What is it made out of?

It is a resin based material, which is hardened using adhesives. The colour in printed layer by layer and penetrates into the surface, so the colour won't fade over time. The material is very fine and has a slightly rough feel to it.

What can I wear for the scan?

Glasses can not be worn during a scan. An additional fee of $25 is required if you want to add glasses to the model post processing.

How long does it take to get a scan?

A scan will not take more then 1 seconds, however we say allow up to 20 minutes so that you can select the best pose.

Can I purchase the revolving base with it?

Yes, you can purchase it at $15 each.

Do I have to come to the studio for a 3D scan?

If you are unable to come to the studio for whatever reason, we can come to you. Perfect solution if you have a large group to scan. Contact us today to discuss this further.

Why do you print by scale instead of fixed size?

We have found that most people prefer to print using a scale as they plan to print other members of their family as well. If you were to print all family members at 15cm it would look strange as everyone actually have different heights. It would look alot more realistic printing more than one person using a scale. If you don't like the idea of using a scale, just tell us on the day of the scan.

How long will it take to manufacture and distribute?

The clones will take 10-14 working days to create & distribute. International orders please allow an extra 7 days.

Is it cheaper to do a family portrait?

Yes, it works out cheaper per person. Please specify the amount of people that will be scanned when placing a booking. A revised quote will be emailed within 2 hours.

Corporate/University/School scans are offered a larger discount. Please call 1300 788 870 or email info@miniclones.com for a revised quote.

Is the 3D scan harmful in any way?

No it is a completely safe and non-invasive scan process. We basically simultaneously take a lot of photos of you using a dome of cameras. It is a very quick and harmless process.

Are they edible?


If I break or lose my miniclone do I have to do a scan again?

No, we securely store your scanned data for up to 10 years. Refer the  Pricing & Sizes page for the cost of reprints.

How much does it cost?

Please refer to the Pricing & Sizes page.

Can I manipulate my clone to look slightly different than myself?

Yes, you can adjust your height, weight, hair colour, eye colour and base colour of your miniClone. This however will incur an additional charge, refer to the Pricing & Sizes page.

Can you scan families?

Yes. Scanning is done separately then modelled together. Clones can be printed together on the one resin plank or printed individually.

Can you scan babies or pets?

Yes we can. Because the scanning process takes literally 2 seconds, movement doesn't affect the scan.

How should I pose for my 3D image?

You can pose however you like. Be creative and have fun. Just keep in mind that 3D printed thin objects like bag straps or pointing fingers have a higher chance of breaking.

Are the 3D printed replicas fragile?

You should treat your miniClone with care as if it were porcelain art. Depending on how you posed and what you were wearing would depend on how fragile your miniClone is. Things like pointing finger, bag straps or dangling jewellery have a higher chance of breaking when dropped.

All miniClones are coated with a special material to better protect them and prolong their healthy look for a very long time. You should however keep them out of direct sun light and don't place them in potential wet areas.

Are there other material options for my print?

Yes you also have the option to print in plastic, ceramics, and even metals. If you would like a different material other than full colour sandstone, let us know on the day of the scan or via email.