Painting 3D Printing Finish


Compatible Materials

Painting Guide


Painting is available for TPU (both SLS TPU and MJF TPU) as well as PA12 (both MJF PA12 and SLS PA12) and cannot be applied to interlocking parts. The painting process gives a color to the material in any of the available paints with specific RAL.


The colors are spread on the material using a spray gun, allowing a uniform and smooth surface while maintaining every detail of the printed object: the paint layer only adds 200 microns of thickness on average.

Delivery Time

The painting process adds two additional business days to the turnaround time on your parts, varnishing to have the ” Glossy ” finish adds another additional day . This means:

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

The maximum size of your models are limited by the physical size of our 3D printers – if it doesn’t fit, it can’t be used. If you wish to have a painted object bigger than the maximum size, do not hesitate to contact us .

Maximum size painting300 x 220 x 200 mm 
x+y+z ≤ 540 mm
Minimum size painting15 x 15 x 15 mm

There is no minimum size for polyamide prints as long as you follow the design guidelines of the material.

The RAL references of the different colors are the following:

Mouse GreyRAL7005
Metal GreyRAL9006
Gold231 polychrome
SilverPB390 50 PB630 50 Alu 42024

Unlike dye, paint is very durable and retains the same shade without losing intensity. Since we use a cellulose paint, there is no risk once it dries of staining clothing or your skin. It is therefore suitable for all uses. However, when in contact with some solvents, paint may degrade. Similarly, if the painted piece is striped, rubbed or scratched, the paint may wear or clear, so it is advisable not to use this finish for mechanical parts but for prototypes and exhibits. Finally, complex parts may not be painted in the most inaccessible areas, although our operators make every effort to achieve a uniform result over the entire surface of the part.

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