Monthly Archives: July 2014

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It’s July and the summer is officially here. Now is the perfect time to show off your makes in the sun. Here’s our round-up of the best prints to help you make the most of summer.

Picnic Prints

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Make your picnics memorable with fun and colourful prints. How about this smart Snack ‘Stache. It is divided in two to keep your snacks separate and comes with a slide on lid to keep them fresh in your picnic hamper. Talking of keeping things fresh, why not print off a handy bag clip to reseal snack bags when you’re out and about.

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For an extra special picnic this Hexagonal Champagne Glass by Linxer is the perfect print. We made one in Cyber Yellow to add some technopop to our picnic.

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For the classic Wimbledon-style strawberry snack you’ll find this simple strawberry huller by Daniel Noree is  handy. It’s small, quick to print and makes de-stalking strawberries easier than ever. If you’re taking your pooch out with you on your picnic, be sure to print this Dog Bowl Water Bottle Carrier by Chad Ruble  to keep your best buddy hydrated.  Of course you may just want to get out for a bike ride in the sun. You can still enjoy a nice coffee though by printing out a handy Bicycle Coffee Cup Holder by James le Febvre.  Simply print in a cool colour, attach to your cycle, insert coffee cup and off you go with your caffeine-loaded bike!

Festival Fun

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Summer just would not be the same without a bit of  festival action. These shutter shades by Umake are essential printing for some serious partying. After dancing all night you’ll be glad of prints that turn your plastic drinks bottles into portable showers.

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This small one by Hiroaki Nishimura connects to your average 500ml bottle. If you want one that connects to a 1litre bottle you can find a print by Mark Edmondson here  (yes, we know it’s meant for watering plants but why not use it to water yourself?)! Finally, for making a bit of noise, you should print these fantastic maracas by Ultimaker.

On the Beach

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There are some great prints out there to make your beach trips extra fun. Why not start a large hollow Tardis by Max Beach.  Use it to make sandcastles that strike fear into the hearts of Cybermen, Daleks and Sea Devils! You’ll need a shovel though, and you can find a great one for printing here.

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Going for a dip? Make sure you have somewhere to stash your cash and keys.This Lolly Box is the perfect accessory for the job!

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And when you’ve finished your swim, tame unruly tresses with this Shark Comb.

These are just a few of our favourite summer makes. So what will you be printing this season?