- Mcor's low-cost, full-colour, paper-based 3D printers enable Staples to make 3D printing accessible to everyone
DUNLEER, Ireland, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mcor Technologies Ltd, manufacturer of the only line of desktop paper 3D printers in the world today announced that its IRIS full-colour 3D printers will be used exclusively in Staples' first "Experience Centre" that has just opened at the Staples Office Centre in Almere, The Netherlands.
The Staples Experience Centre provides a hands-on 3D printing experience where consumers can learn all about 3D printing. Visitors will be able to interact with Mcor 3D printers, 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 Mcor 3D printing technology, including Staples online 3D printing service, "Easy 3D," announced late last year.
Mcor's low-cost, 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.
"Staples is the leading provider of office supplies and office solutions and 3D printing is a logical extension of those solutions for our customers," said Oscar Pakasi, Business Development Director of Staples Printing Systems Division that is responsible for the development and design of the Staples Easy 3D online platform. "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."
"This is historic – it's the first time a major mainstream retailer has provided 3D printing to the public," said Mcor Technologies co-founder and CEO Dr. Conor MacCormack. "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. 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."
About Mcor Technologies Ltd
Mcor Technologies Ltd is an innovative manufacturer of the world's most affordable, full-colour and eco-friendly 3D printers. They are the only 3D printers to use ordinary business-letter paper as the build material, a choice that renders durable, stable and tactile models. Established in 2004 with a talented team of specialists in the area of 3D printing, software and CAD/CAM, Mcor's vision is to make 3D printing more accessible to everyone. The company operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the UK and America. www.mcortechnologies.com.
SOURCE Mcor Technologies Ltd