Polaroid focuses on US and Canada to market its 3D printers and pens
Polaroid has unveiled a new line of 3D printer and 3D pen products for the US and Canadian markets during the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
“Creativity has always been at the heart of our brand,” said Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. “For 80 years, we’ve given consumers the ability to express themselves and explore their own creativity, with the medium of instant photography top of mind. We couldn’t be more excited to now offer another dimension with our new line of 3D printers and pens. Whether it be artwork, prototypes, jewelry or models, we’re eagerly awaiting what our customers will create and just where their imaginations will take them.”
Users can control their Polaroid 3D printer via an iOS or Android app and track the printer’s progress with color-coded lights. The 3D printers have a printing layer resolution of 100 microns, and use 1.75 mm filament that can be changed during printing for bold and colorful designs. Additionally, all models in the line feature a child safety lock for extra security during the printing process.
The smallest of the three models, the Polaroid PLN1 3D printer has a print size of 4.7” x 4.7” x 4.7”, making it perfect at home, a small office and for 3D printer beginners. This easy‑to‑use model is available in four colors and at an affordable price point. Designed for the more advanced user, the Polaroid PLG1 3D printer has a print size of 8.6” x 8.6” x 8.6” and comes in matte black. The 3D printer includes a built-in camera to allow users to view progress and send images to a smartphone to share on social media. The Polaroid PLG1Pro includes all the features of the Polaroid PLG1 and is also specially configured with a dual printing head for dual color printed models.
The Polaroid line of 3D pens allows users to create detailed 3D models with ease. The pens feature an ergonomic design for a comfortable grip for any user and are perfect for fun family arts and craft projects. Polaroid 3D printing pens can use both popular PLA and ABS filament, while the built-in LCD display indicates the filament and temperature mode. An anti-jamming system with auto eject and variable speeds offer ease-of-use and better control and precision. The line features two models, the Polaroid DRW100 3D pen and the wireless Polaroid DRW101 3D pen. Both pens include 10 m of starter filament, while the wireless Polaroid DRW101 also features a built-in battery and charging stand. The Polaroid 3D printing pens are available in five colors.
The U.S. and Canadian Polaroid range of 3D printers and 3D pens is offered by coretechworld, an authorized Polaroid licensee. Polaroid 3D printer models will be available at retail outlets across the United States and Canada starting in July and Polaroid 3D pens and filament will be available in March. The printers have an expected MSRP between $499-$799 and the pens have an MSRP between $129-$149.