Our Clan MacPherson crest bears the clan motto “Touch not the cat but a glove“, a reverence to the fierce reputation of wildcats. Clan MacPherson is part of the Clan Chattan federation – many of the federation’s clans use a wildcat as their symbol.
The clan crest within a belt design can be worn by anyone associating themselves with the clan.
Our range of large format Scottish Clan Crests would be ideal to mount in a frame, perhaps with a tartan backing.
What you get
Purchasing this item will take you to a download page for you to retrieve the model file. The ZIP file contains an .STL file with the 3d model. The .STL format is very widely used in the 3d printing industry. In the unlikely event that you need a different format, we will happily do the conversion for you.
You will need some software and access to a 3d printer to make use of the file.
If you have your own 3d printer, you are all set. Please note that you will need to pay additional fees to a printing facility to print the model for you.
As an added bonus, we are including a pack of scrolls that can be customized with your own text and printed out to compliment the plaque. There are six scroll styles to choose from. You get the Blender source file with full instructions to get you going in Blender, as well as each scroll style in .STL format for you to use with whatever 3d software you like.
The plaque is 10.3cm (4″) wide x 13cm (5″) tall and 1.9cm (0.75″) front to back.
This item can be scaled to whatever size is needed, the maximum size is only restricted by the build area of your 3d printer. You can always split it into sections to go bigger. We have tested similar designs down to 35% of the original size (of the large plaque) with a 0.4mm print nozzle. The lettering still printed well at this size. Smaller than 35% may risk losing definition on the lettering.
We recommend printing using a high-quality setting.
Due to the large base area, it is essential to start with a level build-plate.
If you have a heated build-plate, set the minimum temperature needed to get good adhesion for the first layer. When printing in PLA, we turn our build-plate heater off after layer 2, which avoids warping for the remainder of the print.
The model file provided is solid, i.e. not hollow. This assumes you will be printing on a fused filament printer where you set the percentage infill you want in your software.
For some ideas on post-processing, see our post on creating metallic paint effects.
- The model files are provided for your personal use and may not be shared with others, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without prior permission from Celtic3d.
- You must not make the file available for download or share it with anyone other than to facilitate the printing of physical items for delivery to you.
- You must not allow the file to be hosted on any 3d printing marketplace for the purposes of allowing others to purchase copies of the files or of physical objects derived from the files.
- You are permitted to upload or transmit the files to 3d printing services for the purpose of creating prints for your own use.
- You are free to edit and make modifications to the files.
- You are free to make as many physical prints from the files as you like.
- There are no restrictions on use or selling the physical printed items produced from these files.MacPherson