There‘s no doubt about it: Color 3D printing will be a huge step forward in consumer 3D printing. Whereas there is no shortage of excellent FDM 3D printers and even dual-extruder models, you don’t have too many options when it comes full-color prints. Either you use a 3D printing service to get professional color prints from a powder machine – or you have to pay at least $4,000 for a semi-professional printer.
With a suggested retail price of $1.599, XYZPrinting’s da Vinci Color mini offers what consumers and hobbyists have longed for since the dawn of desktop 3D printing. If you chose to become an early adopter and back XYZprinting’s Indiegogo campaign, the prince could even go as low as $999.
If you want more information on color 3D printing and color 3D printers, please continue here: Color 3D Printing - How To Get Colorful 3D Prints.
Since the beginning of the consumer 3D printer, Taiwanese 3D printer manufacturer XYZPrinting has offered highly affordable machines. Most of their 3D printers are either targetted at kids, consumers and even professionals. They are also known to use proprietary filament for most of their machines.
In September 2017, XYZPrinting announced the da Vinci Color, the first full-color machine under $4,000. All3DP has seen the parts manufactured on this machine on several trade shows. We were impressed with the quality and colorfulness of the prints. Still, the color palette is more on the matte side. So if you expect glossy prints, you’d have to post-process the prints accordingly. Nevertheless, the da Vinci Color mini is capable of printing “millions of colors” though additive color printing, as the press release puts it.
So, what’s new in the da Vinci Color mini?
Model: da Vinci Color mini
Technology: FDM, CMYK Ink-jet coloring system, four-ink system
Category: Desktop, budget, color
Print area: 129 x 129 x 129mm (5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches)
Automatic Bed Leveling: Yes
Max. bed temp: n/a
Nozzle size: 0.4mm
Max. nozzle temp: n/a
Max. Z-axis resolution: 100 microns
Z-axis accuracy: 0.1mm
X/Y-axis accuracy: n/a
Max. print speed: n/a
Max. travel speed: 170mm/s
Printable materials: PLA (color printing). Single color: PLA, Tough PLA, PETG. With an optional extruder: carbon and metallic filaments.
3rd party material compatibility: No
Interface: 5 inches TFT touchscreen
Connectivity: USB, WIFI
Printer size: 447 x 447 x 541mm (17.6 x 17.6 x 21.3 inches)
Printer weight: 24kg
Power input: AC 100-240V
The da Vinci Color mini isn’t available yet. We’ll keep you posted.
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