Full-Colour Professional 3D Printing Creates Opportunities For Businesses

Full-Colour Professional 3D Printing Creates Opportunities For Businesses

Jordi Drieman, 3D Application Specialist, Mimaki Europe, explains the importance of colour in 3D printing. 

With so many entrepreneurs, model-makers, and creatives happily working with 3D printers that either offer limited or no colour at all, why change this process?

The productivity and creative benefits of adding 3D printing to almost any model-making business are clear, but the cost and complexity of the process can often be a barrier.

When new innovations are made more accessible, some find it hard to understand why they need to change the way they are working. The fact is that full-colour professional 3D printing can enable a wealth of new ground-breaking revenue opportunities or simply add significant value to an existing business that currently 3D prints in one colour.

With the availability of a cost-effective, complete 3D printing solution, businesses and entrepreneurs should not be asking ‘why’ but ‘when’ can I incorporate incredible, accurate colour and shading to my 3D models and these are the reasons.

Colour can give you a competitive edge

For those producing intricate, detailed scale models, figurines, collectables or product prototypes, colour range and accuracy provides a clear differentiator for your business. Whether producing figures from the latest video game, a prototype for new perfume packaging, or scale models of a client’s yacht, finishing the model with hand painted colour and detail is time-consuming and expensive. Adding high-quality, full-colour 3D printing streamlines the process and still delivers a high-value model.

Colour can unleash creativity

Creatives, more often than not, use colour in their artwork and designs. To be able to 3D print their concepts in the colours they intended not only provides a quick and effective way of conveying a prototype concept to a client, for example, but allows designers and artists truly unlimited creativity. Printing on-brand colour prototypes also preserves brand integrity, even from the concept stage.

Colour can be critical

There are 3D applications where colour is crucial to ensuring a true representation of what is being printed.

Medical professionals, researchers or educational organisations using 3D printing to deliver anatomical models or even prosthetics that truly match skin tones, require exceptional colour fidelity.

With the launch of Mimaki’s complete and affordable 3D printing solution – comprising the Mimaki 3DUJ-2207, 3D Print prep Pro software and the 3DCS-322 post-processing unit – the end-to-end 3D printing process is now easier to implement and operate, making the dream of adding full colour 3D printing a reality.

Graphix Supply World
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Email: marketing@gsw.co.za
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