This year’s Prime Day sales include some excellent deals on 3D printers

Check out these Prime Day 3D printing deals that have something for beginners and experts alike.

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Dipping your toes into the world of 3D printing can be intimidating. There are machines to figure out, terminology to learn, schematics of various Star Wars helmets to download off of the internet. Plus, it all sounds expensive. Here on Prime Day, though, Amazon is offering some substantial discounts on a wide variety of 3D printers and the supplies you need to start making your own army of Dungeons and Dragons miniatures or any other thing you can imagine. Check out these Prime Day 3D printer deals below.

Prime day 3D printer resin deals

Start digging into the 3D printing world and you’ll find that there are several different types of machines. Resin printers, like those made by Anycubic turn liquid resin (hence the name) into three dimensional objects with the help of UV light to cure the material. 

You can opt for a high-end model like the ANYCUBIC Photon Mono SE 3D Printer, which is $100 off during Prime Day with a coupon available on the page. Cheaper models like this $200 version can print objects up to 6.5 inches tall with high fidelity. This is the kind of printer that’s ideal for printing gaming figures for your role playing adventures, or just trying to replace the pieces from your copy of Chutes and Ladders that you destroyed in a fit of blind rage after a bad die roll. 

Elegoo also offers resin 3D printers, including this $299 Mars Pro 2, which gets you $60 extra off if you use the on-page coupon. You can even get $5 off the normal price for bottles of resin that you’ll need to make printed objects with your Anycubic machine. It comes in a variety of colors including pink, black, and green. 

If you want to go high-end with your resin printing, the Anycubic Photo Mono X is down to $529 from a lofty $799 regular price. It can print high-fidelity objects at more than nine inches tall. It prints quickly, too, with each printing layer taking just one or two seconds. Sometimes you really need that little statue of Athor, Dragon Overlord of Hyrule in a hurry.

Filament 3D printing

Your other option when it comes to 3D printing involves turning spools of plastic thread into layers that build your object. The Creality Ender 3 V2 Upgraded 3D Printer is a good example that’s on sale for $279 during Prime Day, all the way down from $399. It has baked in features that prevent common errors like filament clogs or jams, too, which will save you money in the long run. 

The Anycubic Mega S can print objects up to 8 inches tall using filament, but costs just $219 on Prime Day, that’s down from a regular price of $339.

You’ll want some filament to go with your printer, and there are some Prime Day deals there as well. A 2.2-pound spool of GEEETECH 1.75mm PLA 3D Printer Filament will only cost you roughly $15 if you buy the black color. If you want to go even fancier, you can save nearly $7 on a spool of glow-in-the-dark filament. 

You can peruse Amazon’s entire selection of Prime Day 3D printer deals right here.

Stan Horaczek
Stan Horaczek

is the senior gear editor at Popular Science and Popular Photography. His past bylines include Rolling Stone, Engadget, Men's Journal, GQ, and just about any other publication that has ever written about gadgets. For a short time, he even wrote the gadget page for Every Day With Rachel Ray magazine. He collects vintage cameras, eats pizza, and hopes you won't go looking at his Tweets even though the link is down there.