Save $120 on the Elegoo Saturn with this Ridiculously Good Resin 3D Printer Deal
3D printing is still a form of sorcery for many of us, but a massive discount on the Elegoo Saturn is making it a little more accessible. You can currently save $120 at Amazon via a coupon applied at checkout, bringing the cost of the resin printer down to $379.99 (opens in a new tab) instead of nearly $500.
As far as we can tell, this is the lowest price the Elegoo Saturn resin 3D printer has ever seen (by our calculations, it’s never dropped below $385.99 before). As such, you won’t have a better opportunity to pick up this very respectable kit.
Why do we say “respectable”? Because we’ve been using it ourselves for months. Although 3D printing is a delicate art that we have yet to master, the Saturn itself facilitates the process. As well as a large print bed that lets you produce larger models (the bigger the bed, the more miniatures you can put in it), it’s also capable of printing in 4K – which basically means that your thumbnails will be more detailed. This is perfect if you want the minis to serve the best tabletop RPGs, be it D&D, Pathfinder or something else.
Naturally, you’ll also need resin to make this thing work. Personally, we recommend considering this water washable resin from Elegoo via Amazon (opens in a new tab). Although there are cheaper and better options for beginners, like standard photopolymer resin for around $15 on Amazon. (opens in a new tab), the water-washable alternative makes it easier to clean the prints; rather than needing IPA alcohol after printing, you can use plain water.
There are plenty of other excellent 3D printers to consider, of course, and more than a few are also on offer. For example, the smaller Elegoo Mars 2 Pro is down 39% to $189.99 at Amazon. (opens in a new tab) instead of $310. Likewise, the slightly larger Elegoo Saturn S got a $55 discount via a coupon on Amazon. (opens in a new tab).
Still, we can say from experience that this Elegoo option is a good all-rounder with great results. Just be sure to do lots of trial pieces before hitting a full thumbnail, though – we say having way too many failed prints because our settings were wrong. Basically, download this validation matrix (opens in a new tab) and take a look at your printer settings via the provided Chitubox software (you should start with a ‘normal exposure’ of 2.5 and a ‘lower exposure’ of 30). Then print several versions using different exposure times, either higher or lower, until you find the sweet spot. Which, for reference, is when the two points of the infinity symbol touch perfectly without bleeding into each other. Generally speaking, the smaller the normal exposure and the larger the background exposure, the better.
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