Known for their affordable, user-friendly 3D printers, XYZprinting is a trusted brand with offerings for people of all experience levels. Their Pro series begins with the XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro, an entry-level printer aimed at serious beginners and enthusiasts. Find out if this is the 3D printer lives up to its legacy in today's XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro. Review.
XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro Review Basics
Built to be faster, more robust, and much more precise than the “non-Pro” XYZprinting 3D printers, the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro sports some eyebrow-raising specs. Take, for example, this printer’s expansive resolution range of 20 to 400 mircons. Blazing build speeds up to 250mm/s are equally impressive.
A sleek, sturdy enclosed-frame design helps control environmental factors like humidity and temperature changes, reducing the chances of print irregularities. Another benefit of the enclosed frame is that this printer runs very quietly, meaning you can keep it in your work area without distraction.
The print area is just a bit smaller than average, measuring 5.9³-inches, but is still large enough for most projects. What’s really surprising is how small this 3D printer is at just 16.5”x17”x15” and weighing about 25lbs. Check out our da Vinci Jr 1.0 review to compare the Pro and non-Pro versions of this 3D printer.
XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro Review Pros
Like all XYZprinting machines, the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro is specially designed to take all the guess work out of 3D printing. With that in mind, this printer includes handy features like plug-and-play assembly, automatic print bed calibration, and intuitive software.
The included XYZware slicing software is particularly useful for beginners. Whether you want to simply upload a model and let the software make necessary modifications, or if you prefer to manually manage advanced print settings, this attractive, easy-to-use software makes it possible. Customers also gain access to the XYZ 3D Gallery, allowing you to choose from thousands of pre-designed models.
Unobtrusive Design and Quiet Operation
Although not intended to be a portable 3D printer, the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro is small and light enough to be easily carried. This is ideal for educators, who may need to carry this printer between classrooms, or for anyone who wants to keep this printer on their desk. With a compact 16.5”x17”x15” frame, this printer fits just about anywhere.
And while other printers may be smaller, the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro’s quiet operation means it’s suitable for almost any environment.
XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro Review Cons
XYZprinting may have opened their doors to 3rd-party filaments, but this printer is still limited to PLA. According to the company, all da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro.s sold after the publishing of this article are also compatible with PETG filament, but the fact remains that without a heated print bed or high-temp extruder, this 3D printer isn’t equipped to handle a variety of filaments.
XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro Review Verdict
It’s always nice to see companies simplify the 3D printing process . With almost no prior knowledge, the XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro is plug-and-play ready to get you printing in under 20 minutes. Lots of 3D printers can do that, though, so what really sets the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro apart is its value. Although limited to PLA, this printer is truly capable of producing professional results.
The da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro isn’t tethered by a restriction to proprietary filament like other 3D printers from XYZprinting, either. For that reason, this is the first of their printers that we wholeheartedly recommend for serious beginners and enthusiasts looking to add a dedicated PLA-slave to their collection.