Mcor Technologies, manufacturer of the only line of desktop paper-based 3D printers in the world, is proud to announce that Staples' new 3D printing service is now live.
Staples myeasy3D is available online via the Staples Office Centre, allowing consumers, architects, educators, students, product designers and healthcare professionals low-cost, durable, colourful, photorealistic 3D-printed products from Staples stores.
All customers have to do is upload their digital files to the Staples Office Centre and collect their finished prototypes from their local Staples store - or have the item shipped to their home or office.
Staples produces these models using the Mcor IRIS - a 3D printer with the highest colour capability in the industry and lowest operating cost of any commercial-class 3D printer.
President of the Staples Printing Systems Division in Europe Wouter Van Dijk stated: "Given our market leadership in commercial print, why would we ever stop at two dimensions? Customised parts, prototypes, art objects, architectural models, medical models and 3D maps are items customers need today, in a more affordable and more accessible manner. Mcor will help us to keep prices low, quality high and colour brilliant as we meet the demand."
Mcor co-founder and CEO Dr Conor MacCormack commented: "Although 3D printing is evolving on a similar path to 2D printing, there are no safe, full-colour, low-cost, high-quality 3D printers available on the market today that are suitable for true consumer in-home use. Until that time, consumers will look to service bureaus.
"Staples is uniquely positioned to become the top service bureau to the world and we will help them deliver highest quality and value. Staples myeasy3D is a breakthrough service in innovation and access for consumers and businesses alike."
Business Development Director at Staples Printing Systems Oscar Pakasi is responsible for developing the concept and the design of the Staples myeasy3D print service platform and said the platform is currently available in the Netherlands and will be further enhanced with customisation apps and designer support systems in the months to come.
Mcor IRIS full-colour 3D printers also power Staples’ First 3D Printing Experience Centre in the Staples Office Centre in Almere, The Netherlands. The Staples Experience Centre provides a hands-on 3D printing experience where consumers learn all about 3D printing. Visitors interact with Mcor 3D printers, examine full-colour, paper 3D printed models, as well as attend 3D printing presentations and workshops.