Saturday, August 2, 2014

Print Your Face in Mayonnaise

As part of their summer "Hellmann's Summer Hacks" campaign, Hellmann’s (yes, the mayonnaise company) released a video of it's 3D mayonnaise printer.  The printer is delta style (see image on right) and resides in a food truck.

The blogosphere is calling it a "mayo selfie" however it doesn't seem to strictly adhere to the requirement that you... umm... take the picture yourself?

The "BBQ lab" takes your picture, uses some software, and then prints your face on your hamburger. In my cynicism, I might also argue that it is not necessarily 3D printing, since there is only one layer. It's more like a giant mayo Sketchy.

Although this certainly sounds like something the Bay Area would be into (though, do people eat mayo out here?), the promotion is currently being marketed in the United Kingdom.

You can watch the video below, or read this post about it.  Apparently, Hellmann's is not the first, nor will it be the last, company to jump on trendy 3D printing - Oreo has it's own 3D printing capabilities at SXSW earlier this year.


  1. Hi guys! Your blog is awesome and you guys have done a lot of cool stuff with 3D printing. You should check out my animated 3D printing infographic. I think you will think it is very cool. Maybe you can share it here on the blog if you like it! Thanks, Matt

  2. A mayo selfie, that is so awesome! Your blog seriously has the coolest stuff! I may have to stop by more often.

  3. A mayo selfie, that is so funny! Your blog seriously has the coolest stuff. I may have to visit more often...