Staples to Carry Cube 3D Printer
Posted on May 3, 2013
Staples is the first major U.S. retailer to carry 3D printers. The company has started carrying the Cube 3D Printer. The printer costs $1299.99. Staples is already selling the printer here on staples.com and plans to offer in stores by the end of June. The printer comes with 25 free 3D templates designed by professional artists, with additional templates available online.
Mike Edwards, Staples executive vice president, merchandising, said in a statement, "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. 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."
The Cube 3D can print items up to 5.5-inch x 5.5-inch x 5.5-inch, using material cartridges in 16 different colors. ABS and PLA plastic cartridge refill are needed to continue using the Cube 3D printer. The cost of 3D printers is likely to plunge in the coming years as they go mass market. As with ink cartridges and regular printers, it will likely eventually be the plastic refill cartridges that end up costing consumer the most when it comes to using 3D printers.