Here marks the beginning of the future; the time when a 3D printer is found in every household begins now. Announced Friday, Staples, the world’s largest office products company and second largest e-commerce company, has announced the availability of The Cube 3D Printer from their online store.
It boasts ‘right out of the box’ usability and is packaged with 25 free 3D templates, though of course it is not limited to printing just those. Plus, additional templates are available online from the manufacturer 3D Systems.
“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. “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.”Staples has the printer available in silver, white, magenta, green and blue. It’ll work with Windows or Mac systems, using it’s included Cube software.
Priced at a miserly $1,299.99, the Wi-Fi printer is capable of printing objects up to 5.5-inches by 5.5-inches by 5.5-inches in size. They offer filament cartridges in sixteen different colors including: “metallic silver, glow in the dark and vibrant and neutral colors.” Each cartridge is listed at $49.99 each from the retailer.
A limited number of Staples retail locations will welcome the printer by the end of June, so until then hit up Staples.com.