Will office 3D printers transform your design process?

5th October 2022

Will office 3D printers transform your design process? 

With the Stratasys J55there are endless possibilities with 3D office printers. The 3D printer will allow users to create prototypes, concept models and quality high-fidelity models rapidly from the office or studio.

Not only making it better for in-house design and prototyping, Stratasys office 3D printers allow you to put amazing, full colour parts in-front of prospective customers which is particularly useful in industries like packaging where the look, touch and feel speak volumes about the product inside. 

Stratasys has a number of excellent 3D printing options suitable for freelance, agency and in-house designers. We take a closer look at the Stratasys J55, dig into the benefits and explain why it is the top option for designers working to all budgets and briefs, as well as introduce you to a couple of other Stratasys technologies, in the J35 Pro and the J850. 

Create world-class prototypes from day-one that look ready-for-production already. Customers have created design prototypes for:

  • Perfume packaging
  • Consumer packaging
  • Footwear and fashion collections
  • Helmets for bikes and motorbikes
  • Headphones, wearables and other consumer electronics

Is the J55 the best office 3D printer on the market? Let’s have a look and find out.

Size and functionality

The size itself means that it can sit directly next to a desk. Operating at under 55 decibels ensures it won’t disturb fellow workers in the same office space and so can be left running without any distraction being caused.

With the dimensions of the printer sitting at 60 inches high, 25.6 inches wide and 26 inches deep it will without doubt fit into most office and product design studio spaces easily.

With stability in mind, the J55 requires zero mechanical calibrations. The “ready-to-print” mode also allows you the ability to print straightaway and make ideas come to life with ease.

Bringing the production process into your office shouldn’t mean you bring in the production smells as well. The printer comes with a ProAero Air Extractor that allows you to effectively capture and filter out fumes. This means that you can ensure a safe and odour free operation.

Build capabilities

Stratasys J55 Printer Angled Dark

The J55 3D printer has the best in class footprint to tray printing ratio on the market and provides you with a better build area and print bed. This ensures it is office-friendly whilst also offering a better yield for you.

The print quality can’t go unnoticed either. With high resolution and fast prints in full-colour you can transform your workflow within the confines of your office.


The Stratasys J55 also allows you to print rigid photopolymers in CMYK that enable 478,000 colour options and nearly 2,000 Pantone colours to ensure you can find the right match for your ideas. This allows you to have greater control over your design process.

Combine these colour options with the different material options and you can start to get endless possibilities other machines can’t offer.

Rough Concept models – economical DraftGrey material makes concept models easy and affordable. Compared to traditional methods making a single prototype. This allows you up to 5x more design iterations with the J55 Printer.

Ready Detailed Designs – The J55 printer allows you to incorporate colour easily into the design process. CMF designs can be introduced much earlier than traditional methods. With little to no post-processing needed will help ensure your design process runs smoother.

Realistic High-Fidelity Prototypes – With the endless possibilities mentioned already it should be noted that the J55 allows you to create parts that look and feel like the real thing. With these prototypes possibilities you will be able to spot mistakes easily and rectify them early in development. This will help speed up the decision making and approval process.

Final Verdict on the Stratasys J55

Overall the possibilities with the Stratasys J55 are endless and will allow you to take full control of your design process from within the office. The capabilities to quickly amend design and produce high-quality models will ensure you can streamline your design process. This will allow you to get products to market faster.

Should you have any more questions about the J55 printer then feel free to get in touch with us here.

The J35 Pro at a glance

J35 Pro – The J35 is similar to the J55 Pro, offering many of the elite functions including multi-material engineering of three-dimensional prototypes quickly and easily in-house. The main difference in the technologies is that the J35 prints in monochrome – grey, clear, white and black rather than the full array of pantone colours available with the J55 and J850 and offers a smaller build, but offers an ideal space-saving advantage for the office floor.

The J850 at a glance

The J850 range is the best big-build commercial printer for designers. Offering full-colour capabilities, and integrations with technologies like the FabriX Innovation Kit able to 3D print onto fabrics, the J850 is built by designers for designers. 

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Welcome to SYS UK, a Stratasys Platinum Partner and the only dedicated Stratasys supplier in the UK. Our reputation speaks for itself, we are industry-leaders in sales, service and support. We love a challenge and to see how we can make 3D printing work for you and your design team. Get in touch for a FREE demonstration today!

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