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What a good printer to use for printing dungeon tiles ?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:01 am
by MarkSutherland
I know this is a tricky question...

I'm looking at a lot of printers on the market and would like to know what printer would be suitable for printing scenery and wargames things

any help would be appreciated :?

Re: What a good printer to use for printing dungeon tiles ?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:22 am
by DungeonMaster
I've ordered a Prusa i3 Mk2 online in kit form. Has great features and a large (200 x 200 x 180) print volume.

You can get them ready made but I've gone with the kit so I can learn more about it and can upgrade it myself (amusingly enough by printing off the upgrades)

Re: What a good printer to use for printing dungeon tiles ?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:19 pm
by krouton3
i use a robo r1 was like $799 when i first got it but now you can get the robo r1 +plus for $499 and it prints off in 10 X 9 X 8" but i choose it for the build size since i do cosplay applications with it too lol

Re: What a good printer to use for printing dungeon tiles ?

PostPosted:Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:01 pm
by Maledrakh
Me being a complete novice when it came to 3d printing, bought a Flashforge Finder just before christmas.
This is an inexpensive and easy to use, plug and play printer that only prints PLA, but does it well. It prints down to .08mm, which is about as smooth as smooth can be, with very minor visible stepping and just a few visible print lines. It has a 14x14x14cm print area, which is a bit small, but perfectly usable for scenery items.

It operates with low noise and very little smell.

I had an early issue with the printed pieces curling/ lifting from the print bed, but all I needed to do to keep things flat on the print bed was to cover it with the box it came in when printing, to exclude the draft that cooled the PLA too soon.
I have had one blockage that was simple enough to clear, there are tutorials on youtube that says how to do it.

For my use to make wargaming scenery, bases and such stuff, it has turned out to be en excellent choice. It prints both detailed tanks in 1/100 scale and great scenery in warhammer scale without issues. It prints the openlock dungen tiles from printable scenery just fine.

I am sure there are better printers around, but I found this to be both one of the cheapest on the market, ready to use and it makes good quality prints.

I heartily recomment this one, especially to novices who are intimidated by all the DIY kits out there.