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Holly McCaig
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Which 3d Resin Printer do you use? I had an Anycubic Photon Zero and upgraded to a Photon Mono X from Anycubic. And, I love it! 

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Beth Picard
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I have an Elegoo Mars 2 Pro - so far so good- I’m still learning 


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myahgloom
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I also have an Elegoo Mars 2 Pro!


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Preston Poling
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NOVA3D sponsored The Frasier Project so they gave me one of their printers...I like the printer but resin is sooo messy. I'd like to try the filament printer.


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Holly McCaig
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@preston I also have a Creality Ender 3 filament printer but I will say the resin printer is so much smoother for tiny things compared to it.

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Rachel Karpf
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@preston I feel like you get better detail with resin though and for that reason I stuck with it. Anything else different from resin vs filament that you noticed?


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Rachel Karpf
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@myahgloom What was the first Mini you printed?


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Preston Poling
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@rachelkarpf I think you're right...I know there are enthusiasts who can get the settings right and REALLY get a good result with the filament printers but I don't know nearly enough about them to do it personally. I mainly hate the clean up. Maybe I'm too lazy 🤣


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Holly McCaig
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@preston hah - yes, resin is messy! 

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Kayla Domeyer
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I have two MonoPrice Mini -Select PLA/ABS printers and a Longer Orange 10 resin printer. 

I find they are a trade off but the PLA printer requires more tinkering by FAR to keep level, unclogged and working. Plus, the PLA gets brittle if you don't use it up quickly so that messes with all your settings again. :/

One thing I've noted with the Resin printers though, is that NONE of the UV "clear" resins are immune to UV Yellowing. None on the market will stay clear if exposed to sunlight in any measure. :/ You can mitigate the damage by keeping things away from windows, coating them with a UV resistant clear coat etc but eventually they all take on a yellow tone. 

I found some long term tests online and it looks like only the time cured resins can stay truly clear. Does anyone know any different?


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Holly McCaig
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@saynotsweetanne I haven't used clear yet. But I have heard that. I tend to stick with white and black. I do know my mom does traditional resign with a UV lamp and those are pretty clear. 

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Kayla Domeyer
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@theminidistrict1gmail-com I'd be interested to see your mom's results! I also use the UV light curing resins, and I've tried a bunch of brands. Over the years, some of my pieces have turned deep amber just from being in a room with a window (no where near the window!)

 

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Rachel Karpf
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@saynotsweetanne This has been a issue for me as well! I'm glad to know that I'm not alone. What UV spray are you using?


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Holly McCaig
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@saynotsweetanne She does hair bows and barettes so I'll have to ask her what she uses and all.

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myahgloom
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@rachelkarpf I believe it was a french bulldog I downloaded online somewhere! 


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