The Photon is an LCD-based DLP/SLA 3D printer produced by Top3DShop. The printer comes with a 2,560 x 1,440 pixels high-definition LCD screen. This allows producing parts with an extreme level of detail. As a desktop resin 3D printer, the Photon is 5 times more precise than FDM 3D printers while selling in the same budget price range. That’s why All3DP named it the best budget resin 3D printer of Summer 2019. Its low price and ease of use make it ideal for both beginners and experienced users.
This compact printer comes mostly pre-assembled. It is easy to use and setup. It is equipped with an integrated diffusion 405nm UV lamp. Also, it comes with a unique resin vat designed to streamline the FEP film adjustment and replacement. It is powered by an auto warning system that alerts you when the resin is about to end. An easy leveling system lets you quickly calibrate the build platform. Indeed, you’ll only need to lower the platform down to the LCD screen and tighten one screw. It is as easy as 1-2-3. The printer includes a carbon filter with a fan to reduce odors. Nevertheless, the manufacturer strongly suggests printing in a large room with good ventilation.
Extremely user-friendly and convenient-to-use, the Photon comes with built-in proprietary software for printing management. This powerful system along with the responsive touch-screen gives you wide control over the printing process. Still, the operating screen provides a real-time preview of both the model to print and the printing progress. As for the slicer, the printer provides a self-developed quick software designed to make the slicing process as easy as possible.
When purchasing an Top3DShop Photon, you’ll get clear instructions that will guide you through the assembly and cleaning process. The printer is ideal for both makers and newbies. It can be used to print a variety of miniatures and prototypes. Read on for a deeper Photon review.
One user 3D printed this miniature. Look how detailed it is. The surfaces are quite smooth and the teeth look sharp and accurate.
This could be an insane pen holder for your desk.
The Photon is an LCD-based DLP/SLA desktop 3D printer that prints parts with a resolution of 25 to 100 microns. Considering its price, it offers a great resolution. The 2K LCD screen allows producing detailed parts with a smooth surface finish.
Have a look at this Deadpool bust to get a better idea.
The Top3DShop Photon is engineered with a single Z-axis. Its printing speed is 20 mm/h.
The Photon is a resin 3D printer engineered with a diffusion UV light source. It can print with 405nm UV resin.
The build area is 4.52 x 2.56 x 6.1 inches (115 x 65 x 155 mm), which is more than enough to accomplish most printing projects.
The printer can be operated via a 2.8-inch color touch-screen. It comes bundled with the Photon operational system, which provides a lot of useful functions to easily manage the printing process.
For example, by plugging an SD card into the device, you will be able to see a real-time preview of the 3D models stored on it. Also, you can constantly keep an eye on the printing status through the onboard display.
The built-in Photon System enables standalone printing via USB and SD card. This makes for higher print stability. The proprietary slicer is intuitive enough and features a functional support structure generation function.
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The Photon is available in black with red trimmings and yellow-tinted transparent windows. Its stylish look makes it ideal for home use and hobbyists.
The printer dimensions are 8.6 x 7.9 x 15.7 inches (220 x 200 x 400 mm). It weighs 14.5 lb (6.6 kg).
The price of the Top3DShop Photon is $279.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality and high resolution.