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What is a lithophane?

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A lithophane is (traditionally) an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can be seen clearly only when back lit with a light source. Today, the most common way to create a lithophane is by 3D printing them from plastic or resin. 3D printed lithophanes can easily include an interface to a backlight, so that their image is visible.

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