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Review XYZprinting da Vinci Mini; very affordable 3D printing

By - - Price update: 17 April 2024 -

Even before the XYZprinting da Vinci has arrived in stores, it has garnered multiple awards. For example, this small 3D printer received immediately after its debut in January at the CES 2016 the Editor's Choice Award of USA Today and Reviewed.com. Soon after followed by the TWICE Picks Award for best 3D printer at CES 2016 and the Best Choice Award at COMPUTEX Taipei 2016.

The biggest plus of the da Vinci Mini is of course its price. Because for not even € 300 you will get a very user-friendly, silent and plug-and-play 3D printer of which XYZprinting claims that you can immediately get to work with, even if you have never made a 3D print before.

This printer is very robustly built, can print up to a maximum build volume of 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches (150 x 150 x 150 mm) and also the print quality with a resolution of 100 micron can hardly be criticized. And that for a price of...

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Review XYZprinting da Vinci Mini
The da Vinci Mini produces average-to-high-quality printed objects with above-average resolution. While slower than much costlier 3D printers, this machine is also faster than its predecessor. I don't recommend many 3D printers, as I think most deliver far too little value, especially in light of exorbitant pricing. The da Vinci Mini really delivers for a sub-$300 machine, and it is one of the few I can heartily recommend for any beginner maker.
Score: 8.0
Tom's Guide:
Review XYZprinting da Vinci Mini
The da Vinci Mini offers a lot of printing performance for its price, producing clean, attractive prints with only a few glitches. The Good preset provides the best balance between speed and quality. What you don't get with the Mini is the flexibility of other 3D printers: it can print only with filament bought directly from XYZprinting. That may not be a problem for most users, though, and the da Vinci Mini offers value for money that is hard to beat.
Score: 8.0


XYZprinting has once again with the da Vinci Mini introduced a printer that totally fits in the philosophy of the company: the creation and offering of user-friendly 3D printers at very competitive prices. And this approach awarded the Mini already at launch several prizes and awards.

The da Vinci Mini does not have advanced features like a Dual Extruder or a heatable printbed like high-end models, however, it is a beautiful device to start as a consumer, teacher or small company. With an excellent price and still decent performance the Mini of XYZprinting brings 3D printing to an even wider market.

  • Price! • User-friendly • Sound • Size
  • Print quality • Single Extruder • No heatable printbed • Closed filament system
  • Specifications

    Print specifications

    Printing technology Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
    Layer Resolution (micron / mm)100-400 / 0.1-0.4


    Filament systeem (Open/closed)Closed
    Print speed (mm3/s)100

    Physical characteristics printer

    Number of extruders 1 (Single Extruder)

    Software/System Requirements

    Software included XYZware
    XYZprinting da Vinci Mini

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