As an entry-level and budget resin printer from Anycubic, Photon Mono 4K is a popular and beloved product in the market. On the basis of its success, Anycubic released a new product in April 2023 called Anycubic Photon Mono 2, which is positioned as the first choice for resin 3d printing beginners. To better meet the needs of beginners and improve printing success rates, Photon Mono 2 has made upgrades to its LCD screen, build volume, light source, and build plate. This article will provide a comparison between Photon Mono 2 and Photon Mono 4K to help you understand their differences.
The larger LCD screen with higher resolution is one of the most significant upgrades to Anycubic Photon Mono 2. Compared to Anycubic Photon Mono 4K, the Mono 2 features a 6.6-inch monochrome LCD screen with a resolution of 4096*2560 pixels (4K+), which allows to make better and finer details in creative display 3d prints. Additionally, to protect the fragile screen, Anycubic has made an improvement to the screen protection by providing an ultra-large screen protector to prevent scratches or resin leaks.
The build volume of Photon Mono 2 has been increased by 20%, specifically with the maximum printing size enlarged to 165x89x143mm (2.09L), in comparison to the Mono 4K. Despite its compact design, the printer saves the workspace while providing all the necessary and powerful functions needed to meet the demands of most beginners.
The upgraded LighTurbo matrix of the Mono 2 adopts a high-precision texturing optical lens, effectively reducing the layer lines and grid lines, ensuring a smooth and delicate surface. The improved light source performs a light intensity of up to 4200μw/cm², which in turn reduces the exposure time for a single-layer printing to 1.5s-3s.
Anycubic Photon Mono 2 is equipped with a printing platform made of laser-engraved aluminum alloy with a checkerboard pattern, which effectively enhances the adhesion of the resin print, reduces the chance of detachment and warping, and greatly improves the success rate of printing.
Unboxing for Anycubic Photon Mono 2
Where to Buy Anycubic Photon Mono 2
If you are a beginner in resin 3D printing and looking for a powerful and affordable machine, or if you are planning to switch from FDM to SLA 3D printing, Anycubic Photon Mono 2 will be a good choice for you. It it highly recommended to follow the official Anycubic website, where they often hold promotional events.