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Just as the first Polaroid Land camera enabled people to watch a picture instantly develop, our relationship with EBP will allow us to bring the magic of creating an object right before your eyes to consumers across Europe.

Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid

Polaroid and EBP Group in three-year 3D printer partnership

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Polaroid becomes first global household name to launch 3D printer range

London, 6 January 2016: Polaroid, one of the world’s most trusted brands, has confirmed a three-year partnership with UK manufacturer Environmental Business Products (EBP).

EBP is Europe’s largest and longest established collector and remanufacturer of inkjet cartridges with over 20-years experience and credibility in the print industry. In 2014, the company diversified into the 3D printing market introducing the technology to their European customers.

Under the initial three-year collaboration with Polaroid, EBP will be the sole manufacturer of the Polaroid 3D printer and consumables range and will have exclusivity in 15 European markets*.

The launch product will be the Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D printer, which will be unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show® (CES), Las Vegas, in January 2016 making the brand the first global household name to enter the 3D printing market.

The Polaroid 3D printer and consumable range will be available through reseller and retail outlets across Europe from early 2016.

Key features of the Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D printer:

  • State of the art 3D printer with WiFi enabled camera inside
  • Maximum model size 250(w) x 150(h) x 150(d) mm
  • Accurate auto calibration
  • Vertical resolution (layer height) 50 – 350 micron
  • Proprietary Helpful Printer Driver® software for convenient consumables re-ordering and unique reseller benefits
  • Nine PLA colours (Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Lime, Black, White, Silver) and Wood
  • Bi-directional smartchip mechanism on filament cartridge identifies filament levels and ensures correct material is used
  • Revolutionary and transparent double-sided adhesive Z-Axis sheets applied to the print bed for effortless application, adhesion and model removal

“Throughout our history, the Polaroid brand has been associated with creating innovative products, but we’re also committed to making innovative technologies accessible to everyone,” said Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. “Just as the first Polaroid Land camera enabled people to watch a picture instantly develop, our relationship with EBP will allow us to bring the magic of creating an object right before your eyes to consumers across Europe.”

Aleem Hosein, Managing Director of Environmental Business Products, added: “We are passionate about 3D print technology. Partnering with a trusted, household name like Polaroid will help 3D printing become part of everyone’s everyday life. EBP believes in offering the most creative and innovative experiences so it is great to partner with a brand which embodies the same values as us.”

CES opens its doors from 6-9 January 2016. The new Polaroid 3D printer range will be located in the Central Hall (Tech East, LVCC) at booth #13514.

For further information please contact:
EBP: Kerry O’Connor at kerry.oconnor@ebpgroup.com
Polaroid: Tracey Benjamini at tbenjamini@randjsc.com

*UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Croatia

EBP Group
Environmental Business Products is Europe’s largest and longest established collector and remanufacturer of inkjet cartridges. Since 1992 the company has been recognised as one of the foremost technical innovators in the industry and in 2014 diversified into the 3D printer market. The EBP group employs over 200 staff across 31 nationalities and operates on a Pan-European basis. For more information, visit: ebpgroup.com

The Polaroid Brand
Polaroid is one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75-year history beginning with Polaroid instant film.  Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products.  For more information, visit Polaroid.com

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum, Polaroid Classic Border Logo and are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

Technical specification

Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D printer spec

  • Single extruder
  • Max model size 250(w) x 150(h) x 150(d) mm
  • Nozzle 0.4mm
  • Print speed 50mm/s (default) and can be set between 20mm/s and 100mm/s
  • Vertical resolution (layer height) 50 – 350 micron
  • Camera inside printer: minimum resolution 640 x 480, connected to LAN over WiFi, access via phone App or browser from anywhere with internet access
  • Unique Polaroid software for importing of 3D models from library or .stl file type
  • Run independently without the need of a computer via the LCD touchscreen
  • Accurate auto calibration
  • 12 month manufacturer’s guarantee (except where local regulations require otherwise)
  • MAC and Windows compatible
  • Connectivity: WiFi for network and USB for printing and firmware update

Filament cartridges

  • Nine PLA colours (Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Lime, Black, White, Silver) and Wood
  • Colour consistency every print
  • Designed specifically for the ModelSmart 250S 3D to ensure highest quality output
  • Unique bi-directional smartchip mechanism identifies filament levels and ensures correct material is used
  • Proprietary Helpful Printer Driver® software for convenient consumables re-ordering and reseller benefits

Z-Axis sheets

  • Revolutionary Z-Axis sheets for effortless application, adhesion and removal
  • Transparent double-sided adhesive material applied to print bed
  • Consistent and robust first layer adhesion
  • Effortlessly applied and when removed leaves bed area clean and ready to print
  • Optimises highest quality outputs with smooth and blemish-free models
  • Reduces premature wear-and-tear on print head