We have updated our old red dyed flexible with a more contemporary red with a slightly orange hue and replaced the Indigo with a bright vibrant purple. Tt is hard for the photographs to do justice to these eye popping colors as they are both incredibly rich colors that everyone oohed and aahed over when we tested them 'in the field'.
Take a look at the images below to see how the colors look on different geometries.
These colors are available as a three month trial, after which we will retain them along with Black Strong and Flexible if they prove popular, pricing will remain the same ($1.75 + $1.75/cc).
In the past we have automatically added new colors to shop owners product pages which has caused some problems for some of you so for this launch, and for now on you will need to opt in to the new colors.
This means for you and your customers to purchase your designs in the new colors you will need to edit you product page, select the new colors and add your mark-up. This holds for both the new purple and the new red as we do not want you to confuse the new colors.
You may also want to take this time to spring clean your shops and take down images of the old colors.
We do really hope you love these new colors as much as we do so that they can become a permanent part of the Shapeways rainbow of color 3D printing.
Let us know what you think of the new colors, what will you make first, what colors would you like to see next?
We are already testing some fantastic colors we are tweaking to perfection.......
"Color is a toy; let's play with it." (Kitty Bitty)
The new colors look great well done. It s also great to hear that there are a few more colors in the works that you are still tweaking. I was very hopeful that the new colors would reflect those colors shown on the clock in the earlier blog - I waited up till 3am (Australia time) to see the new colors and was a little disappointed .
As for new colors check out 'Kitty Bitty - Ongoing Project: 99 rainbows'. manicured photos on flickr - there are some colors I would like to see. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36513904@N05/sets/72157625166783195/
Working on a blue. Green is in the pipeline as well but after the blue.
As for the squishy, we are getting closer and closer. Since this is a new material (for the entire industry) it's taking some time to tweak just right. When we launch we want to make sure we deliver quality squishiness to you guys.
The colours look nice but it is a shame that there are only two of them. Is there a technical reason other colours can't be used in 3D printing? Hopefully a full range of colours will be available eventually.