Are you considering a 3D resin printer? Having a high-quality printer with a large enough build volume is essential to getting the most from your investment. The resolution is critical to having high-quality prints and achieving the best results with each print. The Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K and the ELEGOO Jupiter are excellent options for build volume and resolution. We’ll compare the two and recommend which one is the best.
Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K
The Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K features a build volume that measures 330 x 185 x 400 mm. This vast printing space allows you to print significantly larger objects or many smaller ones simultaneously, making it ideal for extreme hobbyists or those in industrial settings.
Its curing screen is 15 inches and monochrome. It has a high 8K resolution or 7680 x 4320 pixels. You’ll enjoy more detail in all your prints because of the high level of accuracy this achieves at 43 microns across the XY-axes. Additionally, because the screen is monochrome, it will last a minimum of 1,000 hours longer than typical RGB solutions.
The Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K also has a full-metal aluminum casing, which provides more outstanding durability. It is not a tiny machine; its dimensions are 400 x 470 x 680 mm. It also weighs a hefty 35 kg.
The build plate comes factory leveled, meaning the unit is ready to print straight out of the box without struggling. Additionally, the plate is perforated, which adds to the ease of removing finished prints.
It also features an extra-stable Z-axis. You’ll notice the difference from other printers, as larger prints have more stability and do not wobble. Additionally, there will be no risk of overheating as the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K has two fantastic cooling fans installed.
The printer comes with a complete integration of the ChiTuBox slicer software. This is one of the most commonly used 3D slicers and is very user-friendly, making your experience much easier.
The Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K operates with 405 nm UV resins. You are not limited to any proprietary brand, as it will work with all available brands so long as they meet the specifications.
The ELEGOO Jupiter has a 12.8-inch monochrome LCD with 6K resolution, or 5448 x 3064 pixels. This allows for excellent detail in all your prints, with a 51-micron resolution across the XY-axes. In addition, you’ll have a curing speed of up to 70 mm/h.
Like the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K, it’s considered to have a large print volume. However, it comes in smaller at 277 x 156 x 300 mm. The two are similar because you can print large models or multiple smaller ones simultaneously.
The ELEGOO Jupiter features a primary makeup of high-strength sheet metal. In addition, the Z-axis has a design allowing smoother and quieter movement while increasing stability and decreasing wobble. You will have much better results when printing heavier models, keeping the resolution clean and neat.
One attractive characteristic of this printer is the auto-feed feature. You can install the resin bottle upside down behind the resin tank to automatically feed through the tank inlet when the tank becomes too low. This feature will prevent you from running out of resin mid-print.
It has a 5-inch touchscreen with a responsive UI. It’s straightforward and user-friendly. Additionally, it has multi-language support and can be easily switched from language to language.
The ELEGOO Jupiter features a plug-in air purifier to help filter out resin odors throughout the printing process. This purifier will help keep you safe and offer a better printing experience. You’ll also receive a one-year subscription to the ChiTuBox slicing software with your purchase.
While both printers provide excellent resolution and build volumes, the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K is superior in both categories. It surpasses the ELEGOO Jupiter in print volume size and features 8K resolution, while the Jupiter comes in at 6K. We recommend the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K printer for advanced printmakers and those with industrial printing needs.
However, the ELEGOO Jupiter is still a fine-quality printer and should not be overlooked. It is an excellent choice for mid-level to advanced printmakers who print casually, not professionally.