3D Print with Polaroid

Get started with the ModelSmart 250S

The Polaroid ModelSmart 250S is a plug-and-play, easy-to-use desktop 3D printer that has been developed to enable anybody to get involved with 3D printing, even with little or no prior 3D experience.Simply take it out of the box, plug it in and press print. It really is that simple.

The easy-to-use Polaroid Prep software allows you to download and import models (with thousands of pre-existing designs already available for free), and print them with just a couple of a button.

For those more advanced users there are a small but comprehensive number of additional settings that allow you to make changes to your model prints if you wish to.

The Polaroid ModelSmart 250S is a 3D printer that was designed with education in mind.

With 3D design and modelling now being taught in schools, having the ability to print out physical 3D objects is becoming ever-more important, enabling students to test their model’s robustness, functionality and ergonomics by seeing their designs become a reality.

Its closed-unit design means that the ModelSmart 250S is perfect for any school environment as it is operated without fear of students being exposed to heated or moving parts.

You can print (standalone via SD card, or connected via PC) in a choice of 9 fantastic PLA colours, or even print in wood! The unique, easy-to-use Polaroid Prep printing software allows you to easily print in multiple colours as well as being able to adjust the layer height from 50micron to 350micron!

The smartchip on the filament ensures that sufficient material is available to finish a print and users are provided with print time and filament usage information before each print, easily allowing them to manage their prints and also identify the cost of each model printed.

Inbuilt Camera - The ModelSmart 250S is fitted with a Wi-Fi camera. This is accessed via a smartphone app. You can then monitor your prints remotely from anywhere you have Wi-Fi.

Auto Calibration and Auto Bed Levelling

- The Polaroid ModelSmart 250S includes an auto calibration and auto bed-levelling process, negating the need for any manual adjustments prior to print.
- Automatically calibrates the print bed before every print. No need for manual adjustments.


Large build volume and amazing print quality

- Large build area of 250(w) x 150(h) x 150(d) mm.
- Allows for large scale models or multiple models to be printed at the same time.
- Vertical resolution (or layer height) ranges from 50 to 350 micron; that is 0.05mm to 0.35mm per layer!
- Print speed ranges from 20mm/s to 100mm/s.


Polaroid Prep Software- The Polaroid Prep 3D printing software is your platform for effortlessly preparing, editing and printing your models. Import and edit .stl files (with thousands of pre-existing designs already available for free) and then it is as simple as 2 clicks to print!

- Multi-colour printing.
- Print multiple items at the same time.
- View, edit and save your print area before printing.
- See how long your print will take and how much material it will use.
- Download and print free models direct from our model library.
- Patented Helpful Printer Driver® for real-time accurate filament level.
- For those more advanced users there are a small but comprehensive number of Advanced Settings that allow you to make changes to the way your model prints if you choose to.


Helpful Printer Driver®- You can check your filament levels at any time while your printer is connected to your PC via the patented Helpful Printer Driver® solution within Polaroid Prep.
This will show you how much filament remains in your cartridge and it will also alert you when you are running close to the end.
There is also a convenient buy-now button which allows you to re-order from the comfort of your own home.

Multi Colour Printing- Although the Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D printer has only one extruder, you can easily print models in multiple colours.
By selecting Multi Colour in Polaroid Prep you can pre-set points on your model for the printer to automatically pause to allow you to change your filament to another colour. Opening the door during printing will also pause the printer to allow you to change your cartridge.
When saving your file, the software then tells you exactly how long your print will take and how much material it will require. The smartchip on the cartridge will then tell you if there is sufficient remaining to print the model you are trying to print. This means you will never run out of filament half way through printing a model!

Polaroid ROOT Play 3D Pen 

The Polaroid Play 3D Pen is a great introduction into the world of 3D printing for students, especially within the Art, Technology, Design and Engineering environments.

The opportunity for creating a tangible product is limitless. The ability to freehand draw allows the user to create any 3D model from the ground up adding in colour and texture for greater detail. This is perfect for anyone who loves arts and crafts. Whether creating bespoke models for a train set, creating 3D pictures for your wall or decorating your room with butterflies the applications of the 3D pen are truly unlimited.


Polaroid Trace App

- The Polaroid ROOT Play 3D Pen can be used by free-drawing 3D models or tracing over a stencil
- Simply visit the App Store or Google Play and download the Polaroid Play Trace App to your Smartphone or Tablet
- Place the screen protector provided onto your Smartphone or Tablet and then trace the existing or imported templates. Then simply assemble the parts together to create amazing 3D models
- Download existing templates from the internet or templates designed by yourself and bring them to life with the Polaroid ROOT Play 3D pen
- Alternatively, use the unique Polaroid Play Trace App ‘stencilize’ feature to create a stencil from your own photographs and then bring them to life in 3D