XYZPrinting, developer of the da Vinci line of 3D products, has announced the launch of a new full-color 3D printer. Aptly named, the da Vinci Color is capable of 3D printing 16 million shades from the CMYK color profile, all from your desktop.
Full color 3D printing
The da Vinci Color is the world’s first full color 3D printer to use XYZ’s 3DColorJet technology.
3DColorJet is essentially a combination of inkjet printing and fused filament fabrication (FFF). Between layers of PLA, the 3D printer mixes and fires droplets of colored ink.
The advantage of this is that the technology can make full use of existing printer ink cartridges that have been available since the early 1990s, instead of trying to formulate a new way of combining plastic that in essence, does not blend.
In addition to a build volume of 19.8 cm x 19.8 cm x 14.9 cm, the 3D printer is installed with a number of features that have become standard for XYZprinting.
These include hands free auto calibration, the EZ-removable print bed, auto loading filament and a non-toxic filtration system.
For designers, small business owners and more
By delivering color, one of the most desired features of 3D printing, XYZ are hoping to target the market for designers, architects, small business owners, schools and makers with the da Vinci Color.
Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting comments, “With its 3DColorJet technology, the da Vinci Color is a breakthrough in 3D printing technology as it provides full color spectrum accuracy at an afford able, small business-friendly price, that is unmatched by any other color 3D printer in the market.”
“Just as we did with the da Vinci 1.0 in 2014, the da Vinci Color is poised to change the 3D printing industry again and allow you to turn your creativity into color 3D.”
The da Vinci Color is available for preorder now exclusively through the company’s e-store, priced at $2,999.95.
An exhibition of the machine can be viewed at industrial tech show IFA 2017 in Berlin, from September 1 through September 6.
Full technical specifications
Build Size – 7.9 in x 7.9 in x 5.9 in (19.8 cm x 19.8 cm x 14.9 cm)
Layer Resolution (Z) – 100~400 microns (0.1 mm ~ 0.4 mm)
Complete Full Color – 16 million shades
Print Speed – Average: 30~60 mm/sec Max: 120mm/sec
Host software – XYZmaker
Operating System – Mac OS x 10.10 & above, Windows 7/8/10, (64bit) Linux 14.04/16.04
Hands Free Auto Calibration – Yes
EZ-Removable Print bed – Yes
Auto Loading Filament – Yes
Extruder diameter – 0.4mm
Control interface – 5 inch color touch LCD
Connectivity – USB 2.0, Wi-Fi
Electrical – 100-240 V, 50-60 HZ
Operation Temperature – 60 F ~ 90F (15 ~32 C)
Unit Dimensions – 21.1 in x 22.8 in x 25.7 in (53.6 cm x 57.9 cm x 65.3 cm)
Weight (unit only) – 71 lbs (32.3 kg)
Ink and Material Specifications
Printing Material – 3D Color-inkjet PLA, PLA, Tough PLA (Q4 2017), PETG, Color PLA
Price – $35 USD per 600g Spool
Ink Type – CMYK 4-Color Ink Cartridge (40ml each color cartridge)
Ink Cartridge Price – $65 USD / color cartridge
Storage Temperature – 60 F ~ 95F (15 ~35 C) for Ink Cartridge, 32 F ~ 100F (0 ~38 C) for Filament
Featured image: the da Vinci Color 3D printer, via XYZPrinting