3D printed Cube business cards end up ON your desk #3dthursday
Picking up on the desktop 3D printing tradition of 3D printing your own business cards, startup CallingCube have re-conceived the physical printed calling card as a tool for those beyond the 3D printing world as well. These are, I must say, rather cute. For more ideas how people have approached 3D printed business cards over the past four years, check out this Thingiverse search. From 3ders.org:
Do you find normal business cards are bit boring? Ohio-based CallingCube reinvented the traditional business card and come up with CallingCube, a new patent-pending business card and marketing tool. “The CallingCube is designed to make your message stick in the minds of your clients. In other words, the CallingCube™ acts as a tipping point for your business.”
The size of a CallingCube is just 1″x1″x1″ (25x25x25mm). “Unlike paper business cards, the CallingCube is hollow with solid walls, and features standard indented text and logos for a premium weight and feel.” It is billed as “the premium business card they won’t throw away” and designed to be given away on trade-shows, networking events, one-on-one sales meetings etc.
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