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5 Best 3D Printers in the UK - September 2019

Updated 02 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best 3D printers

Which Are the Best 3D Printers?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best 3D printers? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best 3D printers are:


What 3D Printer to Buy in September 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 3D printers currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

Best Buy
XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 Flashforge Creator Pro Up! Mini 3D Printer MakerBot Replicator+ LulzBot Mini
XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 Flashforge Creator Pro Up! Mini 3D Printer MakerBot Replicator+ LulzBot Mini
£462.99 Buy Now
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£791.96 Buy Now
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£465.00 Buy Now
The Office Supplies Supermarket
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£2,664.67 Buy Now
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£1,198.58 Buy Now
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0.4mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER
0.3mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER
0.15mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS
0.15mm
MAX LAYER
THICKNESS
0.3mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER
0.5mm
MAX LAYER
0.05mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Very Popular
90
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Age
4 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
37 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
94
Popularity
Very Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
4 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
56 Reviews + 6 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Very Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
3 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
15 Reviews + 3 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Quite Popular
92
Age
15 Months Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The top scoring 3D printer under £500. The best rated 3D printer under £1,000, with a fair price and a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer isgood-looking and really easy to use, and to assemble. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer isvery easy to setup and easy to use. It's a cheap and award winning 3D printer, with a good spec. A multi award winning but 3 year old fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites and a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer iswell designed, reliable but expensive. A recently released and award winning dual-nozzle filament 3D printer, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and an additional award from another expert site and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that it has great materials, it's compact and very well made.
5 Reasons For
3D Scanner
Better Kagoo Score
£329 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
Better Brand
2 Reasons For
Card Reader
Much Better User Reviews
2 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
Better Zdnet.be Review Score
3 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
Six More Awards
1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score
6 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Maximum Layer Thickness
Hugely Thinner Minimum Layer Thickness
Newer by 15 Months
Slightly Better Expert Reviews
Better Overall Reviews
1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score
4 Reasons Against
Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
34% Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Viewing Window
Over Two Years Older
11 Reasons Against
A Lot Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
A Lot Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £329
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
Expert Review Rating is Hugely Worse
Overall Review Rating is Much Worse
Worse Brand
Worse Les Numeriques.com Review Score
8 Reasons Against
Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Worse Kagoo Score
Over Two Years Older
Fewer Awards
Moderately Lower Expert Review Score
Hugely Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
A Lot Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
A Lot Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £2,202
Older by Over One Year
Expert Review Rating is Much Worse
User Review Rating is Much Worse
Worse Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £736
Fewer Sellers
Three Less Awards
User Review Rating is Much Worse
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XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

£462.99
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XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

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XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3
0.4mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has a Kagoo Score of 90. With a price tag of £462.99 this 3D printer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 or read our article on whether you should buy a XYZ Printing 3D printer.

Features We Love:
Big maximum layer thickness (0.4mm)
Has a 3D scanner

The top scoring 3D printer under £500.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Very Popular
90
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Age
4 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

5 Reasons For for Choosing the XYZ Printing Da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

3D Scanner

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has a 3D scanner, however the Flashforge Creator Pro, the LulzBot Mini, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the Up! Mini 3D Printer do not have this feature. More ...

Some 3D printers also have an integrated 3D scanner which can scan an original item and then print out a copy.

While rare, 3D scanners are extremely helpful for creating 3D versions of real-world objects: it can scan an object from all sides and create a blueprint, which can then be used by the printer to create a 3D replica.

Better Kagoo Score

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has received a Kagoo Score of 90, however the Flashforge Creator Pro scored 88, the LulzBot Mini scored 87, the MakerBot Replicator+ scored 87 and the Up! Mini 3D Printer scored 88.

£329 Cheaper

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 costs £328.97 less than the Flashforge Creator Pro, costs £735.59 less than the LulzBot Mini and costs £2,201.68 less than the MakerBot Replicator+.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this 3D printer and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Better Brand

XYZ Printing 3D printers have an average rating of 95%, whereas Flashforge only has an average rating of 78.1%, MakerBot only has an average rating of 85.8% and Up! Only has an average rating of 75.3%.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the XYZ Printing Da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is only 0.4mm max layer thickness. That's 0.25mm bigger than the Flashforge Creator Pro, the LulzBot Mini, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the Up! Mini 3D Printer (0.15mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

34% Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is a 0.1mm min layer thickness 3D printer, and so do the Flashforge Creator Pro and the MakerBot Replicator+. That's 0.05mm thinner than the LulzBot Mini and the Up! Mini 3D Printer (0.15mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Viewing Window

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has a viewing window, and so do the Flashforge Creator Pro and the MakerBot Replicator+, but the LulzBot Mini and the Up! Mini 3D Printer do not. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Over Two Years Older

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is older than the Flashforge Creator Pro by 19 months, older than the LulzBot Mini by three years and older than the MakerBot Replicator+ by one year. The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is the same age as the Up! Mini 3D Printer.

The cheapest price that we could find for the da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 in the UK is £462.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Flashforge Creator Pro

£791.96
Ebuyer

Flashforge Creator Pro

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Flashforge Creator Pro
0.3mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER

The Flashforge Creator Pro has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of £791.96 this 3D printer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Flashforge Creator Pro.

Features We Love:
Has a card reader

The best rated 3D printer under £1,000, with a fair price and a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer isgood-looking and really easy to use, and to assemble.

93
Reviews
37 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Flashforge Creator Pro has great user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 69%, based on 37 reviews.

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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Flashforge Creator Pro

Card Reader

The Flashforge Creator Pro has a card reader, whereas the LulzBot Mini, the MakerBot Replicator+, the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 do not have this feature. More ...

Some 3D printers have an integrated card read that will accept a standard sized memory card.

This allows the 3D printer to read data on memory cards, which are an easy way of transferring blueprints to the device.

Much Better User Reviews

Based on 35 reviews, the Flashforge Creator Pro has an average user review score of 90%, but the LulzBot Mini has an average rating of 80% (based on 8 reviews), the MakerBot Replicator+ has an average rating of 72% (based on 20 reviews) and the Up! Mini 3D Printer has an average rating of 66% (based on 7 reviews).

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Flashforge Creator Pro

A Lot Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

The Flashforge Creator Pro is a 0.3mm max layer thickness 3D printer (as does the MakerBot Replicator+), whereas the LulzBot Mini, the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 are all 0.4mm max layer thickness 3D printers (0.1mm bigger). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

A Lot Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

The Flashforge Creator Pro has a minimum layer thickness of 0.1mm (as do the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3), however the LulzBot Mini and the Up! Mini 3D Printer are both 0.15mm min layer thickness 3D printers (0.05mm thicker). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Viewing Window

The Flashforge Creator Pro has a viewing window (as do the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3), whereas the LulzBot Mini and the Up! Mini 3D Printer do not have this feature. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Flashforge Creator Pro has received a Kagoo Score of 88, but the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 scored 90.

More Expensive by £329

The Flashforge Creator Pro is £327 more expensive than the Up! Mini 3D Printer and £329 more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3.

Not As Many Stockists

The Flashforge Creator Pro is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the MakerBot Replicator+ is stocked by 2 retailers, the Up! Mini 3D Printer is stocked by 2 stores and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is stocked by 2 stores. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this 3D printer.
Older by Over One Year

The Flashforge Creator Pro is 15 months older than the LulzBot Mini.

Expert Review Rating is Hugely Worse

The Flashforge Creator Pro only has an average expert score of 58%, but the LulzBot Mini has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 7 reviews), the MakerBot Replicator+ has an average expert rating of 73% (based on 36 reviews) and the Up! Mini 3D Printer has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Much Worse

The Flashforge Creator Pro only has an average overall score of 69%, but the LulzBot Mini has an average overall rating of 85% (based on 15 reviews), the MakerBot Replicator+ has an average overall rating of 75% (based on 56 reviews) and the Up! Mini 3D Printer has an average overall rating of 76% (based on 10 reviews).

Worse Brand

Flashforge 3D printers have an average rating of only 78.1%, however MakerBot has an average rating of 85.8% and XYZ Printing has an average rating of 95%.

Worse Les Numeriques.com Review Score

Whilst the Flashforge Creator Pro has received a review score of 60% from Les Numeriques.com, the MakerBot Replicator+'s rating was 80%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Creator Pro in the UK is £791.96 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Up! Mini 3D Printer

£465.00
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Up! Mini 3D Printer

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Up! Mini 3D Printer
0.15mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS
0.15mm
MAX LAYER
THICKNESS

The Up! Mini 3D Printer has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of £465.00 this 3D printer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Up! Mini 3D Printer.

Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer isvery easy to setup and easy to use. It's a cheap and award winning 3D printer, with a good spec.

94
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
94
Popularity
Very Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
4 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Up! Mini 3D Printer has good expert reviews but ok user reviews with an average overall rating of 76%. Up! Mini 3D Printer has received a "Recommended" award from Hothardware.com.

hothardware.com Recommended
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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Up! Mini 3D Printer

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this 3D printer and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Better Zdnet.be Review Score

Zdnet.be's Up! Mini 3D Printer review gave it a score of 80%, however the rating of the MakerBot Replicator+ was only 70% from the same site.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Up! Mini 3D Printer

Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

The Up! Mini 3D Printer is a 0.15mm max layer thickness 3D printer. That's 0.25mm smaller than the Flashforge Creator Pro, the LulzBot Mini, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 (0.4mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

The Up! Mini 3D Printer has a minimum layer thickness of 0.15mm. That's 0.05mm thicker than the Flashforge Creator Pro, the LulzBot Mini, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 (0.1mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Up! Mini 3D Printer has received a Kagoo Score of 88, but the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 scored 90.

Over Two Years Older

The Up! Mini 3D Printer is older than the Flashforge Creator Pro by 19 months, older than the LulzBot Mini by three years and older than the MakerBot Replicator+ by one year. The Up! Mini 3D Printer is the same age as the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Up! Mini 3D Printer has received 1 award, the LulzBot Mini has received 3 awards and the MakerBot Replicator+ has received 6 awards.

Moderately Lower Expert Review Score

The Up! Mini 3D Printer has an average expert rating of 80%, but the LulzBot Mini has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 7 reviews).

Hugely Lower User Review Score

The Up! Mini 3D Printer only has an average user rating of 66%, but the Flashforge Creator Pro has an average user rating of 90% (based on 35 reviews), the LulzBot Mini has an average user rating of 80% (based on 8 reviews) and the MakerBot Replicator+ has an average user rating of 72% (based on 20 reviews).

Worse Brand

Up! 3D printers have an average rating of only 75.3%, however Flashforge has an average rating of 78.1%, MakerBot has an average rating of 85.8% and XYZ Printing has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Mini 3D Printer in the UK is £465.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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MakerBot Replicator+

£2,664.67
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MakerBot Replicator+

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MakerBot Replicator+
0.3mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER

The MakerBot Replicator+ has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of £2,664.67 this 3D printer is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the MakerBot Replicator+.

A multi award winning but 3 year old fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites and a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer iswell designed, reliable but expensive.

94
Reviews
56 Reviews + 6 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Very Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
3 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that MakerBot Replicator+ has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this 3D printer to others. MakerBot Replicator+ has received six awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com plus two other sites and more industry awards from Lydogbillede.dk plus two other sites.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
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3 Reasons For for Choosing the MakerBot Replicator+

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this 3D printer.

Six More Awards

The MakerBot Replicator+ has received 6 awards from expert review sites, but the Flashforge Creator Pro has received no awards, the LulzBot Mini has received 3 awards, the Up! Mini 3D Printer has received 1 award and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has received no awards.

1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score

Les Numeriques.com all gave the MakerBot Replicator+ a better review score. More ...

Les Numeriques.com: MakerBot Replicator+ = 80% vs Flashforge Creator Pro = 60%

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the MakerBot Replicator+

A Lot Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

The MakerBot Replicator+ has a maximum layer thickness of 0.3mm (as does the Flashforge Creator Pro), however the LulzBot Mini, the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 are all 0.4mm max layer thickness 3D printers (0.1mm bigger). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

A Lot Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

MakerBot Replicator+ is 0.1mm min layer thickness (as do the Flashforge Creator Pro and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3), but the LulzBot Mini and the Up! Mini 3D Printer are both 0.15mm min layer thickness 3D printers (0.05mm thicker). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Viewing Window

The MakerBot Replicator+ has a viewing window (as do the Flashforge Creator Pro and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3), however the LulzBot Mini and the Up! Mini 3D Printer do not have this feature. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The MakerBot Replicator+ has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Flashforge Creator Pro scored 88, the Up! Mini 3D Printer scored 88 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 scored 90.

More Expensive by £2,202

The MakerBot Replicator+ is £1,873 more expensive than the Flashforge Creator Pro, £1,466 more expensive than the LulzBot Mini, £2,200 more expensive than the Up! Mini 3D Printer and £2,202 more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3.

Older by Over One Year

The MakerBot Replicator+ is seven months older than the Flashforge Creator Pro and 22 months older than the LulzBot Mini.

Expert Review Rating is Much Worse

The average expert rating of the MakerBot Replicator+ is only 73%, whereas the average expert rating of the LulzBot Mini is 84% (based on 7 reviews) and the Up! Mini 3D Printer is 80% (based on 3 reviews).

User Review Rating is Much Worse

The average user rating of the MakerBot Replicator+ is only 72%, whereas the average user rating of the Flashforge Creator Pro is 90% (based on 35 reviews) and the LulzBot Mini is 80% (based on 8 reviews).

Worse Brand

MakerBot 3D printers have an average rating of only 85.8%, but XYZ Printing has an average rating of 95%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Tomsguide.com, PC Mag and Zdnet.be all gave the MakerBot Replicator+ a lower review score. More ...

Tomsguide.com: MakerBot Replicator+ = 80% vs LulzBot Mini = 90%

PC Mag: MakerBot Replicator+ = 70% vs LulzBot Mini = 80%

Zdnet.be: MakerBot Replicator+ = 70% vs Up! Mini 3D Printer = 80%

The cheapest price that we could find for the Replicator+ in the UK is £2,664.67 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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LulzBot Mini

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LulzBot Mini
0.5mm
MAX LAYER
0.05mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS

The LulzBot Mini has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of £1,198.58 this 3D printer is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LulzBot Mini.

Features We Love:
Big maximum layer thickness (0.5mm)
Very thin minimum layer thickness (0.05mm)
Fast maximum vertical build speed (275mm/sec)

A recently released and award winning dual-nozzle filament 3D printer, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and an additional award from another expert site and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that it has great materials, it's compact and very well made.

95
Reviews
15 Reviews + 3 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Quite Popular
92
Age
15 Months Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LulzBot Mini has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 15 reviews. LulzBot Mini has received three awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus one other site and an industry award from Windowscentral.com.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
windowscentral.com Choice Award
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
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6 Reasons For for Choosing the LulzBot Mini

A Lot Bigger Maximum Layer Thickness

The LulzBot Mini has a maximum layer thickness of 0.5mm, however the Flashforge Creator Pro, the MakerBot Replicator+, the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 are all only 0.4mm max layer thickness 3D printers (0.1mm smaller). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

Hugely Thinner Minimum Layer Thickness

LulzBot Mini is 0.05mm min layer thickness, but the Flashforge Creator Pro, the MakerBot Replicator+, the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 are all 0.1mm min layer thickness 3D printers (0.05mm thicker). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Newer by 15 Months

The LulzBot Mini is 15 months newer than the Flashforge Creator Pro, 22 months newer than the MakerBot Replicator+, three years newer than the Up! Mini 3D Printer and three years newer than the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

Slightly Better Expert Reviews

Based on 7 expert reviews, the LulzBot Mini has an average review score of 84%, whereas the Flashforge Creator Pro has an average rating of 58% (based on 2 reviews), the MakerBot Replicator+ has an average rating of 73% (based on 36 reviews) and the Up! Mini 3D Printer has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Better Overall Reviews

Based on 15 reviews, the LulzBot Mini has an average review score of 85%, whereas the Flashforge Creator Pro has an average rating of 69% (based on 37 reviews), the MakerBot Replicator+ has an average rating of 75% (based on 56 reviews) and the Up! Mini 3D Printer has an average rating of 76% (based on 10 reviews).

1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score

Tomsguide.com all gave the LulzBot Mini a better review score. More ...

Tomsguide.com: LulzBot Mini = 90% vs MakerBot Replicator+ = 80%

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the LulzBot Mini

Does Not Have a Viewing Window

The LulzBot Mini does not have a viewing window, but the Flashforge Creator Pro, the MakerBot Replicator+, the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 do. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The LulzBot Mini has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Flashforge Creator Pro scored 88, the Up! Mini 3D Printer scored 88 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 scored 90.

More Expensive by £736

The LulzBot Mini is £407 more expensive than the Flashforge Creator Pro, £734 more expensive than the Up! Mini 3D Printer and £736 more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3.

Fewer Sellers

The LulzBot Mini is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the MakerBot Replicator+ is stocked by 2 shops, the Up! Mini 3D Printer is stocked by 2 shops and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is stocked by 2 stores. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Three Less Awards

The LulzBot Mini has only received 3 awards, but the MakerBot Replicator+ has received 6 awards.

User Review Rating is Much Worse

The average user rating of the LulzBot Mini is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Flashforge Creator Pro is 90% (based on 35 reviews).

The cheapest price that we could find for the Mini in the UK is £1,198.58 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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