Best Resin 3D Printer – Budget Or Premium?

Finding the best resin 3D printer can be a challenge for new buyers just because of the amount of choice there is. Of course, there’s Anycubic and Elegoo, but there are more brands than ever before making 3D printing more accessible.

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It doesn’t matter if it’s a Hero Forge mini or a statue/bust project, a 2K 6-inch monochrome LCD screen is going to do the job for the most part. Most budget 3D printers have these specs and will produce some great detail providing users use a 45-degree angle and some solid supports (we would recommend auto supports on a slicer such as Chitubox).

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The Best Resin 3D Printer

Rather than making matters worse by giving users a bag full of printer options, we’ve picked three printers for a budget, mid-range and premium rank respectively. Not only does this mean we’re being inclusive for all of our readers, but it also gives our readers an idea of what bang they can get for their buck.

Best Budget: Anycubic Photon Mono 4K

Best Resin 3D Printer
Credit: Anycubic

Features:

  • Build plate: 132mm x 80mm x 165mm
  • LCD Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • LCD Size: 6.08 Inch
  • Connectivity: USB Thumb Drive

The Photon Mono 4K has quite possibly the best spec in class for a budget resin 3D printer. The previous photon mono model had a 2K monochrome screen and a slightly smaller build plate, making this a significant upgrade for around the same price point.

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There’s no wireless printing or build-in ventilation system, but who needs it? For around £250 users are getting 4K resolution prints, which will be far more than what’s needed for most prints. The fact is that Anycubic is a brand that delivers and the recent upgrades to their budget resin 3D printer are well worth the investment.

Best Mid-Range: ELEGOO Saturn S

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Credit: Elegoo Saturn S

Features:

  • Build plate: 196mm x 122mm x 210mm
  • LCD Resolution: 4098 x 2560
  • LCD Size: 9.1 Inch
  • Connectivity: USB Thumb Drive

Elegoo is another big name in resin 3D printers, and even produces its own ABS-Like resin that’s super flexible yet stronger than other brittle resins. This is arguably the best mid-range printer for enthusiasts looking for 4K quality prints.

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Its 9.1-inch screen is complemented by a supporting build plate that is great for printing out scenery and larger miniatures for tabletop gaming. It even has a built-in air purifier near the USB port which is ideal for those who don’t have a dedicated space for resin 3D printing.

Best Premium: Anycubic 3D Printer Photon Mono X 6K

Best Resin 3D Printer
Credit: Anycubic

Features:

  • Build plate: 245mm x 197mm x 122mm
  • LCD Resolution: 5760 x 3600
  • LCD Size: 9.25 Inch
  • Connectivity: USB Thumb Drive

For those having around £650 to spend, this is (in our humble opinion), the best premium 3D resin printer option. Its specifications speak for themselves with a massive 6K monochrome LCD resolution providing some crazy resolution. We know that a 2K LCD screen produces great details, but the difference between the two is like counting hairs on someone’s head. We know they’re there, but seeing them makes all the difference.

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users will be able to print almost any sized miniature in this bad boy with drastically reduced printing times when compared to previous models and the competition. For example, Photon mono X can print a 12CM model in 1.5 hours according to Anycubic.

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