We’re back with Round 2! Last time, we reviewed and discussed Photon Mono 4K, an upgraded version of the Photon Mono that my partner and I already have in our 3D printing arsenal. This week, we are recovering and diving into Photon Mono X, a 3D plastic printer with more real estate for our coveted army of undead.
While Anycubic tends to be frugal on packaging, what has been put in place to get us on our journey hasn’t made much of an impression. A grubby, brown box with minimal branding holds what will single-handedly take over our entire weekend and weekends are sure to come. Like the Photon Mono 4K, we get to see the user manual, a pair of gloves, a repair kit, a funnel, a plastic scraper, an LCD screen protector and an SD card reader with a test print file is included. There is also a nice little yellow duster for dusting! Dust particles and pet hair can easily damage prints, so it’s important to keep the plastic bin clean and your work area tidy.
- Price: $749 – currently $429 on Website Anycubic
- System: ANYCUBIC Photon Mono X
- Operation: 3.5 inch touch screen
- Software: ANYCUBIC Photon workshop
- Verbinding: USB
- Technologie: LCD-gebaseerde SLA
- Light source: high quality filament? 405nm wavelength?
- XY resolution: 0.050mm 3840 * 2400? 4K?
- Z axis resolution: 0.01mm
- Res Grade: 0.01-0.15mm
- Print speed: MAX 60mm/h
- Nominaal vermogen: 120W
- Printer size: 270mm (L) * 290mm (W) * 475mm (H)
- Build volume: 192mm (L? * 120mm (W? * 245mm? H?
- Material: 405nm . UV Resin
- Net Weight: ~ 10.75kg
Upgrading and setup is as easy as before with a full-color instruction booklet – albeit with some English localization issues. With the help of images, any confusing instructions are immediately resolved and we can immediately return to the printing process.
Our first impressions after assembly: you definitely get your money’s worth in the building plate space. With a huge build area of 192mm (L) x 120 mm (W) x 245 mm (H), we were able to print some smaller thumbnails or 2-3 larger aberrations. The Photon Mono X has an 8.9-inch 4K Monochrome LCD that, according to the Anycubic website, can last several thousand hours. While we can’t necessarily test that in the review, it makes sense that this much larger unit would use this type of display so it can allocate resources to carve out more details. at higher resolution in half the time.
The Photon Mono X has a plastic barrel large enough to print your dream army of skeletons.
While we don’t use it much, another new feature that comes with the Photon Mono X is the Remote Control App! With this app, you can track build times, start and stop prints, and even adjust printer settings. It’s a great addition if you have a print that needs to be processed in a few hours and don’t want to sit around the house in case the print gets messy. With the Remote App, you can work or play during your day and monitor print status so you don’t lose precious printing time. For a busy printer, it’s nice not to be in the same room constantly while working. I can get up and walk around, go to the store, or get some work done around the house without having to worry about coming home with an unexpectedly faulty print a few hours later.
Our current Anycubic print product line: Photon Mono, Photon Mono 4K, Photon Mono X and Wash & Cure Plus station.
With the Photon Mono X, there’s also a new feature related to the device’s signature yellow top cap. Although this feature is disabled by default, you can enable a new safe setting to turn off the printer immediately once the upper part has been removed. While it might not be so much of an issue with smaller units, it’s nice to see that they’ve taken that extra step for user safety.
The details that the Photon Mono X can engrave on large miniature paintings are breathtaking. Look at the skulls on the base!
In addition to the Photon Mono X, we also received the Anycubic Wash & Cure Plus station. As great as the Photon Mono X printer is, the Cure & Wash station has to be my new favorite addition to our printing station. You really don’t know what you’re missing until you experience the exceptional quality of life this beauty adds. We used to have a smaller, more cost-effective healing station and wash the miniatures by hand. The Wash & Cure Plus Station takes between 3-8 minutes depending on the size of the print job, rinsing thoroughly while treating shrinkage.
The Wash & Cure Station also works like a charm with its water-washable plastic (our favorite), making cleaning an absolute dream. Similar to the Photon Mono X, the Wash & Cure Plus station also features a safety stop so you don’t risk exposure to its powerful UV rays. Interestingly, the Wash & Cure Plus station is only about the same size as the Photon Mono X, so anything you can print on the Photon Mono X will fit in the drum.
Slowly but surely, our troops are starting to take shape. Now just to draw them.
The elephant in the room is of course the price. Compared to the Photon Mono 4k’s $289, the Photon Mono X is usually a whopping $759 (although it’s currently on sale for a fantastic $429 at Amazon). official store). For that price increase, you get a lot more printing space, more detailed prints, remote control, increased safety features, better quality LCD and fast print times. than. With that said, Anycubic always has high sales throughout the year, and especially around Christmas time. Even with the holidays over, you can buy the Photon Mono X for $429 during their Winter sale! It’s a great deal if you’re looking to upgrade your print space. You don’t even have to be a seasoned printer to get it. Our assembly and printing process is the same as for the Photon Mono 4K, and the experience is extremely beginner-friendly.
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