One of the top questions we get from prospective customers looking to get into the 3D printing business to sell 3D printed portraits is how to price their products to ensure they run a profitable 3D printing business. It’s a tricky question since the answer is going to vary based on your local market, business model and who your core customers are. In this post we’re going to do our best to breakdown all of the main factors you need to consider when setting up your business and setting retail prices to ensure profitability. Here is what we’ll go over:
Major changes are afoot in the color 3D printing market with multiple new technologies expected to become widely available this year. A quick rundown on everything that is happening: HP is expected to launch their new color 3D printer; the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full-color 3D printer is expected to become more widely available; and additional software updates are expected to come to the Stratasys J750 color 3D printer that will help enhance color quality. In this post we’ll go over how each of these color 3D printers work, show sample 3D prints and discuss where each fits into the broader market compared to one another. Here is quick summary:
For any 3D printing business looking to adopt full-color 3D printing, now is definitely a time to pay attention to all of the new 3D printing technologies on the horizon. The 2 main companies to watch in the full-color printing space right now are Mimaki and HP. For this particular post, we are going to focus on everything you need to know about the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full-color 3D printer. We'll go into more detail about the HP Jet Fusion 500/300 full-color 3D printer in another post. Here is a quick outline of what we will be covering:
3 Spooky Marketing Tactics to Boost Halloween 3D Portrait Sales
Halloween is right around the corner, and one of the coolest things to do apart from attending Halloween-themed parties or trick-or-treating is getting dressed in a spooky and crazy costume. There are a plethora of options from superhero to pirate outfits to choose from. This year, pop culture inspired costumes that are in trend. With Pennywise the Clown from the horror movie topping the list to Belle and Beast from Beauty and the Beast, and we can’t forget Game of Thrones. The finale season itself smashed all HBO records with 16.5 million views according to Nielsen data. We are surely going to see many Game of Thrones inspired costumes.
McKinsey, a worldwide management consulting firm, predicts that additive manufacturing could have an economic impact of $550 billion annually by 2025. 3D printing has always been seen as a solution to the complicated process of taking a product from design to finished product, but has never fully caught on- until now. The latest round of 3D printing technology is changing this by doing more to shorten the prototyping and manufacturing stages for bringing a product to market.
We are extremely excited to announce the launch of TwinProtect and HD Retouching for all of our customers. Over the last few months we've been conducting a beta program to test the new features among a select group of customers, who use our full body 3D scanners to make 3D portraits. A quick primer on the new features:
When people look at starting a 3D printed figurine business they often wonder why almost all companies use the Projet 660 even though there are other full-color 3D printers on the market. Other full-color 3D printers that people typically come across are the Mcor Iris, Mcor Arke, or the 3D Pandoras. While each of these other printer can produce full-color 3D prints, the Projet 660 is the only printer that can produce high enough resolution 3D printed figurines in a consistent enough fashion that satisfy most end consumers. Here is a quick comparison of how quality and reliability compare with the Projet 660 and the other full-color 3D printers: