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Introducing Fresh New Colors Now Available on Shapeways

We have researched color trends, asked the Shapeways community, leaked images on Shapeways Live, tested the colors in the streets of New York and finally it is time to release the fresh new colors on Shapeways.

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. 

Padfoot iPad Stand by Michiel Cornelissen


iPhone 4 Case by ChangIDesign


Rodin Pendant ByNatalia

(other sizes available)


Triangulated Cuff by Archetype Z Studio 
(other sizes available)


Bike Planter by Wearable Planter
(other sizes available)

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……. 

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