So this is ridiculously good, but is it vaporware?



The supposed 'full color' filament 3D printer called the 'da Vinci Color' uses something similar to an inkjet to be able to print out in full colour from white filament.


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The da Vinci Color is XYZprinting's first FFF desktop 3D printer with true color technology achieved through the combination of inkjet and 3D printing technology, there are worldwide 40 patents pending.By using CMYK inkjet technology, droplets of ink attach itself to the color-absorbing PLA filament, allowing the da Vinci Color to create prints of various colors by combining the droplets of ink on the filament. The da Vinci Color was designed with consumer accessibility, creativity and ease-of-use in mind.


Apparently it's not available to buy yet, and is available to pre-order for €3,599. However, they've apparently been giving out the 3D printer to testers, as this post on Reddit shows. Well, the results are nothing short of awesome.




{gallery} 3D Printer Color Filament


PRINTING IN PROGRESS: Colours coming out well

IT HAS EYES: Yes its the rear of the model

SHARP POINTY TEETH: Does well with overhangs


FULL PRINT: Then the front of it

FULL FRONTAL: A good resolution print overall


As you can see, the print came out ridiculously well, I haven't seen prints this good out of most single colour printers, and the fact that it's in full colour is crazy.



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