Staples will sell 3D printers

Photo included with the Staples press release.
Photo included with the Staples press release.

Staples Inc., the office supply giant, said Friday that it is the first major US retailer to announce the availability of 3D printers.

3D printing allows for the creation of shapes or objects using digital technology, and the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems is now available on Staples.com for $1299.99 and will be available in a limited number of Staples stores by the end of June, the Framingham-based company said in a press release.

The Cube 3D Printer features WiFi, is compatible with Mac or Windows, and comes with 25 free 3D templates designed by professional artists, with additional templates available online, Staples said in a press release. With its ultra portable design, the Cube fits easily in the office, classroom or living room, making it the perfect 3D printing device for designers, small businesses, students, and children.

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Mike Edwards, Staples executive vice president of merchandising, said, “Staples is known for carrying the latest technology and 3D printers are the most recent example of our commitment to offering every product your business needs to succeed.”