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The Experience Centre - which has just opened at the Staples Office Centre in the Almere - will exclusively use Mcor's machines to provide a hands-on opportunity for consumers to learn all about the process of 3D printing.
Visitors will be able to interact with Mcor 3D printers, examine full-colour, paper 3D printed models and attend 3D printing presentations and workshops at the centre.
Business Development Director of Staples' Printing Systems Division Oscar Pakasi commented: "Staples is the leading provider of office supplies and office solutions and 3D printing is a logical extension of those solutions for our customers."
"An accessible 3D printing Experience Centre where everyone can become acquainted with this new service is the first step in offering a complete 3D printing solution. The Experience Centre, combined with our new Staples Easy 3D online service, will provide everyone access to lifelike, photorealistic 3D-printed products at an affordable price."
Staples claims its Experience Centre is the final jigsaw puzzle piece in its aims for offering a complete 3D printing service, which the global office retail giant will provide using Mcor 3D printing technology and Staples' online 3D printing service Easy 3D, launched late last year.
Mcor's cost-effective, full-colour paper 3D printing technology transforms sheets of standard A4 and letter business paper into solid, photorealistic physical models, and enables Staples to provide easy and affordable access to 3D printing for everyone.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Mcor Dr Conor MacCormack describled the news as "historic".
"It's the first time a major mainstream retailer has provided 3D printing to the public. Staples' Easy 3D and the Experience Centre, both using Mcor 3D printers, is a perfect way to introduce the world to the magic of 3D printing, the beauty of true colour, photorealistic models, and the sustainability of the paper-based medium," he added.
"I believe that this is the first step in defining a new era in 3D printing whereby the Mcor 3D paper technology will be the solution of choice to provide affordable, full-colour and eco-friendly 3D printed objects to everyone."