To make room for the fresh new colors we are introducing to Shapeways we are going to be retiring the less popular colors currently available for your 3D prints. As of April the 4th we will stop taking orders for Winter Red, Dark Grey and Indigo and introducing a palette beautiful new colors.
We are super excited to be introducing the new colors as part of our efforts to help you make beautiful products but wanted to make sure you have a last chance to order any prints in the existing colors before we make the change and launch new colors on April 4th at 12:00 noon EST.
The colors we introduce on Wednesday April the 4th will be for a trial period, then if they prove popular we will add them to our Black Strong & Flexible as permanent colors.
Get ready for some fresh new colors that will make your 3D prints POP......
It's great that the bland reds and indigo are being replaced, but what is the replacment for grey?? I need a neutral tone as a 'primer' for painting, and while dark grey wasn't ideal, it was much better than white.
I liked the beautiful indigo, very contrasted and perfect for more accurate details, visually.
I would like in the replacement set a new contrasted color, and I would love one approaching the famous International Klein Blue: RVB 0,47,167
What??? I am just gearing up and I need a gray in WSF (0.8mm walls, and I don't want the metallic specs of alumide). I'd prefer a little lighter and bluer than the gray you have but that gray is better no gray at all.
I am also very sorry to see gray go. Although quite reddish and dark it was still better than the other colours for "technical" looking prints. Alumide looks great but is a tad too stiff for my needs and the 1.5mm min wall is a deal breaker.
As for the replacements... well... not my cup of tea, really. Good thing you're keeping black.
Thanks for all your awesome suggestions!!! The colors should be officially rolled out now. Please check your shops!
Also, we hope that Alumide can satisfy some of the needs for grey. The old grey we had was not too consistent and some parts would show up very lavender, out of all the shopowners I polled grey was also the least popular (and even actually got requests to remove it!).
With regards to using Alumide as a substitute, yes we are working on getting the minimum wall down for you guys! Also working on some cool finishing options with Alumide which should help out as well.