San Diego — XYZprinting has expanded retail distribution of its da Vinci 1.0 3D printer to Micro Center.
The expansion includes Micro Center’s e-commerce site and 25 retail stores, marking the printer’s brick-and-mortar debut. The chain is touting the addition with live, in-store 3D printing demonstrations.
Noted Micro Center merchandising VP Kevin Jones: “XYZprinting’s reputation for supplying easy-to-use, affordable 3D printers is a perfect match with Micro Center’s reputation for providing the most satisfying shopping environment for the latest technology.”
Micro Center joins Amazon, Newegg and education channel e-tailer Studica in carrying the $499 printer.
XYZprinting debuted the product earlier this year at International CES 2014, where it received a CES Editors’ Choice Award. The plug-and-play printer began shipping in March and has since exceeded forecasted sales by five-fold, the company said, having quickly achieved top-seller status on Amazon.
XYZprinting will soon begin shipping a dual-head da Vinci 2.0 dual-color printer that’s carrying a presale retail price of $649.