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Anycubic Photon Mono SQ Highlights

Last Updated: October 13th, 2021

The new Anycubic Mono SQ can be best described as the Mono X's baby brother. The Mono SQ is slightly larger than the Photon Mono, but it retains the features found in the Mono X. For $400 the Photon Mono SQ sports a 128 x 120 x 200mm build volume and an adjustable UV power level. To compare the SQ with the Mono and Mono X.

What's New

  • The Photon Mono SQ is the first prominent small resin printer to feature an adjustable UV power level - the Mono X has this feature but is a medium printer.
  • The Mono SQ has the widest build area for a smaller resin printer, so wide that it is nearly a square (128x120mm).
Mono SQ Build Volume

Specifications

  • 6.9" Monochrome LCD (2560 x 2400 px)
  • Metal Vat
  • XY Resolution: 0.05mm
  • Build Volume: 128 x 120 x 200mm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.01-0.15mm
  • Printer Size: 270 x 220 x 445mm
  • Power Consumption: 66 W
Mono SQ

Pros

  • One of the largest build volumes for a smaller resin printer.
  • Wide build area.
  • Adjustable UV power.
  • Less power consumption than the Mono X.

Cons

  • The Mono SQ may be locked into Chitubox, we are awaiting confirmation.
  • The retail price is ≈$400, which is high considering that the larger Mono X is ≈$550. However, it does create another ladder rung to save money if you do not need the extra build volume of a medium printer.

Final Thoughts

  • The Mono SQ will be perfect for anyone who wants a larger build volume and wants to save some money by not purchasing a $500+ medium resin printer.
  • 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. If you need a larger bed and have the money, just go for a medium printer.

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