A Perfect Alliance between Nature and 3D Design


For almost two years, our clients have trusted us to turn their vision into reality. Our recent client GiftGreen, which offers easy-to-maintain plants and pots, approached us with the existing problems of regular (terracotta and plastic) pots. Considering today’s busy lifestyle, regular pots require a lot of time and attention as they are prone to fungal infection and need continuous supply of water to the plant.

With the help of our 3D printing technology, we were able to eliminate the existing problems and provide a feasible way to grow a plant at home or office.


3D design solution

Working on a more personal level with our client, we captured as much as information in conversations. This then became the basis of our design. Creating a hassle-free planter was our core objective.

Our basic design involved two separate pieces; the smaller piece (basket) that holds the plant fits perfectly into the bigger piece (reservoir) that acts as a water tank. The idea behind this was mainly to fulfill the “self-watering” needs.

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Pleasant planting method

Unlike conventional pots, 3D printed self-sustaining planters have the following benefits.


  • Convenient to use: A two-piece stackable planter minimizes the maintenance and care of the plant planted in it. You only need to fill water in the reservoir once in a while. A channel on the side of the planter makes it easy to pour water into the planter’s reservoir. The trapped water in the reservoir provides direct watering from below. After the water in the reservoir is over, the plant gets enough time to breath and, if needed, fresh water can be added again.
  • Healthy plant growth: Our final design involved small drainage holes at the bottom and all sides of the basket. This ensured that the plant is neither underwatered nor overwatered.
  • Customizable as per your liking: We embossed GiftGreen’s logo on the front of the planter to make it look much smarter. As we have already imagined more than one planter for more than one kind of user, we can design and 3D print your planters in different colors, shapes, and sizes.
  • Biodegradable plastic planters: Materials for 3D printing are derived from cornstarch. Other than being longlasting and lightweight, these planters tend to break down naturally over time.


Our extensive experience in 3D printing product design allowed us to successfully make a detailed design to minimize user maintenance. Unfortunately, till date, planting methods have not progressed much beyond the regular pots. However, printOmake continues to move on very well with great enthusiasm and dedication to provide innovative ways to make plant keeping ridiculously easy.

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