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With a sleek design, unique technology and $499 (£299) price, Candy is the state-of-the-art confectionery 3D printer made for everyone. Read more

London, UK 3D Printing
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With a sleek design, unique technology and $499 (£299) price, Candy is the state-of-the-art confectionery 3D printer made for everyone.

London, UK 3D Printing
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What does Candy do?

Candy is a confectionery food 3D printer for both home and professional users alike, giving you the power to print with virtually any semi-solid foodstuff.

Simply design your creation on the computer, load it onto the SD card (supplied), fill up the dispensers with the food you wish to use and Candy will do the rest. 

Alternatively, the supplied SD card comes preloaded with designs to help get you started right away.

Candy supports both 2D and 3D designs. Want to print lettering on top of a cake you’ve baked? No problem. Make custom chocolates to wow a loved one? Easy. Create breathtaking 3D decorations? Candy has you covered. 

How is Candy different?

Candy is the World’s only confectionery-oriented food 3D printer that is truly affordable for consumers. With an MSRP of $599 (approx. £359) – or less if you choose to back the project on Kickstarter – Candy makes food 3D printing truly accessible to a wide range of consumers, as well as food industry professionals.

In addition, Candy is SD card compatible. The included SD card comes preloaded with many preset designs, making it easily usable right out of the box. Candy proves that 3D printing technology doesn’t have to be cumbersome, complex and expensive. With Candy, it’s easy, fuss-free and most importantly, inexpensive.

Candy comes with dispensers that can be filled up with whatever semi-solid you wish with to use in order to create amazing designs. We have introduced Candy with heated extruder so the dispenser will always be warm to keep the printing material fluid.

Suitable for home users...

For home users, Candy revolutionizes the home cooking experience and makes dessert fun.

Want to bake cookies with the kids? Impress a loved one with personalized writing on their Birthday cake? Wow the married couple with amazing cake decorations? Candy does all of this and more.

By allowing you to fill up the dispensers yourself, Candy gives you ultimate flexibility and allows you to eat healthily, because you know what your food is made of.

In addition to making meal times more fun and healthier, Candy takes the pressure out of repetitive tasks, and gives flawless results every time. Not a dab hand with shaping cookies? No problem, Candy does the work for you. Professional decorations out of reach of your culinary skill-set? Let Candy design them.

Candy helps encourage kids eat healthily. By creating homemade versions of their favourite desserts you can control the ingredients, so you know exactly what’s going into their food.

...and professionals alike

For professional chefs and confectionery store owners, Candy opens up an exciting range of possibilities in the kitchen. Dazzle your clientele with jaw-dropping plates of food that they have never seen before. 

Candy also automates many repetitive, time-consuming processes, leaving you free to focus on the important things. Custom chocolate designs, for example, are made swiftly and precisely. Why labor with the process when Candy can do it for you?

Candy 3D printing a peanut butter flower

 For bakeries, Candy takes the time and hard work out of creating custom text and decorations on cakes. Creating a complex decoration, for example, is a laborious and time consuming process, where even the slightest error can mean having to start from scratch.

With Candy, decorations can be created flawlessly, over and over again, saving on time and effort.

Professional design

From the outset, Candy was created to be aesthetically appealing. Candy’s sleek, open design allows you to see your food being prepared, as well as allowing easy access for cleaning.

The bright, clearly visible LCD screen allows you to pick the design you want and adjust printing parameters in a few seconds.

With its sleek fiberglass exterior available in a range of exciting colors, Candy looks right at home in your kitchen.

Low price

Candy retails at just $599 (approx. £359), or even cheaper if you choose to back the campaign.

This makes it less than half the price of other food 3D printers on the market today, in addition to being the only food 3D printer aimed at desserts. At this price, the Candy is a truly revolutionary product that has the potential to change home cooking for ever. With Candy, food 3D printing becomes accessible to a far greater range of people than was possible before.

Why we need you

The pre-production prototype of Candy has been designed, and it’s working perfectly.

We now need to be able to ramp up production of Candy to the scale that we require. This is why we are looking to raise $100,000 (approx. £60,000). Pledging would mean being one of the first to make fully affordable food 3D printing become a reality.

Thank you for supporting us!

Thank you for your support – it means the world to us and we hope you’re as excited as we are to make food history.

Our standard colors

 Technical specifications

  • SD card compatible
  • 20x4 LCD screen
  • Mechanical resolution 0.1 mm
  • Printer dimensions: 380mm x 360mm x 380 mm
  • Re-fillable dispensers
  • Removable print bed
  • USB compatible
  • Supports open source software
  • Plug and play extruder
  • Easy-to-use encoder button
  • Print area: 240mm x 240mm x 240mm

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION

Although we have made successful prototypes on a small scale, this will be our first time manufacturing Candy on a larger, mass produced scale.

Given the amount of time and effort we have put into securing suppliers and finding the right factories for our product however, we are confident that we can smoothly increase production to the right scale and make truly affordable food 3D printing a reality.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • Yes. Candy can print 3D objects like any other 3D printer. We have printed various 3D objects such as figurines, flowers, text, vases and many others. You can view some print examples on the Kickstarter page or check our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVVpuVUY-iKUiyciOxKTPrw .

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  • We looked at the other players in the food 3D printing industry and realized that the main issue they are facing is the utility of their products. Moreover, even if we’re not the first people to think of making a 3D printer for food, but we are the first to make it truly accessible as a consumer product. The concept of 3D printing in general is so new, everyone is still experimenting with the technology and what it means for the future. That’s why going with confectionery design seemed like a logical entry point into food, because of how naturally creative it is.

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  • Candy can print using literally any semi-solid foodstuff: chocolate, peanut butter, icing sugar, any creams, marzipan, ketchup, dough, ice cream or any other paste that you can think of.

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  • Yes, the nozzle heats up the printing material, but please keep in mind that this feature does not come with the discounted Candy.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    £9 reward

    1 backer

    Candy COASTER AND NEWSLETTER SIGNUP: You will receive a special Candy coaster to sip your favorite beverage from. In addition, you will receive a signup to our exclusive newsletter, giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the production of Candy and the ability to tell the world that you were among the first to make food 3D printing truly affordable!
    Shipping not included.

    £9 = approx. $15

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  • You selected
    £59 reward

    1 backer Limited (249 left of 250)

    COFFEE CUP + T-SHIRT: You will receive a Candy branded coffee cup and a T-shirt in your size with the Candy logo so you can show off to the office that you supported this cool project! In addition, you will get a coaster and a signup to our newsletter.
    Shipping not included.

    £59 = approx. $99

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  • You selected
    £149 reward

    0 backers Limited (250 left of 250)

    PLUG AND PLAY EXTRUDER: You get our plug and play electric extruder that you can use with your current 3D printer. You also get a coaster and newsletter signup. Shipping not included.

    £149 = approx. $249

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  • You selected
    £299 reward

    6 backers Limited (19 left of 25)

    GET CANDY (3rd in line): Get Candy with 1 extruder at a special early bird price, in any of our standard colors! Yours will come from the third batch that we make. Shipping not included.

    £299 = approx. $499

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  • You selected
    £359 reward

    0 backers Limited (500 left of 500)

    GET CANDY (2nd in line): You get Candy with 1 extruder, in any standard color, from the second batch that we make. Shipping not included.

    £359 = approx. $599

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £419 reward

    2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)

    GET CANDY WITH HEATED EXTRUDER: You get Candy with 1 heated extruder (to keep the printing material warm), in any standard color, from the second batch that we make. Shipping not included. £419 = approx. $694

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  • You selected
    £479 reward

    1 backer Limited (999 left of 1000)

    GET CANDY (FRONT OF THE QUEUE): You will get Candy with 2 extruders before anyone else does, in any standard color. Shipping not included.

    £479 = approx. $799

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  • You selected
    £599 reward

    4 backers Limited (996 left of 1000)

    GET CANDY FIRST, WITH 3 EXTRUDERS: You get Candy from the first batch in any standard color, 3 extruders, plus T-shirt and newsletter signup. Shipping not included.

    £599 = approx. $999

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  • You selected
    £1,499 reward

    1 backer Limited (99 left of 100)

    GET CANDY FIRST, WITH 3 EXTRUDERS AND 60 EXTRA PRESETS, PLUS A SKYPE CALL: A printer from the first batch in any standard color, 3 extruders, and 60 additional preloaded designs. We will also have a Skype call with you to make sure everything is running smoothly and to give you some tips on running Candy. In addition to a T-shirt, coffee cup and newsletter subscription. Shipping not included.

    £1499 = approx. $2499

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  • You selected
    £4,499 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    1ST BATCH Candy IN A CUSTOM COLOR ENGRAVED WITH YOUR NAME, 3 EXTRUDERS, 60 EXTRA PRESETS, SIGNED PRINT: You will get a first batch Candy not only with a custom color, but with your name engraved on the front. You also get 3 extruders, 60 extra presets and a print of the original CAD rendering signed by the team. In addition, you get a T-shirt, coffee cup and newsletter signup. Shipping not included.

    £4499 = approx. $7499

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  • You selected
    £4,999 reward

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    1ST BATCH Candy IN A CUSTOM COLOR ENGRAVED WITH YOUR NAME, 3 EXTRUDERS, 60 EXTRA PRESETS, SIGNED PRINT, HQ TOUR AND DINNER: The big one. You get a first batch Candy, in a custom color with your engraving, 3 extruders and 60 presets. But as a ‘thank you’, you will also receive a tour of our HQ and dinner at our favourite restaurant (transport and accommodation not included). In addition to a T-shirt, coffee cup and newsletter subscription.

    £4999 = approx. $8345

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Funding period

- (30 days)