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Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K Highlights

Last Updated: February 28th, 2023

The Phrozen Mini 8K is a reliable small resin printer with one of the highest XY-resolutions available on the market.

It brings one of the best XY resolutions to date, dual linear rails, an increase in build volume, and a laser-etched build plate.

This printer is ideal for tight tolerances, jewelry casting, commercial items, and those that have splash cash. For cheaper options, check out other small resin printers like the Mono 4K, Mars 3, or Mini 4K.

Phrozen Mini 8K

$400+

Resolution: 0.022mm (XY) 0.01mm (Z)

7.1" 8K Screen ($130)
Print Volume: 165mm (L) 72mm (W) 180mm (H)

Mini 8K Highlights

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What's New

  • The Mini 8K's enhanced XY resolution of 0.022mm will be perfect for miniatures that are not going to be painted, jewelry, and precision parts.
  • The Mini 8K will use dual linear rails, providing reinforcement against wobble.
  • The build plate will be etched similar to Anycubic's Ultra DLP printer - this is intended to allow resin to more effectively bond onto the plate.
Sonic Mini 8K Parts

Mini 8K Specifications

  • Release Year: 2021
  • Release Price: $500
  • Assembly: Fully
  • Build Volume: 165 x 73 x 180 mm
  • XY Resolution: 0.022 mm
  • Screen: 7.1" 8K (7500 x 3240)
  • LED Intensity: ~2.07 mW/cm2
  • Compatible Slicers: Lychee, Chitubox, PrusaSlicer (UVtools)
  • Power Requirement: 50 W
  • Dimensions: 290 x 290 x 430 mm
  • Weight: 29 lbs (13 kg)
4K vs 8K

Pros

  • One of the better XY resolutions on the market, even competing with professional resin printers.
  • Print quality and reliability increase from the dual linear rails.
  • Larger build volume than DLP printers.

Cons

  • The Mini 8K will be locked into Chitubox until there is any solution on that front.
  • The retail price will be ≈$600, which is high for its size, but that is okay since the Mini 8K is a stepping stone between entry-level and prosumer.
Print Example

Final Thoughts

  • The Mini 8K will be perfect for entities printing jewelry, dental, general molds, models that are not going to be painted, or precision parts.
  • The Mini 8K would not be recommended for individuals that plan on painting miniatures - the detail you gain will be lost as you layer paint.
  • The fact that the Mini 8K will be locked to Chitubox is a serious downside and I sincerely hope that the issue is resolved so that everyone can freely choose what slicing software they wish to use.

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