Varnishing 3D Printing Finish

Compatible Materials

  • Multicolor
  • Nylon PA12 (white)

Varnishing Guide


Your object is coated with a varnish which makes it more resistant to humidity and chocs, and gives it a shiny appearance.


Multicolor materials can be varnished once they have been cleaned up and solidified. The excess bits of powder which can not be removed by hand are removed with pressurized air. The object is then dunked in a cyanoacrylate bath, which further solidifies the object and brings out the colors a bit more

White painted plastic objects can also be varnished to give them a shiny appearance. The varnish can be applied on every painting color available for white plastic. If you wish however to varnish any other plastic materials, such as white plastic with no painting on, black plastic or grey plastic , please contact us .

Delivery Time

The varnishing process adds no additional business days to the turnaround time on your parts. The painting process however adds two additional business days to the turnaround time on your parts andanother additional day to add the varnish to have a ” Glossy ” finish. This means:

  • Express Production: not available.
  • Standard production: minimum 5-6 business days for the plastic material, 2 to 4 for multicolor.
  • Economy Production: the delivery time is not guaranteed. Your object is delivered on average within ten days for plastic.

The maximum size for varnishing your models is only limited by the physical size of our 3D printers. Your designs must respect the maximum print size in order to be printed.

Multicolor maximum size254 x 381 x 203 mm
Plastic maximum size677 x 368 x 565 mm

In order to be printed, the multicolor objects must also follow the minimum size of 2 x 2 x 2 mm, and plastic objects must not go under the minimum size of 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 mm.

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