The XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 Pro is a fantastic 3d printer and comes with a range of features. The printer has a build capacity of 7.8”x7.8”x7.8” and a heated print bed. It’s a nice printer that has many great features and many reasons to like it. It uses both ABS and PLA and supports up to 25 colours, which is nice. What’s also good with this one is that you are able to use filaments from other companies, which isn’t the case with the large majority of 3D printers. This not only gives you versatility, but also potentially allows you to save money. It’s of note that the print bed, though heated, can sometimes stick to prints, which can make it cumbersome and often annoying to remove your prints.
The printer, after unboxing, also comes almost fully assembled, so it’s a sweat-free and foolproof process, and as close as you can get to a plug and play as far as 3D printers are concerned. The interface is also pretty simple, and you can control it both through the software and through the printer itself.
It makes things easy, and though you don’t get the intricate options of some more expensive and advanced models, it should be enough for the average user. If you value quick setup, this one is a good option. Although you should in theory recalibrate before every print job, this isn’t really necessary with this model. Even when recalibrating, the model has an intuitive and intelligent design to get you doing so simply and easily.
Once you get to printing, the quality overall is quite impressive. Occasionally the prints can be a little gummy or mis-shapen, but this is rare, and the good prints really do look good. They have sharpness, nice curves and no signs of layering.
That said, at the smallest layering height, the prints can occasionally look of slightly lesser quality. The printing process is somewhat slow, significantly more so than some other printers. If you value a quick pace, this one might not be the printer for you.This one connects via both USB and wifi, though the wifi connection can occasionally be a little volatile.
Where this model differs from most others on the market is that it offers 3D scanning capabilities. Although the ability to scan 3D models is a nice touch, it doesn’t really do it particularly well – it often misses details and lacks a perfect recreation.
If you’re buying this for the scanning ability, it’s perhaps not worth the investment. The printer also comes with the optional addition of laser etching for a slightly higher price, and it does make for a good addition, with some pretty impressive results.
Overall the XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 Pro is a decent printer at a decent price point. It’s simple to use and install, and has some versatility and nice additions, but it does come with its flaws. With its build size, it’s value for money, and would make a decent buy for someone looking to get their first 3D printer.