The Iris color 3D printer from Mcor Technologies Ltd. is designed to print realistic 3D objects from standard, letter/A4-size paper, and it can do so in more than 1 million different hues simultaneously.
The printer delivers the company’s patented ink, which permeates the entire part, not just the surface. According to Mcor, it can print on all surfaces, including undercuts and side walls, and provides consistent color from part to part.
When pages are cut and bound together, the model is tough, durable and stable, and no infiltration is required, the company says. Models that are infiltrated, however, can be threaded, drilled and tapped, and are water resistant.
Since the build material is paper, and the adhesive and ink are water-based, models and scrap paper can be recycled. The Iris itself is designed to be clean and quiet, and it does not produce fumes.