Staples, the world's largest office products company and second largest e-commerce company, has become the the first major U.S. retailer to sell 3D printers.
Annouced today the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems, is available on Staples.com for $1299.99 and will be available in a limited number of Staples stores by the end of June.
The fully assembled Cube 3D Printer can print items up to 5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" and features Wi-Fi, is compatible with Mac or Windows, and comes with 25 free 3D templates.
"Staples is excited to bring the power of 3D printing to our customers, by being the first major U.S. retailer to announce the availability of this innovative technology that lets you create fully formed objects in your home or small business," said Mike Edwards, Staples executive vice president, merchandising.
End of last month Staples opened its first 3D Experience Centre in Almere, The Netherlands which provides a hands-on 3D printing experience where consumers can learn all about 3D printing. Mcor's IRIS full-colour 3D printers are used in Staples' first "Experience Centre" and visitors are able to examine full-colour, paper 3D printed models, as well as attend 3D printing presentations and workshops.
The Experience Centre is an important first step in the complete 3D printing service that the global office retail giant will offer using 3D printing technology, including Staples online 3D printing service, "Easy 3D," announced late last year.
"Staples is known for carrying the latest technology and 3D printers are the most recent example of our commitment to offering every product your business needs to succeed." said Edwards.
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JD90 wrote at 5/3/2013 4:51:52 PM:
It's kind of tempting, but their cartridges are extremely expensive. Filament is costly enough as it is, $50 for 2.2lb (1 kg) some places, Cube 3D cartridges are $50 for 1lb.