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Black is the New Black


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Is it still being dyed, or is it now using black nylon dust to start with?
#1 Todd Blatt (Homepage) on 2012-01-18 21:18 (Reply)
Todd it is still using a dying process for now.

We will let everyone know if we start using an entirely different coloring process
#1.1 Duann on 2012-01-19 03:49 (Reply)
Is it my monitor? Should I stop working so late? The image looks more like green versus grey over here... but I trust you know what you're doing, keep it up. Blacker black sounds good.
#2 michiel cornelissen (Homepage) on 2012-01-18 21:38 (Reply)
ah, fixed, I had the post apocalyptic filter on.

Cheers
#2.1 Duann on 2012-01-18 22:06 (Reply)
I would really like to see a few different flesh color options so we could make action figure or doll heads. I would think there would be a lot of people interested in that.
#3 Lincoln (Homepage) on 2012-01-18 22:13 (Reply)
Maybe, have you suggested it on User Voice?
#3.1 Duann on 2012-01-19 03:46 (Reply)
Can we have orange? We would like orange so much! We will let you guys know what we think of the new black, its hard to tell off the screen.
#4 Curve Creative (Homepage) on 2012-01-18 23:46 (Reply)
Orange huh?
Give it a vote on User Voice and see if others are interested.

The black is difficult to compare in a photograph, but if I put against a white background it looks REALLY black...

Thanks
#4.1 Duann on 2012-01-19 03:48 (Reply)
I've had some issues with the black dye from my iPad wraps staining Apple's Smart Cover (when it's in the lighter colors).

So I would really push for the pigmented nylon powder for black at least.

But blacker black is better. Also what about that purple grey? I'd scrap the current color offerings and bring back summer blue, Halloween orange, and that bright green you had before. A nice magenta would be good too.
#5 jeff (Homepage) on 2012-01-19 14:46 (Reply)
We are doing a lot of work into colors. The next batch will be permanent, we found a great red (it's a bit red-orange) that might suit your needs. We're also doing dives into industry trends for what has been selling well to make sure we get the best colors for you guys. We are thinking of these colors: Red-red (more on the orange side than the current red, which is on a more pink side), lighter blue, and a deep magenta-pink. These colors have been popping up a lot in tech gadgets and jewelry design and we think they might inspire more awesome 3D printed goodness.

What do you guys think?
#6 nancyliang on 2012-01-19 15:07 (Reply)
sounds good Nancy. If you added anymore I'd like to have a bright lime green, but those 3 as permanent colors will be good.
#6.1 jeff on 2012-01-19 15:26 (Reply)
How light would the lighter blue be? I'm working on some two-player games, and I like to have two colors that contrast but work together, like the current red and indigo (I was thinking of black and white, but I expect white would soil too easily for pieces that are handled a lot).
#6.2 Anonymous on 2012-01-19 15:36 (Reply)

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