Mcor just announced a full-color desktop 3D printer at CES 2016. As it’s bigger brother Iris HD, it uses paper, blades, a special binder and a printhead to create full-color objects.
If you’re into 3D printing, you’ve probably heard from Mcor and their paper printers.
The company was founded by two brothers in 2005 in Ireland. Mcor has two other printers on the market. The Iris HD and Matrix 300+ aim mainly at professionals. These 3D printers use paper, “glue” and a printhead to create colored 3D printed models. The results are stunning and very sturdy. But: Mcor’s line of 3D printers cost between $36,400 and $47,600… until now.
At CES 2016, Mcor announced the world’s first full-color desktop 3D printer, the “Arke”. The price will be $5,995.
Naturally, the specifications differ vastly from any regular consumer printer.
If you just look at the price, the Mcor Arke is an expensive 3D printer. For the price, you get two consumer grade 3D printers like the Ultimaker, Zortrax or Makerbot Replicator. But they can only print in 2 colors maximum. If you need full-color prints on a regular basis and don’t want to order them through a 3D printing service, this could be the 3D printer you’ve been waiting for.
We haven’t seen the Mcor Arke in action – but the company has a lot of expertise to offer, so they probably solved most of the common problems. All in all, the Arke could become the world’s first full-color, reliable, safe, customizable and low-cost desktop 3D printer.
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