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Printed Fandom

Consumers turn to 3D printing for personal pop culture expression

Implications - Maker culture is expanding to digital customization as a way to boost fan appreciation. Customizing merchandise and TV memorabilia with 3D-printing techniques, consumers are using technology as a source for not only convenience, but pop culture involvement, allowing for a more customized form of fandom.
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