately 3mm deep
Our 3D crystals are perfect for taking your photos that one step further. We can transform your 2D photos of a person or pet into a 3D crystal. Our designers create a 3D model from your images and the resulting piece gives depth to your image and creates a 180° view of your image.
2D photo crystals are suitable for;
All types of images including images of individuals, groups of friends and family. We can also create 2D photo crystals from images of pets, boats, cars, wedding photos and even pregnancy ultrasounds.
3D Photo crystals are suitable for
Due to the 3D conversion process, we can only offer 3D photo crystals for images of people and pet portraits.
We can create 3D models of buildings and objects however these incur additional charges and multiple images need to be supplied to create a true 3D render.
Whether you choose a 2d or 3d crystal it is important to remember to upload a nice clear image of a reasonable size, around 500kb is usually sufficient. We can only produce a crystal from the image you supply, therefore blurry or out of focus images will result in blurry and out of focus crystals
We look forward to receiving your order and know you will be delighted with the finished product. Please feel free to get in touch, should you have any further queries.