Best 3D Printer for Beginners

Best value for your money

Posted by admin on December 27, 2023

The Ender-3 Pro. Or non-pro model. But get the Pro.


The Ender-3 Pro is very easy to put together. It prints very nicely, and really gives a beginner a sense of all the things that go into 3D printing.

It also gradually introduces you to some of the more challenging sides of 3D printing, so you can troubleshoot, them one at a time. For example, any of the axis' might start acting weird, and you'll have to work through solving that.

Also, the manufacturer, Creality, is big on their stuff being open source which is nice.

It's also priced just shy of $300 USD which is more affordable than some of the other "beginner" printers out there.

The price per quality ratio is the biggest factor. I strongly believe the Ender-3 Pro gives you the best value for your money.

Some Caveats

I have only owned two different 3D printers, so my sample size if very small.

That said, I knew nothing about 3D printing before I received the Ender-3 Pro as a gift several years ago.

And I was up and running and printed my first thing a couple days later.

I really think this is the best 3D printer for a beginner or hobbyist.

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