The Best 3D Printer for your Budget

Looking for the best 3D printer for making miniatures but don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of our favorite options for all budgets!

Whether you are looking to add custom parts to your models, or want to build custom paint racks for your hobby area, 3D printing is soon to be your new best friend!

But with so many options available, it can be hard to pick a model to chose from.

The Best 3d Printer For Your Budget

It’s a great time to look into the best 3D printer options, because of the low price in high quality machines.  Of course, depending on what you intend to use it for, what constitutes ‘best’ will vary.

Budget-friendly 3D printers

For those looking for an affordable 3D printer, the Creality Ender 3 arguably the best overall purchase out there.
Creality Ender 3

This is one of the best entry model because, with an incredibly low price point.  It is also perfect to start printing terrain pieces.


A great alternative to the Creality is the Anycubic Mono 4K.

If you are not a fan of Amazon, you can purchase straight from Anycubic’s website, where they also offer great customer care.

LGT Longer LK5 Pro

If terrain is the only thing you want to print, the LGT Longer LK5 Pro is a solid choice.  The name is a mouthful, but this is a great entry point for 3D printing.

Mid-range 3D printers

For those willing to spend a bit more, the Prusa i3 MK3S+ is an excellent option.

It is a highly customizable printer with a large build volume.  One interesting feature of the Prusa is that they offer a reduced price point if you want to build it yourself, rather than the pre-built and tested option for the same model.

Another great mid-range alternative is the Elegoo Saturn Resin 3D Printer 4k.

It offers a much better resolution than it’s entry-level counter part, making it a fan favorite for model and bits casting.

High-end 3D printers

For those looking for the best quality and features, the Anycubic Photon M3 Max Resin is where to go.

This resin printer allows for a larger print volume than most others.  This allow you to print without breaking down your model.You can get it from Anycubic’s own website, or use the Amazon links above.

Another high-end option is the Dremel Digilab.

It is not only one of the best 3d printer option available, it is also very easy to use, and comes with the most sought after extra features, like memory setting for filament and a camera so you can watch your prints remotely.

Once you have a printer, all you need are a couple of other tools to make your life easier and you are set!

If you are only beginning your journey into 3d printing, you can check out our guide on the do’s and don’ts of the craft.  This will help you better understand your need and figure out which model is the best 3d printer for you.

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