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Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K Highlights

Last Updated: October 20th, 2021

The new Phrozen Mini 8K sports a few improvements for a consumer resin printer and the pre-order starts on October 20, 2021. The printer starts at $350 during the pre-order and will bump up towards $600 for retail. It brings one of the best XY resolutions to date, dual linear rails, a small bump in build volume, and a laser-etched build plate.

For $50 off your Mini 8K pre-order use the code MINI8K50.

When you use the code 4D152021 on the US Amazon you can get 15% off Phrozen printers, resin, and accessories. This knocks printers like the Mighty 4K down to ≈$510 and ABS-Like resin to $28 a kg bottle.

Sonic Mini 8K Parts

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.
4K vs 8K

Specifications

  • 7.1" Monochrome LCD (7500 x 3240 px)
  • Metal Vat
  • XY Resolution: 0.022mm
  • Build Volume: 165 x 72 x 180mm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.01-0.30mm
  • Printer Size: 290 x 290 x 420mm
Print Example

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.

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.

Phrozen Mini 8K

$500-700

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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Photo Credits: Phrozen Technology

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