Monoprice Select Mini

94% Recommended

Description

The Monoprice Select Mini sets a new standard for low cost FDM printing. At $200, it's one of the cheapest machines on the market and boasts impressive print quality for the price.

Product Details

Improve Printer Specifications
Printer Type
FDM
Print Bed Size (mm)
120 x 120 x 120
Layer Resolution
100-350 microns
Material Types
Maximum Temperature
230° C
Open Source
Yes

Rating Summary

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Ease of Use
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Where to Buy

$199.99

Monoprice Select Mini Prints 125

98 Reviews

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Avatar small By phil5 on Apr 01 2018
Monoprice v2 mini

Overall pretty easy to use. This is my first 3d printer so was pleased when i was able to print test part straight out of the box. When I did my first part it failed but this was due to bed not being level. I did find it a bit of a pain to level as bed get in way of control dial. But have since printed my first 3 parts.

The software that comes with it is simple and easy to use.

This printer is a good first printer for anyone.

Avatar small By Chainmail on Apr 08 2018
Excellent entry level printer at great price

Out of the box it is almost ready to print

Plug in Power.  Insert SD card, level heated bed, feed filament, print from SD.

I LOVE THIS PRINTER

Avatar small By jomama on Apr 14 2018
monprice mini

I got the Mini on a wim It been a blast.

Never done any cad , well very little . 

Ya got to try it.

Avatar small By Espuelas on Apr 15 2018
Great little machine to get your 3D printing feet wet

I received this machine 4 days ago and has been working 10-12 hr per day. Love everything about it except the software and the knob. That said, what a little workhorse it is. My wife and kids are also excited about it, great teaching tool. Looking forward to use it and learn as much as I can about 3D printing before I move to CR-10 :)

Avatar small By hydeman2 on Apr 17 2018
Good little printer for the price.

Since I am new to the 3D printing world. I had trouble figuring out what was what. When I downloaded Stl files and sliced them with the software. They didn't  print. I am slowly figuring out that it's not me or the software it's the download.  Some work and some don't. but for the price I think it's a pretty good printer. The ones that work do a good job. I am still a novice though. No doubt it. Thanks for reading my review.

Avatar small By davidhf03 on May 04 2018
Nice little printer. Just don't expect anything in the way of support.

Beware the wires getting crunched under the build plate. Google "monoprice select mini 999" for more info.

Avatar small By christopher_jeffries on May 05 2018
MP Mini 3D Rocks

My 1st and still best 3D printer . A workhorse that has produced hundreds of excellent prints.

lMake sure you do the bed rewire asap 

Avatar small By Steven Hoover on May 15 2018
A Great starter 3D printer for anyone.

The Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D printer works great. I do love it, but I sometimes wish I had bought a larger printer. Why? Well obviously to make bigger items. The one issue I found that if you want to print something that is rather detailed, you need to make it as big as you can on this printer. I was trying to make a couple of toys for my boys, so I shrank the objects down in Cura and then placed 2 of them on the printer pad. Well, the details were smooshed and they didn’t come out very well. So I’ve opted to do one item at a time as large as I can get on my printer, (some items can be made bigger if you rotate them on the pad in Cura to where they lay diagonally across the pad). 

Another thing is to carefully and patiently adjust the printer bed to the correct level before printing. Things will come out much cleaner. I also opted to use a regular glue stick on the pad to make the projects stick. Well, at least for the price this is a great printer and you can really get a deal on some sites like EBay, (be careful of course of whom you buy from. Make sure they’re reputable). I love the fact that this printer is nearly ready to go as soon as you unpack it and plug it in, (of course you need to level the bed first). 

Avatar small By Osofast on May 19 2018
Great for the price

Great starter, needs a few mods

Avatar small By lianx2018 on May 23 2018
Great at first two weeks, then trouble comes

In summary: Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D printer v2 is a fantastic entry level 3D printer.

Pros:

 - Low price

 - Easy to use

 - Good print quality and very high success rate (well at first)

Cons:

 - Build size is too small

 - Low reliability

 - Terrible customer service

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