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EPISODE 26

Morgan Morey // Printed Obsession
UNDERSTANDING JEWELRY 3D PRINTING

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TOP TAKEAWAYS
  • The automated production process of 3D printing that prints on demand.
  • Printing for commission vs printing on demand.
  • How to navigate the miniature market- the dos and the don'ts.
  • The importance of engaging your online community that eventually turn into customers.
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Morgan Morey // Printed Obsession
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Who is it
Morgan Morey from Printed Obsession is a specialist 3D print sculptor and digital artist who does a lot of miniatures along with the fan art.

Why should you listen
Listen in to learn the advantages and disadvantages of printing for commission as compared to printing on demand. You will also learn the importance of engaging your online community and building communities from different online platforms.
Summary

Morgan Morey from Printed Obsession is a specialist 3D print sculptor and digital artist who does a lot of miniatures along with the fan art.

In this episode of the Art Heroes Podcast, Morgan of Printed Obsession talks about how he turned his passion for 3D technology for printing jewelry into a job. He describes the production process of printing jewelry design that is either commissioned or automatically printed on demand.

Listen in to learn the advantages and disadvantages of printing for commission as compared to printing on demand. You will also learn the importance of engaging your online community and building communities from different online platforms.
"I sculpt for my own enjoyment, and if other people like my work at the same time, so much better."
KEY MOMENTS OF THE EPISODE
  • [0:33] He shares the history of Printed Obsession which started in jewelry design and later turned into 3D printing.
  • [2:26] He talks about his passion for 3D printing technology and making it his job.
  • [7:50] He discloses the scope of his clientele.
  • [10:02] The production process of learning how to make 3D jewelry.
  • [12:29] How the ring sizes are set up in the machine.
  • [15:32] Why he advises printing for commission as the best way to do 3D printing and the cons that come with it.
  • [20:36] What is the difference between 3D casting and traditional casting when manufacturing jewelry?
  • [23:47] He mentions some of the casting houses he uses in the UK and the differences in what they do.
  • [24:40] The factors that are considered when pricing a piece of jewelry.
  • [28:26] The status of the miniature market at the moment and what you should do if you're planning to join the market.
  • [33:40] The design philosophy to have to always remain relevant.
  • [34:31] He talks about his purchases and where he makes them available.
  • [36:38] Why you need to have several platforms of online communities.
  • [40:40] He answers the fun ten questions.
"If you're going to try and get into the miniature market now, do it sooner rather than later and try and be different because if you're relying on the basic stuff, you're going to have a hard time standing out."
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