The 8 (truly) best 3D printers of 2018 – a comprehensive comparison

The best product for beginners is unquestionably the FlashForge Finder 3D. While it is very affordable, it still provides good print quality. It is also highly compact – which could be an important consideration depending on your particular setup and type of usage.

The best semi-professional model is the Dremel Digilab 3D45. Belonging to a higher class of product, it offers very good print quality (even for highly detailed objects).

The best 3D printers retailing for under 500$

3D printers retailing for less than 500 euros are generally geared towards beginners. While these printers are not precise enough to produce industrial prototypes, they are perfect for taking your first steps into the world of 3D printing without spending much money.

You will, however, want to avoid very inexpensive 3D printers which are often of poor quality – making them, for all intents and purposes, unusable.

You should also be aware of the fact that models in this price range often have quite a limited print volume and limited print resolution.

XYW Da Vinci Mini: an inexpensive and efficient 3D printer

3D printers


  • Low price
  • Good print quality
  • Easy to use
  • Fast printing
  • Limited material types
  • Limited to using XYZ filament

The Da Vinci Mini is the first 3D printer that we recommend in this guide and while it retails for a very low price, the quality of its printed objects is very respectable.

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