Staples Brings More 3D Printing Options to Canadians

TORONTO, March 26, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —
  • Expanded 3D printing assortment available at staples.ca
  • Afinia H-Series H480 3D Printer available at 10 stores in British Columbia and Alberta
  • Copy & Print 3D printing service being tested in Guelph, ON

TORONTO, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Staples Canada is making more 3D printing happen by offering the latest 3D products and services in this rapidly growing area. The Afinia H-Series H480 3D Printer is now available on staples.ca and in 10 stores across British Columbia and Alberta.

Afinia 3D printers help customers print sculptures, toys, prototypes, and components with convenience and precision.The Afinia 3D printer provides a true "out of the box" printing experience, ready to  be used almost as soon as it's unpacked.

"Staples is known for carrying the latest technology, and 3D printers are the most recent example of our commitment to offering every product your business needs to succeed," said Pete Gibel, senior vice president of merchandising at Staples Canada. "For companies creating new products, 3D printing makes it easier to design and test new concepts and decrease the time to market."

Staples also stocks essential 3D printing accessories, such as ABS filaments, replacement nozzles, perf boards, and printing surface sheets.

A leading 3D printing retailer, Staples also carries an expanded assortment of 3D printing brands online and has seen a growth in the demand for 3D printing technology.

To showcase the revolutionary technology, Staples Canada will be giving away one Afinia 3D printer on social media. From March 27-March 30, step-by-step images of a 3D printed item will be revealed, with customers being asked to guess what's being printed via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win. The winner will be revealed on March 31.

Staples Canada is also piloting a 3D printing Copy & Print service in Guelph, ON. Customers and small businesses can bring in 3D print-ready files and create personalized products.

"Through our 3D printing service pilot, small businesses can now take advantage of the enormous potential that this technology offers, when and how they need it," said Gogi Grewal, senior vice president of business services at Staples Canada. "This pilot will help customers learn about the enormous opportunities of 3D printing and will help Staples  learn how we can help customers make more happen for their business through this service."

About Staples 
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it's in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Headquartered outside of Boston in the United States with offices in Toronto, Canada, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com and www.staples.ca. 

SOURCE Staples Canada Inc.

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