There are a number of companies claiming to have the first full-color printer using cyan, magenta, and yellow to mix all the colors of the rainbow in three dimensions. The color charts above are from the Stratosys Object 500.
Those triangles look so familiar! I’ve been making the same thing in polymer for years. I have to say I am a bit jealous. No, not just a bit. A lot jealous!
The excitement is palpable in even the most business like articles and news stories. Design it in the morning and “print” the prototype in the afternoon! Imagine how artists will adopt the technology. The possibilities are endless. Here’s one example – a fashion collection designed by Dr. Michaella Janse van Vuuren.
Will 3D printing take over from hands-on sculpting and designing? Only time will tell.
What is absolutely apparent however is that the digital and printing worlds embrace the RGB |CMY model of color. And the results are stunning!