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3D colour image reproduction framework is developed for the automated 3D printing of facial prostheses. The first step involves 3D scanning of the face. The system captures both 3D topography and colour information of the scanned surface in controlled illumination and viewing settings. The resulting mesh data from the scanner often has errors in geometry and colour and therefore requires further editing before it can be sent to the printer. Using a combination of software suites, the raw scanned data can be modified by removing noisy polygons, along with colour adjustment of areas with specular highlights or other inaccuracies. In order to add realism, the next step involves the addition of fine texture (e.g. pores, wrinkles) over the 3D mesh using high field mapping. Finally, thickness is added to the mesh data in order to get a solid printable model.