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Buy specified 3D filaments; not surprises.

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Over 180 colors. The right colour boosts sales

If you 3D print objects to generate sales, you are 3D manufacturing or additive manufacturing. We know the major impact that the right colour has to an object’s value & sales. To boost 3D prints sales, you need that right color.

Over 350 filaments & 13 resins to choose from

All filaments aren’t created equal. Each polymer resin has its strengths. In order to offer a 3D filament that’s suited to your requirement, ColoriLAB plans to offer 13 filament resins; Pla Abs Hips Nylon Petg Pc Hipla Pom Tpe Tpu Pp

No surprises. Tested filaments: classified

When we are looking for a filament, we know its features. That is why ColoriLAB will offer a simple & quick way to identify the filament that best matches those features. The features that you will see will be the features that you’ll get.

If like us you know how hard & time consuming it is to find the right color, you will be delighted to check over ColoriLAB online store first. Our aim is to offer the 3D printing filaments that you need, when you need it.

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3D filaments color chart: Have a glimpse at a few colours from our extensive 3D printer filaments colour chart.

Printer filaments — specified

13 filament polymers to choose from

3D printer filament colors & looks

Filament features checklist

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Case study: Black 3D filament color

Case study: White printer filament color

ColoriLAB white vs usual filament comparison

Generic black filament vs ColoriLAB’s black

It isn’t black until it’s black.
On the picture, you can see a spool of black 
cheap pla filament (bluish) on the left side & our jet-black filament on the right side.
At ColoriLAB, we understand that a black filament must have a jet-black colour & nothing else.

White isn’t ivory, vanilla, cream…
On that photo, there is a spool of yellowish white 3D filament as the background & ColoriLAB’s white printer filament at the foreground.
ColoriLAB’s white filament is actually white! We stand by our words. When we say that a filament is white; it is indeed.

Case study: Gold 3D printing filaments

Usual vs ColoriLAB gold filaments; comparison

Gold is not brown!
The photo shows a competitor’s gold filament on the left, while you can see ColoriLAB’s gold 3D printing filaments on the right side. Gold has to have a gold-like color, not brown. 
gold filaments are part of our metallic 3D printer filaments.

Case study: Clear 3D printer filaments

ColoriLAB clear filament vs affordable filament

Clear should be crystal clear
Look at the clarity of ColoriLAB’s clear filament on the left compared to an usual “clear” or affordable 3D filament on the right side. Our glass like filament is stunning when printed in thick layers. Now you can make a clear choice.

Buy specified 3D filaments; not surprises.

Finding the right 3D printer filament isn’t easy… currently.

ColoriLAB offers you over 180 colors & many filament resins,
available in many quantities, tested & classified for you.
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Learning from a Customer Experience Leader

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E-retailers cash in on holiday sales

November 28, 2015 Leave a comment

November 28, 2015, 3:37 PM

Allison Enright BY ALLISON ENRIGHT Editor
U.S. e-retailers collected nearly $4.5 billion over 48 hours, and many are extending Black Friday discounts through Saturday. Others are looking ahead to Cyber Monday, adding fresh discounts for the big shopping days ahead.

U.S. e-retailers collected $4.47 billion online on Thanksgiving and Friday, an increase of 18% over the same period a year ago, according to Adobe Inc.’s Digital Index and ahead of the overall 15% growth pace estimated by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Individual e-retailers say their growth varied, but that Thanksgiving appears to have been the stronger day in terms of percentage growth, while Friday saw greater total sales. Web sales on Thursday totaled $1.73 billion, up 25% year over year, and totaled $2.74 billion on Friday, up about 14%, Adobe says, based on measurements it took on 4,500 retail sites. Retailers also say their sales on Inc.’s marketplace grew significantly year over year.

At Silver Star Brands, which operates seven e-retail sites including Miles Kimball, Walter Drake and Easy Comforts and is No. 201 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, year-over-year sales increases ranged from 18%-42% on Thanksgiving and 12%-30% on Friday, depending on the brand, says Ian MacDonald, director of e-commerce. He says sales on Friday morning were tracking flat, but then accelerated in the afternoon and evening. In particular, sales on Silver Star storefronts on were up 86% on Black Friday, an increase MacDonald attributes to Amazon’s continued growth and consumers using it as a starting place to search for products. Still, Silver Star’s 86% sales growth on Amazon on Friday was out of proportion to what the e-retailer expected. “That is a much stronger lift than we saw through November up to that point,” MacDonald says. in the United States has not yet shared any sales figures, but in the United Kingdom says Friday was its biggest sales day to date. It says it sold 7.4 million items on Friday, up from about 5.5 million a year earlier.

ChannelAdvisor Corp. data shows average year-over-year sales growth on Friday of 20.8% for its merchant clients selling through Amazon’s marketplace. Across all channels it tracks, Friday growth was 20.3%, with Google Shopping growing the most year over year at 40.3%. Growing a lesser amount on Friday were sales on eBay Inc.’s marketplace, growing sales 1.5%. ChannelAdvisor chairman Scot Wingo notes that eBay took a different tack on Black Friday, focusing its marketing promotions on collectibles and precious metals sales, which may have affected the draw for consumers seeking deals on TVs and toys.

At handbag and luggage e-retailer eBags Inc., though, eBay performed better than it has for years, says co-founder Peter Cobb. “EBay sales crushed it, hitting a single-day all-time high,” Cobb says. EBags’ previous high day on eBay was Black Friday in 2011. Without revealing figures, Cobb says the e-retailer’s sales yesterday on eBay were up 64% from the 2011 high.

EBay did not reveal how the marketplace performed in aggregate on Black Friday, but did point out hot-selling items. Consumers bought more than 15,000 Star Wars items and more than 11,000 discounted iTunes gift cards.’s sales on Amazon on Friday also increased, up 63.7% year over year, Cobb says. He says the product assortment eBags has offered through Amazon has remained consistent and has always done well, and that this year eBags participated in some Lightning Deals promotions on Amazon, which delivered sales. Lightning Deals are limited-time deals offered on Amazon that get promoted to consumers. Across all channels, sales growth was in the mid-teens for eBags.

EBags on Saturday was doing what a lot of other e-retailers were doing: It extended its Black Friday offers so consumers had an extra 24 hours to shop the deals. EBags sent an email to customers this morning with the subject line: “Extended: Bag your Black Friday deals before they are gone” and continued its 20% off sitewide promotion. Cobb says as of noon, Saturday sales were up 50% year over year.

Other Top 500-ranked e-retailers extending Black Friday offers—many of which were available on Thanksgiving as well—into Saturday include Inc. (No. 31), Edible Arrangements (No. 113), Tabcom’s (No. 312), Gap Inc.’s (No. 18) and (No. 328).’s email to consumers read: “Who forgot to turn off the sale?” and offered $12 t-shirts, a 40% discount and free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Neiman Marcus (No. 43), which ran into problems on Friday with intermittent site outages that lasted for several hours, also extended its offers through 6 p.m. Saturday.

Promotional email is playing a big role in clinching holiday weekend sales. Consumers responding to email messages accounted for 25.1% of website visits that resulted in sales on Black Friday, according to marketing platform vendor Custora, which tracked transactions across more than 200 e-retailers. Email was the top place the sales process started, followed by organic search (21.1%), direct traffic (17.4%), paid search (16.3%), affiliate marketing (12.3%), other (5.1%), social media (1.7%) and display advertising (1.1%). “The fact that once again this year, email marketing was the top online marketing channel on Black Friday shows how important email is to winning in e-commerce during the holiday season, and throughout the year,” says Corey Pierson, Custora CEO.

U.S. e-retailers sent email with greater frequency than years past, says Jim Davidson, head of research at marketing services firm Bronto Software. 42.4% of the more than 400 e-retailers tracked sent two or more promotional messages on Thanksgiving, up from 37.0% that did so a year ago. 51.8% sent two or more on Friday, up from 43.8% a year ago.

While many e-retailers on Saturday continued the deals they offered on Friday to make the most of Black Friday fervor, market-leader moved onto the next big sales event, Cyber Monday, in its messaging. Amazon’s message to consumers today used the subject line: “Cyber Monday deals week starts today.

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Faster Than a Ferrari and It Was 3D Printed?!

November 21, 2015 Leave a comment
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Personalised fittings, sweat and LOTS of lubricant

November 19, 2015 Leave a comment

One woman finds out what it takes to pull off latex like Kim Kardashian as the star’s go-to designer makes a bespoke dress for her

  • Rita Ora, Lady Gaga and Kate Moss love designs by Atsuko Kudo
  • Atsuko custom-made a latex dress for our writer, just like she did for Kim
  • Involves a detailed fitting and lots of lubricant
  • Atsuko has her sights set on dressing the Queen in rubber suit

Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora have been making headlines for rocking latex this year but they’re not the first – and the won’t be the last – to show off the risque look.

Once the sartorial statement of choice in sex clubs, latex, PVC and wet-look leather has been treated to a high fashion makeover but can real women pull off the skin-tight look? Or do you need the body – and the confidence – of an A-lister to wear it?

FEMAIL called on the designer behind Kim and Rita’s famous looks to custom design a latex dress from scratch for one of our writers – who says she’s never felt more confident.

Can ANYONE pull off latex like Kim Kardashian? MailOnline writer Hanna Flint had a dress custom-made by the star's favourite designer, Atsuko Kudo, and she felt 'amazing' in her showstopping outfit 

Can ANYONE pull off latex like Kim Kardashian? MailOnline writer Hanna Flint had a dress custom-made by the star’s favourite designer, Atsuko Kudo, and she felt ‘amazing’ in her showstopping outfit

Kim Kardashian wore her Kudo latex dress in September Hanna had her own version custom made to prove that you don't have to be a megastar to rock the risque fabric

From Kate Moss to Dita Von Teese, Atsuko Kudo has designed latex outfits for a who’s who of showbiz and Kim just can’t get enough of the skin-tight looks.

Plus, judging by the catwalks at fashion week, it will be filling our wardrobes in months to come, so Hanna Flint, our 26-year-old writer, was in safe hands.

Hanna, who is a size 12, visited Atsuko’s studio in Islington, north London, for a fitting – as while her designs can be bought off the rack (something Rita Ora does), Atsuko recommends that she fits all of her clients either in person or online.

‘It’s a really personal experience,’ explains the brand’s managing director, Simon Hoare.

‘Latex is perfect for a special moment and it’s all about feeling and looking great in it. You have to commit to putting in the time to get a fitting so that the final outfit looks like it’s painted on.’


From Kate Moss to Dita Von Teese, Atsuko Kudo has designed latex outfits for a who's who of showbiz so Hanna Flint, our 26-year-old writer, was in safe hands

Hanna and the team decided the black suited her skin tone and hair colour so she had one made from scratch and had to use lubricant to slip into the dress for the final shoot

Hanna said that maybe with a strategically placed blouse or jacket, she could reduce the focus of her top half for a night out on the town

Hanna said that maybe with a strategically placed blouse or jacket, she could reduce the focus of her top half for a night out on the town

Hanna and the team decided the black suited her skin tone and hair colour so she had one made from scratch.

The process involves gluing the latex together to the customer’s precise measurements and requirements.

Once I stepped out and saw myself I had to admit, it was a pretty “wow” moment

Explaining the experience, Hanna said: ‘At the fitting, Atsuko and the team brought out a few options for me to try, but at first they didn’t take my measurements rather took a look at me and gauged which size would fit.

‘Clearly they have a good eye for it as the dresses actually fitted very well on the body, though they had to make my bust size and cup bigger (just like Kim!).

‘I definitely needed a hand putting on the dress, and the stylist put talc on the inside of the dress so it could slip on better. I say slip, but that wasn’t the case as there was a lot of pulling and squeezing to make sure the seams were lined up and there wasn’t any ridges in the latex.

‘Once I stepped out and saw myself I had to admit, it was a pretty “wow” moment. I do have some lumps and bumps but the dress really streamlined it and I really get why Kim is such a fan. I actually really liked the black dress with the plunging neckline, because as a woman with a bust, it’s hard to wear that sort of cut without accidentally suffering a nipple slip! Thanks to the tight latex there was no danger of that.

‘It’s amazing how 15 minutes in the dress can become rather hot work and after trying on three, I did feel thoroughly flushed. Hats off to Ella Eyre who rocked an Atsuko Kudo latex dress for her energetic concert recently!’.

Atsuko Kudo takes Hanna's measurements in her Islington boutique

Atsuko Kudo takes Hanna’s measurements in her Islington boutique Is that Kim Kardashian? Writer Hanna is proof that you don’t have to be a reality star or celebrity to look sensational – and super stylish – in skintight latex

And a few days later, Hanna received her bespoke design.

‘Finally putting on the custom-made dress was amazing,’ said Hanna, of the final shoot.

‘It fitted perfectly to my shape and bust size but I would probably need a hand to get it on in the first place – and maybe when I visit the ladies’ room.

‘The great thing about the latex is that once it’s in position, it does streamline your figure.

‘Kim probably has more confidence to wear such a cleavage-enhancing dress on the town than me, but maybe with a strategically placed blouse or jacket I could reduce the focus of my top half for a night out.

‘I probably wouldn’t wear it to go dancing in. It does get a little hot under the latex and I doubt Kim would be seen with a sweat on.’

While Hanna opted for a copy Kim look, Atsuko emphasises that you don’t necessarily have to wear head-to-toe latex.

She said: ‘I make accessories, millinery, shorts and skirts so you can mix and match.’

Atsuko first discovered the fabric when she was at fashion college in Japan 20 years ago.

She was tasked with finding a quirky material on the high street and ventured into a sex shop and from that day made it her mission to create clothes using latex.

Hanna, 26, tries out a skintight latex cocktail dress with cap sleeves and plunging V-neck in Atsuko’s shop

Hanna is measured for her bespoke, strappy, cleavage-enhancing latex dress, which is just like Kim's

After moving to London, she started brand her eponymous brand in 2000 and was credited with being the first designer to offer a feminine take on latex.

Her work quickly got picked up by Dita Von Teese and iconic photographer Steven Meisel used four pages of Eva Mendes wearing the fabric in Italian Vogue in 2007.

‘That was such a moment,’ recalled Simon. ‘It looked so great and sexy on her; that was the real turning point.’

Other stars were quickly recognising the brand and Atsuko was dressing Lady Gaga non-stop from 2008.

Atsuko dressed her when she was supporting The Pussy Cat Dolls on tour, as well as for most of her music videos, including Telephone with Beyonce, who she also dressed.

Rita Ora covers up her pink latex clash with Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora showed up to a party on Thursday night in near-identical latex dresses by famed designer, Atsuko Kudo, and they're just two of the stars jumping on the bandwagon

Both designs were by Atsuko Kudo and while Kim, 34, went for a high-collared look, Rita's came with a metal adorned choker

Hanna tried on Rita and Kim's favourite blush-coloured latex shade too at the shop before finally settling on the black option, which better suited her skin tone and hair colour

Hanna tried on Rita and Kim’s favourite blush-coloured latex shade too at the shop before finally settling on the black option, which better suited her skin tone and hair colour

Another major moment came when for the brand when Lady Gaga asked Atsuko to dress her for her meeting with the Queen, who the designer cites as her ‘dream client’.

‘I would love to dress the queen in a latex suit, a colourful one – with a hat.’

On a standard week day, Kate Moss and Rita Ora may ‘rock up’ at the brand’s shop in Islington, and Kim may well be unveiling more looks in the coming months.

Simon said: ‘She tends to save her latex looks for special moments. It divides opinion but, overall, because Kim is so curvy, it has made a lot of curvier women think “if she is wearing it, then I am going to give it a go”.

‘She is the first iconic figure for some time in fashion who has had real curves. And Kanye certainly likes her in it.’

Kim Kardashian rocks up to Madonna’s party in pink LATEX

Kim has long championed the material and made headlines when she wore a  look by same the designer back in November for a fragrance launch in Australia

The co-founder of the label said that they have met with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star to discuss her beloved latex outfits

Kim has long championed the material and made headlines when she wore a look by same the designer back in November for a fragrance launch in Australia, left, and to watch husband Kanye perform, right

Mrs Kanye West isn't the only celebrity to wear Atsko Kudo designs: the elaborate red dress Lady Gaga wore to meet Queen Elizabeth in 2009 was created by the designer

Ella Eyre wore one of the designs on stage at her recent gig - and proved you can jump around in it

Sarah, Duchess of York, trialled the style in a subtle fashion

Sarah, Duchess of York, left, Kate Moss, centre, and singer Charli XCX, right, have all trailed the tren


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The Vionic Innovation Lab

November 19, 2015 Leave a comment
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How Shoppers Want to Communicate with Brands Away from PCs

November 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Print is No. 1

Mobile phones, and especially smartphones, have made doing just about anything on the go easy. So it stands to reason that mobile phones would be the main way consumers would communicate with brands when they weren’t sitting in front of a computer.

Preferred Methods of Communicating with Brands and Retailers When Away from a Computer According to US Internet Users, Aug 2015 (% of respondents)

In fact, according to MarketingSherpa, print ads were US internet users’ preferred way to stay in touch with brands and retailers when away from a computer. Nearly half of those polled in August said so.

Email on smartphone was 10 points behind, followed by radio ads and text messages. Several other responses referred to smartphone-related communication as well, including a brand’s mobile app, at 12%, push notifications, at 6%, and in-app ads, at 4%.

Print is unquestionably still a popular source for promotions. Coupon users are more likely to rely on newspapers for their clipping fix than any other channel, and internet users even told MarketingSherpa they liked getting information from brands and retailers in the (snail) mail more than via email.

Ad Formats that Are Most Effective at Persuading US Internet Users to Buy a Company's Products, by Demographic, Sep 2015 (% of respondents in each group)

US internet users polled by emarsys in September 2015 reported being more influenced by print ads than most other formats, including email, social media and mobile.

Similarly, those polled by AudienceSCAN in February were more likely to say they had taken action because of ads or coupons in their mailbox than in any other location.

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