Could 3D printing be the future of office supply stores? Staples, for one, has been dipping its toes in those rising waters, offering a limited selection of devices on its site. Office Depot's following suit, making the seemingly logical move of including the third dimension in its printing offering. The chain announced today that it's added 3D Systems' Cube and CubeX to its online store, selling the printers for $1,299 and $2,499, respectively. It's not quite a 3D printing kiosk in every store (who wouldn't want a personalized Star Trek figure while you wait?), but it's always nice to see a company looking to embrace emerging technology.
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The Cube(R) and The CubeX(TM) Are The First in a Line-Up of Groundbreaking 3D Printing Technology Products Available at Office Depot
Today, Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and printing services, is adding to its product and solutions portfolio by offering innovative 3D printer solutions from 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), including the Cube(R) and the CubeX(TM) 3D printers. These two state-of-the-art 3D printers and printing supplies are currently available on www.officedepot.com and www.business.officedepot.com.
Whether for small businesses, product designers or students, Cube 3D printers are an affordable 3D printing solution that puts customers just a click away from their imagination. These printers offer a new way to express personality by creating fully formed objects through advances in printing software and technology.
"Office Depot is excited to offer innovative products and print solutions like the Cube and CubeX 3D printers that harness the power and versatility of the latest printing technology for our customers," said George Hill, Office Depot's Senior Vice President of Copy and Print Depot. "We are already an established leader in 2D printing services and print product offerings. 3D printers are just the latest example of Office Depot's commitment to providing new and pioneering products and solutions that customers need to start, run and grow their business."
Cube 3D printers are ready to use right out of the box. Featuring Wi-Fi for a simple connection to other devices, they are compatible with Mac or Windows and come with 25 free 3D templates designed by professional artists, with additional templates available online. With ultra-portable designs, Cube 3D printers fit into the home, office or classroom.
Cube 3D Printer
The Cube 3D Printer is packed with user-friendly features, starting with its contemporary design and tablet-like touch screen. Print-ready and compact, it has 16 different color options, including two that glow in the dark, and prints objects up to 5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" in size. The Cube 3D printer is available at Office Depot for $1,299.
CubeX 3D Printer
The CubeX is the ultimate 3D printer for tech enthusiasts, serious hobbyists, educators and entrepreneurs; boasting the largest print volume in its category. It has 18 different color options, including two that glow in the dark, and prints objects in all sizes up to 10.8" x 10.45" x 9.5". Customers can purchase the CubeX at Office Depot starting at $2,499.
"We are thrilled to offer consumer and professional-grade technology like our family of Cube 3D printers at Office Depot so that everyone can now enjoy this latest generation of 3D printing," said Avi Reichental, 3D Systems' President and Chief Executive Officer. "Office Depot already has a robust offering of printing products and services, and with the addition of our 3D printers we can now expand our reach and bring businesses, schools and consumers access to this powerful new form of creativity and expression."