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Stratasys raises the bar on color 3D printing with VeroUltra™.

aaron pearson
Aaron Pearson April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

Once again, Stratasys is setting the standard for full-color multi-material 3D printing, thanks to new materials for PolyJet™ 3D printers that give product designers breathtaking realism and graphic sharpness for opaque materials.


The addition of new VeroUltra™ White and VeroUltra™ Black materials provide an important realism boost for many prototyping projects. The materials simulate high-quality opaque plastic parts, even when they are very thin. Text and labels on bottles and packaging are sharp enough to meet 2D graphic standards. Color contrast is enhanced where high color separation is expected. Finally, the materials give a significant realism boost to the simulation of natural materials such as wood, fabrics, and marble.

PolyJet 3D printing continues to be the best-in-class modeling solution for designers as we continuously improve. What seemed impossibly realistic last year is even better this year.  

Gravity girl statue VeroUltra material.

Historically, accurately simulating color, material and finish, or “CMF,” has been a very expensive and time-consuming part of the process. Over the last few years, Stratasys has been dramatically changing the equation with its PolyJet™ solutions for designers. The company has introduced PANTONE® Validated colors so the colors in your hand match the colors on the screen. Materials like VeroUltra Clear have introduced properties like glass-like clarity or flexibility. Software formats like 3MF have streamlined the workflow so high-fidelity modeling takes little more than just click and print.


The new opaque colors extend realism to even more prototyping applications, such as bottle labels, mobile devices, back-lit screens and panels, and dolls. Designers are taking notice. 

“The color quality is superb,” says Dennis Harroun, a part designer based in Albuquerque, N.M., in the southwestern U.S. His firm, Mana Digital Albuquerque, develops 3D-printed models for games, toys, jewelry, and the film industry, and has been beta testing the new materials with Stratasys printers. “Stratasys’ opacity is by far the best I’ve seen from 3D printing, hands down, and it would be extremely difficult to replicate the quality through any other modeling method.”


The new opaque color materials are available now for the J8 Series™ and J7 Series™ 3D printers and in June for the J55™ 3D printer. Learn more on the VeroUltra materials page.


Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.



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