The ZVerse team traveled to Chicago to demonstrate our latest innovations and technology at GRAPH EXPO, the most comprehensive trade show for commercial, transactional, mailing and industrial printing industries. While exhibitors including HP, EPSON and Xerox demonstrated their improvements in 2D printing, ZVerse was the only company out of 550 exhibitors to showcase turnkey 3D print solutions.
The most exciting part of the experience was the announcement of our recent partnership with Konica Minolta, a leader in the enterprise content management industry and one of the most prominent exhibitors at GRAPH EXPO. Konica Minolta, a reseller of 3D Systems printer, feels their partnership with ZVerse was a perfect match. ZVerse is able to create 3D printable files with a suite of software applications, the LAYR 3D Content Creation Platform.
Utilizing the LAYR platform, Konica “…will train [2D printers], show them how to get business from [3D printing], and [through ZVerse] even manufacture it for them,” according to Gain-Jordan Smith, Vice President of Solutions and Product Planning for Konica Minolta. “It’s a great way to ease printers into 3D print and gain a comfort level before they buy a 3D printer.”The Quote Engine was featured in Konica’s booth at GRAPH EXPO, and numerous representatives of 2D printing businesses testing it out. They were amazed that with a simple JPEG upload, they could convert a 2D image to a 3D file that could be sent to them or printed by ZVerse.