3DFunPrintz was created from a challenge posed by a crafty mum to her son Carl.
She could not use the Brother ScanNCut universal pen holder due to dexterity issues and found it frustrating that Sharpie pens wouldn't fit.
After an extensive amount of prototypes, testing and refining by Carl, the Sharpie holder and Universal Pen Holder for the ScanNCut were created. It was shared with crafty friends and Facebook groups, and very soon Carl was inundated with requests. 3D FunPrintz was born.
The Pen Holders are 3D printed with PLA filament, made with cornstarch and are recyclable. Prusa 3D printers are used in our print farm and every pen holder is quality checked to make sure it meets the exact standards you expect from 3DFunPrintz.
The product range has expanded and 3DFunPrintz now manufactures Carl's precise, registered designs for universal pen holders for the Silhouette Cameo 4, Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air Series, as well as foil quill adapters for the Cameo and ScanNCut which are manufactured using a special heat resistant filament. Thousands of customers now own a 3DFunPrintz product and recommend them to other crafters.
In October 2021, Carl decided to close down the business due to changing priorities and commitments, and posted on the original Facebook group that supported him so much.
Michelle Barker, a fellow crafter, who had seen the penholders and the many, many comments and rave reviews, asked her husband, Roy, if it was something they could incorporate into their family design engineering business. After much discussion with their daughter Maia, and lots of video calls with Carl, 3D FunPrintz was taken over by our family business on 20th November 2021.
We are committed to continuing Carl's high standards of manufacturing using his exact specifications and his excellent customer service. We will be keeping the trading business name as 3D FunPrintz.
With the final penholder designed by Carl currently being printed, one in the process of being designed and a fantastic new range of products being launched in the Spring, we're excited to see how 3D FunPrintz develops into 2022 and beyond.