Become Your Favorite Character With 3D Systems’ New Next Generation 3DMe Photobooth

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3dmefeaturedBack at CES 2015, I probably spent a good 2-hours hovering around the 3D Systems’ photobooth, where I had the chance to see what I would look like as an NBA superstar, or one of my favorite TV characters. While I didn’t walk away with a 3D printed version of myself, I could have quite easily ordered one of my creations to be shipped to my front door.

3dme1Today, 3D Systems has unveiled their all new next generation 3DMe Photobooth with enhanced user experience aimed at the retail floor and event spaces. The new photobooths are now available for companies looking to offer the service to their customers. This next generation machine features a new user interface that has been fine-tuned for the retail environment. It also allows for an easier point-of-sale, simpler user experience, and elaborate revenue reporting.

“We’re excited for the new opportunities that 3DMe Photobooth brings to retail and event spaces for increased foot traffic, recurring revenue, and for the joy it brings users,” explained Peter Theran, Vice President of Global Consumer Products at 3D Systems. “3DMe Photobooth is always hugely popular with consumers, and now it’s easier for owners, too. It’s a win for everyone.”

For those of you unaware of how this system works, it uses 3D imagining in order to capture a facial image of a user, and then imports that face onto a virtual body of your choice of branded characters. These characters are personalities from “The Walking Dead”, “Ghostbusters”, “Star Trek” and more. Once the character model is created, users have the option of animating them on screen, socially sharing their creations with the world or ordering a full-color 3D print of their newly created figurine in a matter of minutes.

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For retailers looking to generate extra direct revenue, as well as attract more customers to their stores, the new photobooths allow for the direct sale of 3D printed figurines via a credit card billing system attached to an iPad. Within just minutes of unpacking the 3DMe photobooths, vendors are able to begin offering the service to customers.

I know for a fact that these photobooths have been very successful in attracting the crowds at trade show events, as I have seen firsthand. The idea of implementing these as a service in a retail store is just as fascinating, and potentially could be quite the revenue generator for small to large businesses. All photobooths come with a 1 year warranty, software support, and much more.

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Below you will find some general specifications of the 3DMe Photobooth.

  • Footprint 24 in x 24 in, height is approximately 70 in
  • Electrical: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single-phase, ~4 amp draw, 250W
  • High-speed internet connectivity required for order fulfillment and social sharing (minimum 2Mbps up/down); ethernet connection highly recommended; wireless acceptable but not recommended

What do you think about the latest generation of the 3DMe Photobooth? Discuss in the 3DMe forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out the video of the photobooths in action below.

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