The new Anycubic Mono 4K is primarily just a Photon Mono with a resolution boost. The Mono 4K essentially has the same build volume, but it bumps the XY resolution from 0.05mm to 0.035mm. At a pre-order price of $270, the Mono 4K is a slightly cheaper alternative to the Phrozen Mini 4K or Elegoo Mars 3. Another benefit over the Photon Mono, is that this printer comes with a screen protector by default. For those new to resin printers, the Mono 4K is a solid pick, but if you already have a small 2K printer, this does not really warrant a upgrade. Keep in mind that pre-orders can have kinks and that it can take time for the printer to be supported by slicers like Lychee.
- The Photon Mono 4K comes with a screen protector, which is a first for the Anycubic printers.
- The Photon Mono 4K has an adjustable UV power level, similar to the Mono X and SQ.
- 6.2" Monochrome LCD (3840 x 2400 px)
- Plastic Vat
- XY Resolution: 0.035mm
- Build Volume: 132 x 80 x 165mm
- Layer Thickness: 0.01-0.15mm
- Printer Size: 227 x 222 x 383mm
- Power Consumption: 45 W
- Screen protector built-in by default.
- Adjustable UV power from 30-100%.
- The Mono 4K is only available with their Photon Workshop slicer, but Anycubic is "trying to make it compatible with Chitubox and Lychee".
- The printer, just like the Photon Mono, comes with a pre-assembled FEP. This will prevent using your own FEP sheet, but this can be considered convenient if you're willing to pay the slightly higher price tag.
- The Mono 4K will be a perfect option for jewelry casting, commercial products, non-painted figures, or anyone with splash cash to get higher quality prints, even if the printer brings diminishing returns.
- For anyone just getting into resin 3D printing, we recommend going for the Photon Mono or Mars 2 in order to save money and determine if MSLA is right for you.
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