Earlier this year, Mcor Technologies announced that its Mcor IRIS 3D printer included the International Color Consortium (ICC) profile, ensuring that colors specified in a design will be exactly what the designer wants, rather than a close approximation.
Now Mcor announced that it has enhanced the printer and color processes to offer even sharper colors. This development comes about through increased color edge definition. Along with that improvement, the printer delivers better color quality on thin-walled models and uses 10% less ink in all color printing modes, which reduces operating costs.
This Mcor 3D printer is part of the company’s aggressive color strategy. The International Color Consortium (ICC) profile ensures that the 3D printer will precisely produce industry standard colors as presented in a photographer’s, engineer’s or designer’s photograph, CAD model, scan or illustration. Without the ICC profile, 3D printers translate incoming colors to machine-specific ones, introducing unintended changes in the 3D printed color along the way.
The Mcor IRIS prints in more than one million colors simultaneously, rendering color as rich, vibrant and complex as it appears on a computer screen. The patented ink is specially formulated to penetrate paper for rich, consistent color fidelity. When sheets of paper are bound together in the 3D printing process, the resulting model feels like wood because it essentially is wood.
“The Holy Grail in 3D printing is the ability to print in full color,” said Oscar Pakasi, managing director and founder of MyEasy3D.com, an e-commerce platform for 3D printing services. “Many 3D printing companies claim to print in full color but print a limited number of colors or produce inaccurate or muddy colors. One of the great advantages of Mcor’s technology – applying ink intended for paper onto paper – is the realistic look of the models and the beauty of the result.”
Noted Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies Ltd., “Our commitment is to exceed the expectations of people who experience our color models and to make them see the real value in adding color.”