Design Brief

Ever wanted to 3D print your own candy? Well now’s your chance to not only work with the awesome Katjes Magic Candy Factory, but to have a chance of winning one of their exclusive Magic Candy Machines (worth in excess of £30,000), currently not available to buy anywhere in the world.

Remember, this is a real job opportunity! Katjes Magic Candy Factory is booming and will be looking for more talented designers to join in their wizardry throughout the competition.

Katjes Magic Candy Factory is the world’s first 3D gummy candy printer which gives the customer’s imagination all the power and allow them to create truly customized & delicious gifts and treats.

Your brief is to design fun, consumer friendly candy shapes for Katjes Magic Candy Factory to use in their machines.

Want to win? Don’t forget to download our Katjes Magic Candy Factory designer resources and guidelines - Printing in candy provides its own challenges and constraints which we have outlined in this easy to read guide.

Designs must be support free, and print at a resolution of 1.2mm within a base depth (x-axis) of 60mm.

Please have a look at Katjes Magic Candy Factories demo to see a full list of products that are already available. Originality is the key to success in this!

Good luck!

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How to win:

Okay, so you want to become a magician and win your very own Katjes Magic Candy Factory? Here are some top tips to becoming your very own Willy Wonka!

Step 1: Think about the brief, the brand and the demographic your designs should be aimed at (family friendly).
Step 2: Submit multiple designs.
Step 3: Understand the constraints of the machine. Designs must fit within a build depth of 60mm (x axis) and be support free.
Step 4: Keep it simple - designs must be optimised to print well at 1.2mm resolution.
Step 5: Use the designer resources, examples and guides provided.
Step 6: Read through and understand the terms of submission at the bottom fo the page.


The Lucky winner will win an exclusive Katjes Magic Candy Factory printer along with a year's supply of Gummy Candy for the machine worth £30,000! (currently not available to buy anywhere in the world.)

Become a magician! Katjes Magic Candy Factory are looking for more designers to join their team, so make sure to put your best foot forward and make the most of this awesome opportunity!

Judging process:

Read the submission terms at the bottom of this page.

Submit your design using the submit button above before the deadline of the 6th of December 2016.

Submissions that meet the design constraints will be test printed in gummy candy and photographed by the MMF team.

The lucky winner will be selected by a judging panel comprised of Katjes Magic Candy Factory's “Head Magicians”!

About Katjes Magic Candy Factory

Katjes Magic Candy Factory are the world’s first 3D printer for candy. They create complete customisation as consumers can print their face, a 3D shape, message or logo in one of eight delicious Vegan flavours.

All the ingredients are made from real fruit and vegetable extracts, are allergen free and are Kosher and Halal friendly.

The 3D printers are also the fastest in the development segment as each print takes less than just 5 minutes.

The ground-breaking hardware and software have made 3D printing accessible to the public for the first time ever, and the response has been extraordinary.

In less than 12 months, KMCF have launched across Europe, the Middle East and the USA and have won several prestigious awards.

Candy design tips and constraints

Remember - Gummy candy requires a different set of parameters to filament.

Tip 1: Small details will be lost - OVER EXAGGERATE DETAILS by extruding deeper and spacing further apart.
Tip 2: Gummy candy has no support - Your designs must be support free.
Tip 3: Minimise overhangs - Gummy candy drys a lot slower than PLA / ABS and so will not support overhang angles as well (if at all).
Tip 4: Use the pyramid rule - keep your design wider than it is tall with all angles going in towards the center.
Tip 5: Keep it simple - the resolution for the Candy Printers is very low (1.2mm) so fine details will be lost.
Tip 5: Don’t forget to download our Katjes Magic Candy Factory designer resources and guidelines to maximise your chance of winning!

Terms of submission

Katjes Magic Candy Factory Ltd. reserves the rights to use any designs submitted in this competition as printable content for their machines, for all commercial and noncommercial purposes.

* Submitted designs will NOT go live on the site.

** Participants may only submit designs their own, original designs.

*** By submitting your design you agree to the above terms of submission.

**** The winner will have to sign an NDA and agreement with Katjes Magic Candy Factory not to disclose the IP of their candy printer in order to be eligible to receive it.

***** Participant's email address will be shared with magic candy factory upon submission.

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