The Best 4K 3D Resin Printers of 2021

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The age of affordable 4k Resin 3D Printers is upon us! Finally we can get Desktop 3D Printers at a realistic price level for consumers and hobbyists. This article won't focus on the plethora of options over $5000 that have been available for years. We are going to focus on affordable, decent 4K 3D Printers with home printing in mind.

Most modern 3D Resin Printers have a monochrome LCD screen. If the machines listed below use something else, we will mention this when we go over the specs.

4K Resin Printers are perfect for wargamers. Be they competition painters, fanatic painters, wargamers who enjoy crisp details and fast prints, as well as scenic crafters and people who want to play RPGs and Skirmish games on lavish tables, decked out with magnificent terrain and scenery.

This article will feature the machines that I will buy before the year is out.

This is not a review. This is me listing the devices that I think will help my business flourish in 2021. As you know we develop high-quality designer miniatures. We need reliable machines to test-print our products across several brands in order to ensure the highest possible quality to our customers.

The 3D Printers below are not listed in any particular order. I am extremely excited about these machines, because I am confident these will be the best 3D printers to print miniatures for wargaming and RPGs.

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1. The Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K

Phrozen has made a Beast of a machine.
The Sonic Mighty 4K is a stylish heavy weight.
It has a large build-plate. Which is exciting for wargamers because that means it can easily fit a tank or a vehicle in one single session.

Imagine having a 9.3" build-plate at your disposal.

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You will be banging out scenery in a matter of hours rather than days. Printing entire detachments.

But that's not all. Sonic Mighty 4K prints models in 4K quality. It might not be the exact same pixels per inch as smaller 4K printers. But the details are still insanely crisp and smooth.  This Machine performs even better when used with 4K 405nm Resin. But it works with any type of 405nm Photopolymer UV Resin made for 3D printing. 

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The Specs for the Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K

  • System: Phrozen OS
  • Operation: 2.8" Touch Panel
  • Slicer Software: CHITUBOX
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Technology: Resin 3D Printer - LCD Type
  • LCD Specification:  9.3" 4K Mono LCD
  • Light Source: 405nm ParaLED Matrix 2.0
  • XY Resolution: 52µm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.01-0.30mm
  • Printing Speed: 80mm/ hour
  • Power Requirement: AC100-240V~50/60Hz
  • Printer Size: 28 x 28 x 44 cm
  • Print Volume: 20 x 12.5 x 22 cm
  • Printer Weight: 8kg
  • FEP VAT Material: Plastic

Check out more pictures and info on the Official Phrozen Site.  

2. Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k

This is the Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K. The Mighty 4K's cute sister!

This beauty is a smaller rendition of the Mighty 4K. The best thing about this printer is that because it is smaller, and it's a 4k printer, it reaches 722 pixels per inch. Making the print quality unequaled. This machine is capable of printing EXTREMELY gorgeous minis.

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This printer is not for people who expect a large build plate. Let's be honest. You will not be printing a huge bust on this 3D printer. But if you are a semi-pro mini painter. Or a semi-pro miniature caster. This machine is for you. There is literally no other printer under $3000 that can match the quality of this device at the moment of writing. This will put unparalleled mini's within the reach of consumers looking for a high-quality desktop printer. This machine gets the best results with a dedicated 4K Resin. But it also works just fine on other 405nm UV resins. 

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The Specs for the Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K

  • System: Phrozen OS
  • Operation: 2.8" Touch Panel
  • Slicer Software: ChiTu Box V1.6.5
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Technology: Resin 3D Printer - LCD Type
  • Light Source: 405nm ParaLED Matrix 2.0
  • XY Resolution: 35 µm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.01-0.30mm
  • Printing Speed: 80mm/ hour
  • Power Requirement: AC100-240V~50/60Hz
  • Printer Size: L9.8 x W9.8 x H12.9 in
  • Print Volume: L5.2 x 2.9 x 5.1 in
  • Printer Weight: 5kg

Check out more pictures and info on the Official Phrozen Site  

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3. The Anycubic Mono X

Anycubic's printers are the stuff of legends. Droves of people enjoy them. And I am also a very big fan of this brand. This is another 4K 3D Printer with a huge build-plate.  It will be perfect to print a whole unit at once.
Imagine being able to print a Dragon or an epic Angel with its wings wide-spread in a single session. Its hard to describe how badly I am looking forward to the Anycubic Mono X. The Sleek Design will fit in great in my home office.  

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The way the Build-Plate is attached to the Z-axis looks super sturdy. Anycubic is know for its user friendly design. Really stoked about firing this bad-girl up! This machine is perfect for people that want to print an entire army fast. Or people who want to have a whole tavern ready in a single afternoon for tomorrow's DnD game.  

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The Specs for the Anycubic Mono X

● Operation : 3.5 " Touch Screen
● Software : ANYCUBIC Photon workshop
● Connectivity : USB
● Technology: LCD-based SLA
● Light-source: high-quality filament(wavelength 405nm)
● XY Res.: 0.050mm 3840*2400(4K)
● Z Axis Res.: 0.01mm
● Layer Res.: 0.01-0.15mm
● Printing Speed: MAX 60mm/h
● Rated Power: 120W
● Printer Size : 270mm(L)*290mm(W)*475mm(H)
● Build Volume: 192mm(L)*120mm(W)*245mm(H)
● Material: 405nm UV Resin
● Net Weight: ~10.75kg

Check out more Pictures and Info on Anycubic's Official Site  

4. The Kellant S500 4K

The Kellant S500 is probably the most luxurious 4K printer on this list. Its frame is done in aluminum. It has a front-facing door, which makes it ideal for storage in a cupboard or a 3D Printing fume tent.  

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Kellant has a long track record and they are an established brand in this niche. The create parts for popular brands like Elegoo. In their years they've learned a thing or two about user-friendly design. And that shows in all of the products I have seen of them so far.  Check out all the Specs of the Kellant S500 here.  

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How to Select a 3D Printer

For aspirant hobbyists, we've written an extensive beginner's guide to resin 3D printing. It will help you determine how to select a 3D printer that is right for you. It will answer all the questions I wish I had the answers to before I started printing.
The guide talks about everything you need to know to get started with 3D Printing. From Selecting wich printer is right for you, to an overview of all the things you will need to be able to start printing your wargames and RPG miniatures.

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