3D Printer Buying Guide (1): Beginners, Kids and Family Use


There are many types of 3D Printers and you may get overwhelmed when you browse our product page. This series of "3D Printer Buying Guide" is to help you to make the right choice. If you have any further questions and comments, feel free to Contact Us!

This article is for beginners, kids and family use.

FDM printers are the best choice for beginners as they are easy to operate and there are many affordable choices. For kids or use in family, safety and size is very important - especially in smaller apartments in Hong Kong. For materials, it's best to use PLA as it's easier to use and won't release bad smell while printing. Also PLA can be printed without a heat bed and it's very suitable for kids.

Monoprice MP Select Mini V2

Monoprice MP Select Mini is well known for as one of the best low cost entry level 3D printer. It's extremely easy to use and provide excellent print quality. It is also one of the very few low cost printers equipping with heat bed and you don't need to worry about warping or adhesion issues.

Makerpi K5 Plus 3D Printer

If budget and space allows, Makerpi K5-plus is an excellent choice. You will get advanced features like closed print chamber, print resumption after power outage, wireless control and filament monitor with an extremely affordable price. The print volume is 200 x 200 x 300mm which is more than enough for general usage.

3Doodler Start - 3D Drawing Pen

Kids' ideas can come with a flash and you give them a 3Doodler 3D Pen, they can draw it out immediate. There is no setup or design skills needed and it's an excellent way to introduce kids to their 3D design journey.

Mycusini 3D Choco Printer

It's all about Choco! Mycusini, a 3D Choco Printer from Germany allows you to use delicious 3D choco to create beautiful dessert! With a small size like a coffee machine, you can use over 1000 templates or different fonts to print chocolate gifts for your loved ones.