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Staples begins selling Cube 3-D printers online

Staples Inc., the office supply giant, said Friday that it is the first major US retailer to announce the availability of 3-D printers.

3-D printing allows for the creation of shapes or objects using digital technology, and the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems is now available on Staples.com for $1,299.99 and will be available in a limited number of Staples stores by the end of June, the Framingham-based company said in a statement.

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The Cube 3D Printer features WiFi, is compatible with Mac or Windows, and comes with 25 free 3-D templates designed by professional artists, with additional templates available online, Staples said. It has a compact design that aims to attract designers, small businesses, students, and children.

Mike Edwards, Staples executive vice president of merchandising, said, “Staples is known for carrying the latest technology and 3-D printers are the most recent example of our commitment to offering every product your business needs to succeed.”

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