How We Make Our Crystal Wine Stoppers
We’re popping the cork on the magic that goes into making our unique Crystal Wine Stoppers! So sit back, relax, and maybe even pour yourself a nice glass of vino. We’re diving in.
“What even is a Photo Crystal Wine Stopper?” We’re glad you asked! First, let’s break it up into parts: What is a photo crystal? It’s the most innovative way to preserve and display a physical version of your favorite photo! By seamlessly blending cutting-edge digital technology with exceptional craftsmanship, ArtPix 3D creates crystal keepsakes featuring intricate 2D or mesmerizing 3D laser engravings with extraordinary detail. Not only do they safeguard your precious photos from fading, our products transform them into spectacular pieces of art. In essence, we ensure that your captured memories endure eternally, becoming exquisite works that will be cherished forever. Combine that with a really cool wine stopper to always keep your open bottles fresh, and you get a stunning crystal mini-keepsake that will have you and whomever you’re dining with talking and reminiscing throughout the meal.
So now that you know what they are, you’re probably wondering how to put a photo on a wine stopper or, in other words, how the crystals are made. Our talented team of designers start with top-quality, optically clear, and highly durable K9 crystal. When you upload a photo to our website, the designers carefully screen it for anything that could potentially cause a flaw in the crystal engraving, like blurriness or poor lighting. Once approved, they then begin optimizing it for our laser engraving process! ArtPix 3D uses the latest subsurface laser technology to plot the light points in your image and map out the coordinates for your engraving, whether 2D or 3D, which brings us to our next point– the difference between 2D and 3D laser engravings.
The key difference between 2D and 3D engravings starts with those laser coordinates. For a 2D engraving, the light points from your photo are plotted onto a plane, creating a flat image inside your crystal. However, with 3D engravings, the light points are plotted at various depths to create a convex model in the front and concave in the back. This makes it so, once it’s engraved in the crystal, the front side of your image will look almost like a statue suspended in mid-air, while the back side creates a spellbinding 3D illusion; whatever angle you view it from, your image will appear to move to meet your gaze! We call it “the following effect.” Pretty neat, right?
For our engravable wine stoppers, we’ve got two classic shapes for you to choose from: a curved rectangle or an octagon. Once your photo has been optimized into a 2D or 3D model, the crystal shape of your choice is loaded into one of our state-of-the-art laser engraving machines that work from your image’s specific light point coordinates to create precise subsurface etchings at varying depths to build your image in sparkling detail. The finished crystal is then bonded to one of our high-quality zinc alloy wine stoppers to complete what we think is the perfect personal touch to any home bar.
Wondering who to buy these cute wine stoppers for? Why not the person you’d most like to share a bottle of wine with? There’s no time like the present! How about an adorable pet portrait for your sister? Or a treasured wedding photo for your parents? Need a last-minute gift for Valentine’s Day? Try a bottle of your partner’s favorite wine paired with a Crystal Wine Stopper with a photo of the two of you in dazzling 3D. The bottom line– Now that you know how they’re made, if you’re looking for an amazing gift to wow someone dear or a special way to commemorate a meaningful moment, ArtPix 3D has iconic Photo Crystal Wine Stoppers you can start customizing today!