Anycubic Photon S vs Creality Ender 5

  • Great for the price
  • Easy to use
  • Prints flawlessly the first time
  • Anycubic Photon S is an impressive printer for
  • Print quality of DnD miniatures
  • Great for beginners
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good quality control
  • Supports multiple filament types
  • Includes a spool holder

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Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Reliability

Anycubic Photon S
The Photon S- Upgrade or not?
The original Anycubic Photon is probably the most popular LCD SLA printer on the market, and for good reason. It is affordable, easy to use, and has a great support base online. This is the followup to that machine. There is great debate within the Photon "community" as to which is better- But unlik...
4/5
theSLAchannel
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Creality Ender 5
Creality Ender-5 Pro Review
Based on the eight completed test prints made from object files processed and sliced in Creality Slicer and Cura, the Ender-5 Pro's overall print quality is above average for an under-$500 3D printer—even at the 200-micron resolution I used in testing—and slightly better than that of the Ender-3 V2. Prints were generally smooth, with no signs of ropiness or missed layers. I noticed no significant issues in our test prints
NeutralNeutral
Tony Hoffman
5 months ago
pcmag.com
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Ease Of Use

Anycubic Photon S
Easy set up and Amazing Prints
This product was purchased to 3d print prototypes for my job and it has been very helpful. I have had several FDM printers and they were sometimes a huge pain to use but this printer is very easy to level and start printing. Their instruction manual was pretty straight forward. I took off a star bec...
4/5
Asheik Hussain
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Creality Ender 5
Incredible!
I don't have a lot of experience with 3D printers. I have done a lot of research and decided to purchase a larger non-branded printer that turned out to be terrible. I couldn't keep the bed level, the z-axis kept getting misaligned, and it just lacked the overall features and quality that I expected...
5/5
N8
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Price/value Ratio

Anycubic Photon S
An Amazing Printer for the Price
The Anycubic Photon S is an impressive printer for the price. I have extensive experience with FDM (aka rigid filament) printers and the major limitation of FDM technology is its inability to print smaller delicate parts. However, for resin (mSLA in this case) printers, this task is achievable. Thes...
5/5
Noah J
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Creality Ender 5
Creality Ender-5 Pro Review
Based on the eight completed test prints made from object files processed and sliced in Creality Slicer and Cura, the Ender-5 Pro's overall print quality is above average for an under-$500 3D printer—even at the 200-micron resolution I used in testing—and slightly better than that of the Ender-3 V2. Prints were generally smooth, with no signs of ropiness or missed layers. I noticed no significant issues in our test prints
NeutralNeutral
Tony Hoffman
5 months ago
pcmag.com
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