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I recently performed a lot of research regarding Lithophanes and how they are being created using 3d printing techniques. I thought I would dump those URLs here in case anyone was curious.

First, there is the ubiquitous MakerBot Lithophane customizer: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:74322

The quality of these lithophanes is good, but it's not great. Makerbot caters to a hobbyist market, and quality is hobbyist quality. The advantage is that it's quick. You're in, you're out, you're on with life. The only catch is that you need a 3d Printer.

If you don't have a 3d printer, and would just like to order a 3d printed Lithophane, take a look at our product: http://www.createthis.com/products/lithophane

Finally, if you're comfortable with Processing, have access to a professional quality 3d Printer, and have more time on your hands than sense, there's this:

http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Photograph/

I'd really love to try one of the lithophanes from the instructable link above. As with many Processing projects, you need a dozen gigabytes of RAM to successfully run the script, but the results look incredible.