Staples Announces In-Store 3D Printing

December 4, 2012

3D Printing is popping up everywhere. Recently, Staples announced that you will soon be able to print your 3D projects in their store. The program, however, will initially have limited availability in the Netherlands and Belgium in the first quarter of 2013.

Mcor Technologies, a 3D printer manufacturer, is partnering with Staples to roll out this new service called “Staples Easy 3D”. It allows customers to upload their designs to the Staples website and either pick up the printed objects in the store or have them shipped.

3D Printer in Staples

Mcor Iris Printer (photo from

The Iris printers, which will be used in the stores, generate objects using reams of paper that are cut and printed while being stacked and glued together. The printers have the ability to add photorealistic coloring, something that a lot of plastic printers can’t yet achieve.

Staples 3D Printer

Example of Iris 3D Capabilities (photo from

While U.S. customers can’t take advantage of the new service just yet, Mcor promised that Staples Easy 3D will be rolled out to other countries following the first-quarter release in the two European locations. You can read more about the program here.

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