XYZprinting, the Taiwanese manufacturers of the da Vinci range of desktop 3D printers, has unveiled a new full-color 3D printer, the da Vinci Color mini.
Designed to produce realistic prototypes, this consumer-oriented 3D printer uses Color Jet Printing (CJP) technology, which combines inkjet printing with the fused filament fabrication (FFF), to create a range of colorful prints that allow designers to vividly envision their final product without having to paint it.
“Desktop full-color 3D printing is here,” said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting. “Now, consumers can purchase an easy-to-operate, affordable, compact full-color 3D printer for $30,000 less than market rate.”
“This is revolutionary because we are giving the public access to technology that was once only available to industry professionals.”
Color 3D printing for a lower price tag
XYZprinting, launched the da Vinci Color Mini’s predecessor, the da Vinci Color 3D printer, in 2016 Now, with STEM students, film model makers, and toymakers in mind, XYZprinting have created a smaller, more convenient, user-friendly 3D printer.
The da Vinci Color mini includes a hands-free auto calibration, an EZ removable print bed, WiFi connectivity, and a 5-inch color LCD screen. Its “full-color” 3D printing abilities reportedly provides over 15 million color combinations from new 3-in-1 CMY ink cartridges. Using its 3DColorJet technology, the da Vinci Color mini mixes and spreads droplets of colored ink from printer ink cartridges between designated layers of PLA, creating a multi-colored 3D printed model.
An upgradable laser engraving function for wood, leather, and more materials and mono-color 3D printing in PLA, PETG, and Tough PLA have also been added to the printer.
With lighter hardware and automated settings, XYZprinting believe that the da Vinci Color mini is best suited for “small business owners seeking cost-effective solutions or starting their own full 3D printing businesses; educators interested in incorporating full color 3D printing into classrooms and curriculums; fans and collectors who love geek culture; and day-to-day consumers.”
Technical specifications and Pricing
|Build volume:||5.1” x 5.1” x 5.1”|
|Printing software:||XYZ maker|
|Layer resolution:||100-400 microns|
|Materials:||3D Color inkjet PLA, PLA, PETG|
|Print bed:||Ez removable metal|
|User interface:||5” LCD touch panel|
|Ink type:||3-in-1 CMY ink cartridge|
The da Vinci Color mini retails for a price of $1599.95. Early adopters of XYZprinting’sIndiegogo campaign can pre-order the da Vinci Color printer for $999.95. The 3D printer is set to ship to backers in October.
XYZprinting’s da Vinci Color mini will also be on display at IFA 2018, August 31 – September 5, at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, in Berlin, Germany.
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Featured image shows the Da Vinci Color Mini. Photo via XYZprinting.