I was looking for some advice on which 3D printers are good for someone who is just getting into 3D printing?
I have been looking at the Anet A8 on ebay but not sure if they are any good or not.
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Which printer for a beginner depends far more on the beginner in question than the various printers available.
If you have special/esoteric printing needs, that puts constraints on - if you kinda vaguely want a 3-D plastic printer, but don't really know what you want to use it for the field is wide open.
A budget would make answering your question alot easier. Do you have any experience with cad/cam software? What are you wanting to do with it? There are many inexpensive 3d printers but your skill level in mechanics/machinery, electronics, programming etc will also help others choose a good option for you. For example, plug and play units are usually more expensive than build your own models. But if you don't have the skill to assemble it the savings wasn't worth it
Anet A8 in Ebay will be probably a kit "do it yourself". Something not easy for starters.
I suggest you buy a cheap and ready to use one. A rebrand of Malyan M200 (Monoprice select mini in U.S., Prima Creator in Europe) or something similar.
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