Lowe’s Introduces Personal 3D Printing

pti22When it comes to product packaging, keeping up with the latest innovations and packaging trends is critical – we all know this. Relying solely on methods that worked 10 years ago may cause you to lose out to the completion or get lost on the shelf. Staying informed and knowing exactly what improvements and advances have occurred is a great way to remain relevant.

Lowe’s Innovation Lab, the innovation hub of Lowe’s Companies, has recognized this, and recently introduced 3D printing in one of its California locations. With this technology, customers can recreate items using 3D printing, customizing colour, shape and size – and create various products including smaller items such as light switch plates, door handles or cabinet knobs or larger pieces such as out of production antique home accents.

Read more about this amazing technology and how Lowe’s is leading the way here: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/04/28/lowes-brings-3-d-printing-to-home-improvement.html.

3D printing has been around for a while, but it has really started gaining momentum and notoriety over the last few years. Want to know more about 3D printing and to check out a great video which explains the entire process? Check out one of our earlier blogs here: http://ptibox.com/printing-revolution-series-1-3d-printing/.

So, is 3D printing the only way to go now? Of course not. This trend is growing, but it isn’t the only one. Innovations in the printing world are occurring on a regular basis, and advancements in colour application, eco-friendly manufacturing and end product, and higher-quality inks and papers mean that whatever your packaging needs, these can now be met!

If you want to know more about the latest packaging trends, including 3D printing, please call Packaging Technologies Inc. We’ve got your printing needs covered: 1-800-303-5883.


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