3D printing is still a form of witchcraft for many of us, but a huge discount on Elegoo Saturn makes it a bit more accessible. You can currently save $120 on Amazon through a coupon applied at checkout, bringing the cost of the resin printer down to $379.99 (opens in a new tab) instead of nearly $500.
As far as we can tell, that’s the lowest price the Elegoo Saturn resin 3D printer has ever seen (by our calculations, it’s never been below $385.99 before). As such, you won’t have a better opportunity to pick up this very respectable kit.
Why do we say ‘respectable’? Because we have used it ourselves for months. Although 3D printing is a complicated art that we are still mastering, the Saturn itself makes the process easy. Along with a large print bed that allows you to produce larger models, you can also print in 4K, which basically means your miniatures will be more detailed. That’s perfect if you want miniatures for the best tabletop RPGs.
Naturally, you’ll also need some resin; We recommend this water washable resin from Elegoo via Amazon. (opens in a new tab)as it is easier to clean the prints.
There are plenty of other great 3D printers to consider, of course, and more than a few on offer as well. For example, the smaller Elegoo Mars 2 Pro is down 39% to $189.99 on Amazon. (opens in a new tab) instead of $310. Similarly, the slightly larger Elegoo Saturn S has seen a $55 discount via coupon on Amazon. (opens in a new tab).
Still, we can speak from experience that this Elegoo option is a good all-rounder with excellent results. Single be sure to do a lot of test pieces However, before we get to a full thumbnail, we say that we have too many failed prints because our settings were wrong. Basically, download this Validation Matrix (opens in a new tab) and take a look at your printer settings via the Chitubox software that comes with it (you should start with a “normal exposure” of 2.5 and a “lower exposure” of 30). Then print multiple versions using different exposure times, either higher or lower, until you find the sweet spot. Which, for reference, is when the two points of the infinity symbol touch perfectly without bleeding into each other. Generally speaking, the lower the normal exposure and the higher the bottom exposure, the better.
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