Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Review


Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Review Results

7.5 Good

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer is an affordable 3d printer designed with budget in mind. The Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer is a good option for those wanting a low cost 3D printer with minimal features.

  • Printing Speed 7.5
  • Build Size 7.0
  • Precision 7
  • Value 9.5
  • Design 7
  • User Experience 7

The Da Vinci 1.0 received the 2014 CES Editors’ Choice Award, and this Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer review explains why. Let’s take a look at the Da Vinci 1.0 an affordable, user-friendly 3D printer.

It certainly has a lot to offer, but is there anything you should be concerned about? The pros and cons found in this Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer review might just have you stubbling upon something you hadn’t considered.

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Review Highlights

The Pros


This new addition to the 3D-printing market will sell for an invitingly low price of around $499. At this price point, you might expect to find a printer kit on the lower end of the price spectrum, but this is no kit. It comes fully assembled and ready to install.


The Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer review process revealed that this 3d printer is designed with safety in mind. The printing mechanism is fully enclosed, discouraging human contact with the heated elements, like the extrusion nozzle, during printing. The enclosure also prevents heat transferring outward, and filament fragments getting caught in the exterior features of the printer.

But, hey, it’s not all about keeping what’s supposed to be inside, in; it’s also about keeping what doesn’t belong, out. Interference with a printer, during the printing process, is unlikely to yield desired results.

Access & Alarm System

Although the printer is fully enclosed, it does give plenty of access through two large doors, one on the top (for an aerial view) and the other in the front (for easy removal of prints). The front panel also features a large window for easy viewing.

In order to remind us to keep these doors closed during printing, the Da Vinci 3D printer comes with an integrated alarm system. If the printer’s sensors detects that either door is open, an alarm will sound and a warning will appear on the LCD screen notifying you of the issue.

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer review

The Cons

Customized Filament Cartridge

While it is a cool feature, the customized filament cartridges are a con because of the limiting factor. Instead of being able to shop around for the highest quality or best price, consumers will most likely be limited to buying specially made cartridges at standardized prices.

While this may seem convenient for some, for others it will surely be a turn off.

Single Nozzle

The Da Vinci 1.0 is a single extrusion printer, which means that printing in duo-color is out of the question, and your black and white masterpiece will be headed to the back burner.

ABS Only

Another drawback of the printer is that, although the printer is set to feature PLA printing in the future, as of right now, it is only suited to print ABS filament. With 3D printer engineers currently experimenting with all sorts of filaments, this is certainly a let down.

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Review Verdict

During the Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer review, we found that it does have its shares of pros and cons, however, for the price, it has amazing features. This would make a great choice for a novice, since its free proprietary software includes easy mode for learners, and calibration is automated.


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