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Anycubic Photon Mono 4K Highlights

Last Updated: November 16th, 2021

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.

Anycubic Mono 4K


Resolution: 0.035mm (XY) 0.01mm (Z)

6.2" 4k Screen ($70)
Print Volume: 132mm (L) 80mm (W) 165mm (H)

Mono 4K Highlights

Anycubic Mono 4K

What's New

  • 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.
Mono 4K Screen Protector


  • 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
Mono 4K


  • 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.

Final Thoughts

  • 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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