Resin ashtrays are a great way to save your favorite memories. Whether you want to commemorate an event or just have something cool on your desk, resin is an easy and affordable option for making custom ashtrays.
The process of creating your own resin ashtray is simple, but there are a few things you should know before starting:
How do you upload images to resin ashtray?
Uploading images to a resin ashtray is easy! All you need to do is:
- Login to your account, if you don’t already have one.
- Click on “My Designs” at the top of the page, and then select Resin Ashtrays from the dropdown menu that appears in the middle of your screen.
- Click on “Create New Design”, and then upload any pictures or graphics that you want to display in your customized resin ashtray design by clicking “Choose File” next to each box labeled with an image icon, choosing an image file from your hard drive (desktop computer), then hitting Enter or Return when finished uploading a said image(s).
Table of Contents
- How do you upload images to resin ashtray?
- How do you insert an image into resin?
- Can you put a regular picture in resin?
- Can you put a paper picture in resin?
- Can you put laminated photos in resin?
- Will resin ashtrays burn?
- How do you keep pictures from floating in resin?
- Can you clear coat over pictures?
How do you insert an image into resin?
How do you insert an image into resin?
If you want to add an image to your ashtray, the first thing to do is choose a high-quality printer. We recommend using a laser printer rather than an inkjet printer because images printed on laser printers are more likely to transfer well onto the resin.
Next, make sure that your paper is not too thick or thin (a weight of between 20 lbs and 25 lbs works best). Then make sure it’s not glossy or matte; look for a neutral surface so that the image doesn’t show up as two different colors when viewed from different angles.
Finally, keep in mind that some papers include chemicals that can cause yellowing or even blackening when exposed to UV light—so if this happens after dipping inside the resin bath, expect some discoloration in areas where those chemicals were present!
Can you put a regular picture in resin?
Yes! Just make sure it’s the right size. You can use any image that is smaller than 4 x 6 inches and bigger than 1/8th of an inch thick without losing any quality, but if it’s larger than that, then the image will be distorted because of its thickness.
You can either take your own photo or print out one from the computer and glue it onto the surface using Mod Podge or Elmer’s Glue Gel. When this dries completely (around 10 minutes), apply another layer of Mod Podge over top to protect against scratches and make sure that everything stays where it should be during curing time.
The easiest way would probably be with Mod Podge again (or another similar product). Simply apply some over top of whatever frame you have chosen for your project before sticking it on your photo or painting directly onto its surface!
Can you put a paper picture in resin?
It depends. If your photo is printed on photo paper, and it’s been cut out by hand into the shape of your picture frame, then the answer is yes!
But if your photo has been printed on regular printer paper, then no, because it’s not thick enough to withstand being soaked in resin.
In this case, find yourself some thick cardstock or even scrapbooking paper and cut out your image with an X-Acto knife instead.
Then glue it onto your piece of artwork using Mod Podge or another glue stick (not Elmer’s!), seal it with more Mod Podge (or whatever sealant you like best), and clean up any stray drips around the edges when it’s set.
Can you put laminated photos in resin?
You can put laminated photos in resin, but they won’t be as hardy as clear coated photos. A laminated photo will last for years, but it won’t take the abuse that a clear coated photo can stand up to.
On the other hand, if your intention is to have an heirloom-quality item that you’ll pass down to your children and grandchildren, then going with a laminated photo is probably your best bet—shelf life and all that jazz!
Will resin ashtrays burn?
Yes, resin ashtrays will burn. This is why they’re not safe to use as a cigarette holder.
Resin ashtrays are not suitable for children or pets. They are also not meant to be used by smokers who do not have an appropriate amount of respect for their own health and well-being.
How do you keep pictures from floating in resin?
When using resin, it’s important to use a clear coat that can stand up to the UV rays. When you’re working with resin, you have three options when it comes to choosing your resin:
- A photo-safe resin (this will work for most photos)
- A photo-safe resin with a photo-safe hardener (this is best for those who are unsure if their picture will work with just one type of resin or not)
- A resin with a photo-safe hardener and a photo-safe resin
Can you clear coat over pictures?
We have been asked if you can clear coat over photographs and other images. Unfortunately, we do not recommend this process as the clear coat will not stick to the resin. If you would like to add an image to your ashtray, please use our photo paper option instead!
We hope you have learned a lot about adding an image to your resin ashtray. The process is very simple and doesn’t take much time at all. If you are wondering how do I add an image to my resin ashtray, then it is as easy as following the steps below:
- Find an image or picture that you want to add to the ashtray by searching through Google Images or Pinterest (or any other social media platform).
- Resize the picture so that it fits exactly into the space where you want it positioned on your finished product (we recommend using Microsoft Paint for this step).
- Open up MS Paint (or whatever program you use), select Paste Special–>Picture, and set “Resolution” at 72 PPI. This will ensure that when printed onto your final product, images will look crisp and clear without any pixelation issues arising from low-resolution images!
- Save as PNG format with no compression options activated; this ensures maximum quality transfer from computer screen