Once considered to be complete science fiction, 3D printers are not only here to stay in everyday life, but there’s a best 3D printer for each budget and use case, too.
Anycubic, known for its stylish 3D printers with yellow cases, is a great example of this, with multiple printers available across different price points. Some, like the Anycubic Photon Mono 4K, are ideal for beginners, while the Anycubic Photon Mono X is a solid advanced user option as it offers larger build options. Then there’s the Anycubic Photon M3 Max, which can print items up to 13 x 11.7 x 6.5 inches in size.
The best part is that all three of them are currently discounted at Amazon, with 30% off the Anycubic Photon Mono 4K, 20% off the Anycubic Photon Mono X, and $260 off of the Anycubic Photon M3 Max. Each includes Anycubic’s Photon Workshop software, too.
The cheapest option, the Mono 4K, takes its name from the 4K screen included in the base. It prints quickly, with a single layer taking just 1.5 seconds, and a 4.7-inch model being ready in around 2.5 hours.
The Mono X printer is a fast, quiet option that can be controlled via an app or the integrated display, and a new UV cooling system makes it more efficient with heat, too.
The Photon M3 Max offers a 13.6-inch display for previewing your builds before getting to work, and it can print objects up to around the size of a number 5 rugby ball (that’s the manufacturer’s comparison). It includes resin, so you can get started right out of the box.
Each of the three printers has a user review score between four and five stars, with all being praised for their ease of use and build quality, as well as the results from printing.
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