Kodak Introduces First 3D Printer, the Portrait 3D Printer
Eastman Kodak reports that it’s introduced its first 3D printer, the Portrait 3D Printer, along with an announcement that partner Smart International will be its global 3D-printer brand licensee.
Kodak says the new KODAK 3D Printing Ecosystem will set a new standard for professional 3D printing. The Portrait 3D printer is said to be designed to improve productivity and reliability, and is designed for prototyping in architectural studios, creative workspaces, and classrooms.
Kodak also says that the KODAK 3D Printing Filament – available in various colors – features industry-leading low moisture content, high melt flow index, and precise diameter and roundness for superior 3D printing.
KODAK 3D Printing Filaments will be available in December 2017, and the Portrait 3D Printer in the first quarter of 2018.
Partner Smart International is said to have developed an ecosystem of solutions for professional 3D printing. According to Kodak, the company’s years of collaboration with engineers, designers, architects, artists, educators, “have set the bar high.”
The Portrait 3D printer will sell for $1,819 in the United States, and will include the 3D Portrait Printer, two Kodak filament cartridges, two Kodak 3D-printing filaments (PLA+ and ABS), one tool kit, and two removable print platforms
Smart International CEO Roberto Gawianski commented: “We are excited to take the Kodak brand into 3D printing and pioneer a best in class series of desktop printers and materials designed specifically for creative professionals.”
“Professional 3D printing is a fast-evolving growth category Kodak has had its eye on for a while. We are happy to add a strong and innovative licensee like Smart International to our portfolio of brand licensees,” commented Joel Satin, VP Director of Kodak Brand Licensing.