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What 3D printer to get in the mid to mid hi quality range

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I am looking at buying a 3D printer. It will be used to produce a small number of items for sale so needs to be more than hobby level but does not need to be top of the line.

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So far I am leaning towards the Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro. AND it is available from a local store (Industrial Plastic) for more than $100 less than Amazon.

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Howdy. I've used several printers since 2014, but only on a casual basis, not having my own. Makerspaces have a wild variety, which take some tinkering and maintenance, but on the other hand, some of those members have the skills to maintain and even redesign their printers. This is not what I'm talking about.

Some libraries I've used have Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 3. These seem nice, but expensive.

I did finally get one of my own last Spring. It's a Prusa Mini+ and seems perfect for me; around USD 550. But if you like Creality, and can get it locally, go for it. I don't think there's any perfect answer. Good luck!

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