About this project
Are you frustrated with over promised and under delivered kickstarters? Do you want to create "things" you’ve imagined? Do you want to be an owner of an affordable and simple 3D printer that you won't be frustrated with? Root is the answer.
GP3D is the subsidiary of Green Project Inc., a leading ink and toner manufacturer. We expanded our line of products to include 3D filaments, but customers asked why didn't we have a printer as well. That is why we are creating Root.
Our project is truly unique to itself. We've partnered up with a factory based overseas to help us build our printer. We took a prebuilt platform and stripped out the internals and rebuilt it from the ground up. We've spend the last 6 months working on this printer with our factory making changes.
Although the exterior shell may look similar, the internals of the printer are different. Key features of our Root is an upgraded extruder able to print down to 100 microns. An updated print plate along with customized clips and lastly upgraded software, Germinate, to make usage of our printer easier. It has been a long road to making a better printer, but we feel that this final product will make you happy.
Lastly, our goal is to deliver a product within months, not years.
These awesome places featured our printer, we are blushing!
Root is an amazing desktop 3D printer that can perform and deliver. Our competitors have said their 3D printer is “affordable”, but what is affordable? $1,000? Root is the definition of an affordable 3D printer at HALF the price. The final design is ready to be shipped out in months, not years. All we need is your help to reach our goal to produce. Our team of imagineer will utilize this funding to reduce our production cost. We know that other crowdfunding campaigns have over promised their ideas to you; not adhering to their own timeline and stretch goals. GP3D wants to change your mind on crowdfunding technology and 3D printing. We want to introduce you to our 3D printer, Root. Root is a new take on affordable 3D printers. It features an all-metal body; accepts PLA, Color Change, and Flexible filament; and it is easy to use.
Root - Limited Edition
Be special, be unique, be different. You can be the owner of a very limited edition champagne gold Root (heck, it’s numbered too!)
Looking for a few more printing features? We’re here introducing Root Plus! Root Plus Features ABS printing, an upgraded LCD, and a heated bed! ABS filaments won't stick to cold surfaces and just straight work better with a heated bed. So we did things right to make your ABS printing experience amazing. Root Plus also works with PLA, HIPS, PA, PC, PVA, Wood, Color Changing, and Flexible filaments (that is a lot of acronyms! Scroll down to the filament section to learn what they all mean). Root plus also accepts USB flash drives for added convenience and has an updated touchscreen interface.
10 reasons why you should own Root and Root Plus
Plastic shell bodies on other printers cause more flexing. More flexing means higher print inaccuracies. That is why we designed Root to have a sturdy metal body so you never have to worry about ruined prints being due to the printer moving.
Long printing projects are no issue for Root. We tested it to print for 300 hours straight. Even your longest printing projects will finish without error or printer shut downs.
Root is not a pipe dream. It is fully designed and ready for production. We need the kickstarter funding to purchase the raw materials in bulk so that we can make Root affordable. What you see here is what you will get in a timely fashion.
There are going to be certain parts that need replacing on any 3D printer, like the extruder. We don't want to make your life harder than it has to be, so we designed Root to have an accessible area to open up and get these parts changed out.
No one wants to be left in the dark, especially when printing! Root's unique open build area allows you to view your project from all angles as it prints.
3D printing has been out of reach for many, but with Root we want to change that. We want to bring 3D printing to a wider audience. Root won’t break the bank so more people can afford to start creating with their own 3D printer.
Root makes printing easy. Just load a file on the SD card (or USB flash drive for Root Plus) and it'll show up on the LCD screen. Click the file to begin printing. It's that simple!
Control, set-up, and manage your prints with Root's large and full-color 3.5 inch touchscreen. Touch screen interfaces are second nature to us now with smartphones, so why have a printer with buttons? We want Root to be user-friendly and a touch screen is the way to do it!
We stand behind our product and proudly offer a one year from date of purchase warranty (certain wear and tear parts are excluded, like the build plate, so please read the full warranty!) In addition we offer full online support at our website, www.gp3d.com
No need to have a dedicated computer to print from. Just load the files to Root via SD card (or USB flash drive for Root Plus) and your computer is free!
3 color sample spool
All orders for Root and Root Plus will receive this 3 color sample PLA spool so you can get started printing immediately with a variety of colors!
You want the nitty-gritty numbers and measurements huh? Well we have plenty of them for you!
Software - Germinate
As if we weren't busy enough on the printer, we also have our own 3D printing software that works with Root. It is called Germinate, it will accept STL files and convert them to X3G and WTK to work with Root. STL files are the most common 3D printing file type, so any existing printing file you have will work with Root!
Did we mention filament??
GP3D started manufacturing high quality filaments 2 years ago. All of the colors below are Pantone standardized and RoHS and REACH compliant. Check out the filaments we offer below!
$1, $5, $15 Backers
GP3D Bookmark -- $1 Contribution
Glass Smartphone Screen Protector -- $5 Contribution
GP3D T-Shirt -- $15 Contribution
Why are we doing this?
We want to help bring 3D printing to more people than ever before. Our vision is to have one in every home. 3D printing is the future and we want to enable more people to take part in this exciting technology. This printer is accessible to parents with children, teachers, and start-ups which will let a new generation prepare for a 3D printed future.
Risks and challenges
The manufacturing involved in Root is straight forward. As all the suppliers are lined up, we are confident we will deliver according to schedule to backers, our number one priority. Our job is to focus on production and manufacturing. We know the nature of the challenges we may encounter and how to overcome them. We do not take pledges lightly, as each pledge will come from people who believe in this project and our ability to execute. We will maintain excellent communication with backers, post updates on the project, and respond to all questions in a timely manner. We are looking forward to producing an incredible product with great features.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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