I’m obsessed with miniature photo printing, and a couple months ago I finally got around to it.

And as luck would have it, I was inspired by this blog post by a guy named Paul Molnar.

He’s a photographer and the owner of the Small Print Gallery.

He shares a few tips on getting started and getting the most out of your mini printer. 

But in addition to a little bit of knowledge, he also shares a ton of great DIY photos that can be used to build a great print. 

In this post, I’m going to show you how to build your own miniature photo printer using only materials you already have and a few of his favorite projects. 

I’ll also cover how to make your own tattoo designs using his tutorial. 

What you’ll need to make a mini printer: An inexpensive printer that can print photos for $50 or less. 

An internet connection and an internet browser. 

If you’re using the Small print Gallery website, I highly recommend that you check out Paul’s gallery to see some great prints. 

And if you’re not sure what to buy, here’s some good alternatives. 

A 3D printer: If you want to build this print yourself, you can check out this awesome post by the creator of this tutorial.

A cheap 3D Printer If your printer doesn’t come with a 3D scanner, I would recommend getting one that has one.

You can get some great ones from the likes of Epson, Omron, Dyson, Zebra, and Hewlett Packard. 

You can also get cheap scanners that you can use on the internet, or the cheapest one will cost you around $20. 

Make sure you have a way to print on paper, because you’ll want to print some of these designs. 

These are the instructions I used: 1.

First, get a 3d scanner. 

There are a few options out there, but this is the one that I personally use. 

For this one, you’ll use a HP Printrbot Pro or HP Printrbot XR3. 

This is a good one that can read all of your pictures and prints.

It also has a lot of extra features like an automatic file manager and a built-in 3D tool. 

It’s a good option if you want a cheap printer that’s easy to print and print quickly. 


Install the printer.

Once you’ve got the printer and the software installed, you need to plug it into your computer. 

When you get into the software, it will ask you for your printer’s serial number. 

After this, it’ll ask you if you’d like to scan a file for you. 

Once you’ve done that, it’s time to go ahead and set the printer up. 3.

Go ahead and scan the file. 

To scan the printer, just click the “scan” button. 

The next window will tell you the size of the file that you want scanned. 

Click “OK” to continue. 


Set the printing date. 

Now, click “Scan” again and select your file.

When the scan is complete, you should see the printer in the top left corner. 


Upload your print.

Click “OK”, then save your print and upload it to your printer.

After it’s uploaded, you want your print to be visible on the screen so you can easily find it. 6.

Create your tattoo designs.

To make a tattoo design, you first need to create a 3-D model of your tattoo. 

First, you will need a 3DS Max or a similar program. 

 Here’s what you’ll be doing: 1.

Go to 3D Printers . 

Select the 3D model that you just created. 

Go to Designs. 

Choose your colors and make sure you set them as the background color. 

Create your design. 

Set your size and orientation. 

Save it and close the 3DS. 


Add the tattoo to your design, and upload your print so you know it’s there. 


Create the tattoo, and then upload your 3D print to your computer so you have the print to show off. 


Close 3D Printers. 

Then, click on your printer, and select the 3ds Max or similar program you downloaded. 


Select “Create New Print”. 

Create a new print.

If you don’t see your 3ds max or similar, you may have it installed on your computer instead of your printer or it’s just not showing up in the printer settings. 


Select the 3d print and click “Create”. 


Select your printer and click the 3Ds max or other 3d software you downloaded to create your print