What Is 3D Printing?

3D printing allows you to print custom objects, including figures, prototypes, utensils, and more. It works by adding layers of thin material on top of each other to create your object.

Home 3D printing can be expensive, so our service offers a great value way to print your design.

What Is the Ryman 3D Printing Service?

Ryman offers one of the best 3D printing online. All you need to do is provide us with your .STL file and choose your material. We’ll take care of everything else!

You can choose from 6 high quality materials, including resin, which is perfect for 3D printing figurines. Once you’ve chosen and ordered, we’ll go to print within 1 day.

What can I 3D print?

Almost anything you like! 3D printing can create a range of objects in all kind of materials. You can print nearly any 3D object, including business prototypes, architecture designs, and even 3D printed action figures. All you need is a 3D design, formatted as a .STL file. Prices start from as little as £5.

The main difference between 2D printing and 3D printing is the file type that you can print from. Although a 2D printer will print from a range of document types, such as PDF, image files and text documents, a 3D printer can only print from a specific file type. .STL files contain a geometrical outline of an object without information on colour or texture.


Below you can find an introduction to our most popular materials. Depending on the 3D Print you require, different finishes, strengths and features of different materials will suit your needs. If you need something printed in a different material, or have questions regarding which one is best for you, please email us at: [email protected]


ABS is a plastic material that’s great for mechanical strength and early stage rough prototypes. ABS is a cost-effective material for initial prototyping applications, and with post-processing options it can offer better surface finish than PLA.


PLA is the most common and lowest cost 3D printing material with a large colour selection. It is unsuitable for high temperature applications. PLA is more brittle than ABS with a lower impact strength and elongation before break.


Nylon objects are printed from a fine polyamide powder, more commonly known as plastic. The material is both solid and flexible. Nylon is great for both experienced professionals and beginner designers because of its high precision and low cost.


UV-cured resin prints display fine details, sharp edges and a smooth finish. The colour availability is limited, but it is easily paintable and can also be printed as translucent or transparent.

Tough Resin (SLA)

Tough resin (SLA) has better stiffness and impact resistance than generic resin, and produces parts with improved mechanical properties. Its great for prototypes and complex designs.


Sandstone is the only material capable of full-colour 3D prints. It is perfect for figurines, life-like models, avatars, and other products that lend themselves to colourful, high-quality printing.

Using our service is easy!

3D printing with Ryman is an easy step by step process. Once you have your .STL file, and you have chosen your material, you can get started!

  • Decide on the material you want to print in
  • Submit your .STL file (a preview will be shown on successful upload)
  • Select your chosen material from the drop down list
  • Place your order!

If you have any issues with using the site, or you have any questions regarding how to get the result you want, please just get in touch with us at: [email protected].

Everything you need for work, home and learning

200 stores200 stores
200 Stores
Click & CollectClick & Collect
Click & Collect
Top BrandsTop Brands
Top Brands
Print & CopyingPrint & Copying
Print & Copying
DHL Service PointDHL Service Point
DHL Service Point
Western UnionWestern Union
Western Union