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Ideas on Demand


Print the Future is combining AI, AR and 3D printing to build the world’s leading omni-channel retail experience – coming to a city near you.


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What is Print the Future?

Dear reader,

I firmly believe that what you’re about to read is the beginnings of a new category king in the making.  

You may be wondering what a category king is, so I’ve outlined below a number of well-known companies that are the pure definition of what this term means. This will help you understand how Print the Future will be a part of history, helping to create a new category king in 3D printing.

When you think of search, it’s Google; 
When you think of social media, you think of Facebook; and 
When you think of e-commerce, Amazon naturally springs to mind.

These companies dominate in their categories. 

Currently, no one dominates the retail 3D print category – it is littered with players who, for the most part, are focused on hardware. We have an opportunity right now to carve out the largest market share in the 3D print industry.

Virgin doesn't make planes, Kinkos didn't invent printing machines and Starbucks doesn't grow coffee beans. They all have one thing in common, in that they have created a global brand experience around a core customer need at the right time. 

That’s why Print the Future is not about building 3D printers, or about using just one kind of 3D printer. We will seize the category king position by creating the platform needed for the 3D printing industry to reach its tipping point. Our AI design technology interface will connect the best 3D printers and industry innovation with a global community who want to print ‘Ideas on Demand’ - with an unrivaled omni-channel brand experience.

I am excited at the prospect of you learning about our journey to disrupting a $12T market.

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Neil Patel Neil Patel Founder

We've already started designing and printing the future

Allan Dalatorre
Allan Dallatorre

Diamond Cube

From sketch to reality, Allan's vision for this piece was made possible with one of our 3D printers.

Diamond Cube
Annamaria Mannarino
Anna Maria Mannarino

Cocktail Table

There's no need to be the same. Every piece can be personalized to you by working with one of our designers.

Cocktail Table
Rhonda Huber
Rhonda Huber

Sunday Chair

Rhonda's creativity is unlocked, being able to print products that were never possible before.

Sunday Chair
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Why Print the Future will Change Your World

Democratizing Design Through AI

Human imagination has long dreamed of a world where everything you want can be beamed into existence.

However, this kind of technology has actually been around for over 30 years - it just hasn’t been accessible to everyone. It’s called: 3D printing.

3D printing is the process of ‘printing’ a solid object from a digital design file by forming multiple layers of material on top of each other.

Much like regular printers, the microwave or even the Internet—3D printing started off in industrial sectors, but is now set to disrupt the consumer market. However, only small 3D printers exist for the home, while larger ones needed to print the likes of furniture are only accessible in industrial spaces.

Print the Future will completely democratize design by 3D printing at any scale, with 200 retail stores and an AI design platform to support it.

The Market Gap

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  • Revenue for the worldwide 3D printing industry is forecasted to more than double from 2017 to 2020.
  • 3D printing is following Moore's Law: it is on track to outperform traditional manufacturing for customized products (both in speed and in costs)
  • The majority of existing 3D printers in the market are small desktop printers, which have limited design complexity, small printed sizes with limited materials and capabilities; while large-scale printers are not easily accessible to the public. Print the Future will bring large-scale to the public.
  • 3D printing can use 100% recyclable materials. When combined with much leaner logistics models, positive impact on the environment is significant.
  • Using artificial intelligence, we're removing the need for anyone to learn and use complex CAD programs to create their 3D print ready files.
  • Barriers for new competitors after the first-movers can be high, especially for omnichannel companies—including capital intensive access to hardware, physical locations, expertise and competing with consumer behaviours of the established communities.

How we’re Bridging the Gap

We’re launching the first large-scale, offline and online 3D printing experience in the world, and we’re using the Interior Design market as our launch pad.

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  • We’re backed by an existing online platform that has a community of 50,000+ designers, ready to help design the world’s next ideas.
  • We’re combining the online community with an unforgettable store experience that will roll out over 200 stores across the globe.
  • We’re validating our omni-channel business model (a business that seamlessly operates online and offline) with the use of pop up shops
  • We’re sealing our position in the market with a low-ownership model for large-scale printing hardware, establishing strong partnerships with print partners and lease contracts.
  • We're supporting the environment by using 100% recyclable products where possible. We're investing in R&D to make it possible to return your products and have them printed into something new.
  • We’re revolutionizing logistics, with a design-anywhere, print local model that will eliminate wasteful cross-country shipping.
  • The Interior Design industry is growing, with a 12% increase in designers since 2015 and $9.1 billion worth of sales valued in 2016. This trend will support the basis of our large-scale printing offering to consumers - just like Amazon started with books. Our existing community of 50,000+ designers will be the fuel that ignites our market penetration.

We’re led by an experienced team of experts

Neil Patel
Neil Patel

I am the fearless leader who is driving innovation at breath taking speed and ultimately responsible for building the world’s best team for Print The Future to execute its vision.

Shannon Byrne Susko
Shannon Byrne Susko

Award winning businesswoman and entrepreneur, Shannon is the author and founder of The Metronome Effect with 18 years of experience leading finance technology services.

Lori Dennis
Lori Dennis

As a top interior designer, speaker, best selling author, founder of Design Campus, and star of HGTV's "The Real Designing Women - Lori knows the industry inside and out.

Susan Macmurchy
Susan Macmurchy

A branding and creative consultant who led the Delos brand - with 7 years of experience in sustainable product design

Mike Moceri
Mike Moceri

Recently named the "Face of 3D Printing", Mike co-founded the world's first 3D printing retail and service bureau before starting Manulith and MakerOS.

Annalisa Capurro
Annalisa Capurro

Design educator at at the prestigious Design Centre Enmore in Sydney, Australia. With 25 years of international experience, Annalisa is a catalyst for global expansion

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+ Meet the rest of the team

Read more about our team of c-suite executives, brand experts, community builders, and technologists. 

We’re led by an experienced team of experts

Neil Patel
Neil Patel

I am the fearless leader who is driving innovation at breath taking speed and ultimately responsible for building the world’s best team for Print The Future to execute its vision.

Shannon Byrne Susko
Shannon Byrne Susko

Award winning businesswoman and entrepreneur, Shannon is the author and founder of The Metronome Effect with 18 years of experience leading finance technology services.

Lori Dennis
Lori Dennis

As a top interior designer, speaker, best selling author, founder of Design Campus, and star of HGTV's "The Real Designing Women - Lori knows the industry inside and out.

Susan Macmurchy
Susan Macmurchy

A branding and creative consultant who led the Delos brand - with 7 years of experience in sustainable product design

Mike Moceri
Mike Moceri

Recently named the "Face of 3D Printing", Mike co-founded the world's first 3D printing retail and service bureau before starting Manulith and MakerOS.

Annalisa Capurro
Annalisa Capurro

Design educator at at the prestigious Design Centre Enmore in Sydney, Australia. With 25 years of international experience, Annalisa is a catalyst for global expansion

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+ Meet the rest of the team

Read more about our team of c-suite executives, brand experts, community builders, and technologists. 

How Print the Future will Print Ideas on Demand

The Business Plan

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Offline: The first retail store in Vancouver, Canada

The first physical location is the 3,000 square foot Store in Vancouver, Canada. The store already exists, but will be re-fitted to become the testing grounds as we work towards our mission to create ‘Ideas on Demand’, and scale locations worldwide.

The purpose-built space is divided into versatile zones, making it adaptable to the growing needs of our team and technology, playing home to a range of large format 3D printers.

The store will act as an educational hub where workshops and presentations help us bridge the gap between 3D printing enthusiasts and the wider community.  

The space will also host other external events, including roundtable community meetings. These progressive meetings play a special role in navigating the best way to grow our global community.

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Expansion: New York and Beyond

When we opened our first pop up in March, New York showed up. Every walk-in was asked to complete a short survey, to which 93% said they wanted a permanent Print The Future store.

This popup shop model is what we use to validate a city before cutting the ribbon on a full retail experience, and New York will be our first stop in the USA.

We’re going to partner with highly-regarded design experts to create the world’s first retail 3D printing chain. Together, we’ll create an unrivaled in-store experience that combines 3D printing with high-tech hospitality and breathtaking design.  

Meanwhile, we’re going to run 5 more pop up shops to validate our next markets - San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, and Miami.

The validation of each market will lead to more retail stores, acting as the launch pad for our global expansion – 200 stores worldwide.

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Online: Scaling a community of 50,000+ designers

We already have a brand, community, and online technology that was built over several years and $10,000,000+ of investment.

This investment has already seen a strong community of 50,000+ designers rally around the idea of online collaboration, establishing a name in the market that is strongly associated with the Interior Design and furniture space.

Through this community, customers of 3D printed products will be connected to the tools and talent required to design them, from anywhere in the world.

Alternatively, customers will be able to buy from existing designer product lines through a familiar e-commerce interface.

The technology is backed by an experienced team of experts, who are developing an open source artificial intelligence driven design platform. Our AI will be able to create regenerative designs of customers' ideas for us to 3D print them on demand at any location.

We'll connect the dots between the online and offline experience, all the way from product design through to shipping to the customer’s door.

The online component of our strategy is critical to becoming the category king in 3D printing - combining an unforgettable offline experience (in our retail stores) with a streamlined online experience.