One of the big aspects with when designing the Eris, SeeMeCNC wanted a printer that would be cost effective to ship completely assembled. If you haven’t seen their Rostock Max, when assembled it is huge. All boxed up the Eris is 23 inches tall and 13 inches wide. It only weighed 13 pounds and 4 ounces for my kit though I expect that to be a touch higher with documentation included. With my printer being the first one all boxed up there are a few differences from what you might see if you picked this up in a retail shop for example. The box is all white with the SeeMeCNC lettering and the eye logo as well. Up top, it has a handle and their eyes peeking through the handle hole as well. They also slipped in a play on words with the Print OUTSIDE the box on top. The box is designed to have a color printed sticker on two of the four corners that will brighten things up and put the Eris name on the box. I also heard that if the Eris ends up in a full retail setting you would see it with a full color slide on as well.
Inside the box the Eris sits up near the top with an x shaped foam panel holding it in place on the top and bottom as well as a cardboard liner. Pulling the printer out is extremely simple due to its built in handle being right up on top. I’m told most printers will also come wrapped up in a bag to keep it clean and ready to print.
Up under the printer and the second foam panel is a third panel. This one has the 1 pound of filament that the Eris comes (ours was blue) with along with all of the included accessories. The filament comes vacuum sealed to keep moisture out, if you don’t already know most filaments absorb moisture in the air and can become hard to work with once they get too much. Also inside is the laptop style power adapter, a USB cord, a scraper to pop off your prints, and a spool stand. The scraper is actually a spatula that you would see in painting as well as cake making but this one has the SeeMeCNC eyes burnt into the side.