BotObjects is showing off its newly unveiled ProDesk3D, which they're billing as the first full-color desktop 3-D printer. That's kinda debatable (depends on what you consider "desktop"), but it could certainly be the prettiest 3-D printer out there.
While most desktop 3-D printers print monochromatic objects, the ProDesk3D uses a five-color ink cartridge system that mixes hues to designers' specifications, letting them create a colorful object out of the frequently used plastics that are 3-D printing go-tos: ABS, PVA, and PLA. Software for the printer will be included, and the company is touting ease of use as a major selling point:
Just like normal ink printers, there shouldn't be any complex or tricky set up, the ProDesk3D arrives out-of-box complete. Plug it into the mains, quick auto software download, insert your cartridges in seconds, and load up your 3D design and print it! Our industry leading proprietary Self Calibration Software talks to the ProDesk3D, understanding the composition of your uploaded 3D design, and while it auto-sets the printer, it also self calibrates the printer bed. No more tricky software set up!