Office Depot First U.S. Office Supply Store to Announce in-Store Customer Experience of the Cube® 3D Printer
Denver is First City in Planned Nationwide Rollout to Experience 3D Printing With Hands-on Exposure to the Latest Technology
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Office Depot, Inc. (NYS: ODP) , a leading global provider of office supplies and printing services, expands the online availability of Cube and CubeX™ 3D printers by conducting an in-store pilot program in its downtown Denver location (1585 Wynkoop St.). The program includes a hands-on customer experience that is designed to help the Company better understand how it can more effectively provide 3D printing solutions nationwide.
Denver shoppers will be able to experience 3D printing, including a live Cube printing demonstration and the ability to purchase the product in store -- a first for any office supply store.
According to recent data1 (Wohlers Report 2013), 3D printing has seen 27 percent growth over the past three years, and is predicted to reach $3.1 billion by 2016 and $5.2 billion by 2020. As an established leader in 2D print products, Office Depot is responding to its commitment by bringing new and pioneering products and services to businesses, artists and hobbyists.
Now through early November, Office Depot's Denver store associates will provide a full demonstration of the Cube's innovative 3D printing capabilities while customers witness the technology that allows creativity to be reimagined firsthand. This downtown location is the first of Office Depot's new format stores where consumers are invited to have a hands-on experience with the technology before making a purchase. In this scenario, customers can select and walk away with one of the 25 sample objects designed by professional artists.
"Denver is rich with small businesses, product designers and students interested in designing, printing and manufacturing three-dimensional objects," said George Hill, Office Depot's Senior Vice President of Copy and Print Depot. "At Office Depot, we know seeing is believing and we're excited to bring the 3D printing experience to Denver."
To support the launch, Office Depot will be giving away one Cube 3D printer (a $1,299 value). Simply enter the drawing in the Office Depot Wynkoop location between now and November 10. A recipient will be selected on November 10.*
Cube 3D printers are ready to use right out of the box. Featuring Wi-Fi for a simple connection to other devices, they are compatible with Mac or Windows and come with 25 free 3D templates designed by professional artists, with additional templates available online. With ultra-portable designs, Cube 3D printers fit into the home, office or classroom.
Cube 3D Printer
The Cube 3D Printer is packed with user-friendly features, starting with its contemporary design and tablet-like touch screen. Print-ready and compact, it has 16 different color options, including two that glow in the dark, and prints objects up to 5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" in size. The Cube 3D printer is available at Office Depot for $1,299.
CubeX 3D Printer
The CubeX is the ultimate 3D printer for tech enthusiasts, serious hobbyists, educators and entrepreneurs, boasting the largest print volume in its category. It has 18 different color options, including two that glow in the dark, and prints objects in all sizes up to 10.8" x 10.45" x 9.5". Customers can purchase the CubeX at Office Depot starting at $2,499.
Click here for a consumer experience video of the Cube 3D printer in action.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in the state where they reside. Void where prohibited. Visit the Office Depot Wynkoop Street store for Official Rules and Regulations or write Sponsor: Office Depot, Inc., 6600 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33495 [Mail Code S474].
About Office Depot
Office Depot provides core office supplies, the latest technology, school essentials, copy & print services, cleaning & breakroom products, and furniture to consumers, teachers and businesses of all sizes through 1,614 worldwide retail stores, global e-commerce operations, a dedicated sales force, an inside sales organization, and top-rated catalogs. The Company has annual sales of approximately $10.7 billion, employs about 38,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries around the world.
Office Depot's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading global provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD modeling, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing and manufacturing new products. 3D Systems products and services are used to rapidly design, communicate, prototype or produce real functional parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence. More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.
1 Wohlers Report 2013; http://wohlersassociates.com/press59.html
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