Monoprice is an American online retailer based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. They sell generic-branded consumer electronics, as well as consumer electronics and outdoor equipment.
Monoprice has made a name for themselves in the 3D printing world by finding their own niche within the industry. They often reproduce open-source systems and sell them for a fraction of the cost of the real 3D printer. With the low price though, you will often time still get a top-notch quality, at least for some of their models.
Their main product lines are the MP Select Mini, Maker Select, Maker Select Plus, Maker Ultimate, and MP Mini Delta. Their most popular model is the Maker series. They actually happen to be one of the best selling 3D Printers on the market.
You’ll find a full listing of all of the Monoprice reviews we currently have below:
1) Monoprice Maker Select V2 Review
The Monoprice Maker Select V2 is economical, yet a valuable option. It’s suited for everyone, 3d printer beginners, as well as experienced and professional users. The Maker Select V2 offers a big list of features, big print volume, heated bed, it also supports a wide range of materials use and an easy to follow print procedure.
The Maker Select V2 is $299, but don’t let the price of the printer fool you. The printer aims towards high-performance and seriousness for making small fun items as well as making complex and detailed parts and prototypes for actual products. Of course, nothing is perfect, and it has its pros and cons. You can read the full review here.
2) Monoprice Maker Architect Review
The Monoprice Maker Architect 3D Printer is a powerful printer with numerous useful features for a fraction of the cost. The printer has been a target to a lot of controversies. It’s a budget-friendly printer, and it has its limitations.
Monoprice is known for using open source for their printers. Therefore, the main feature of the Maker Architect is the FlashForge Mighty Board. This is the main control board for 3D printers. Besides being a very affordable 3D Printer, you are also able to upgrade the Maker Architect, like getting a heated build plate with which you’ll be able to print with more filaments. You can read the full review here.
3) Monoprice Maker Select Plus Review
The Monoprice Maker Select is a 3D printer, like the Maker Select V2, is made for the new users, as well as experienced ones. It is a budget-friendly option, which doesn’t necessarily mean that it compromises the quality or the abilities of the printer. This, of course, makes it a compelling choice when you’re looking for a 3D printer.
Monoprice evolves fast in the 3D printing world. It releases and improves their products as they go. The Maker Select Plus precisely that. A better and improved printer over the older models which gives its users more features and flexibility while remaining budget-friendly. You can read the full review here.
4) Monoprice Select Mini Review
This 3D printer offers usability and practicality at a fraction of the cost of more expensive 3D printers. The Select Mini 3D Printer is made to target people that are aiming for a budget-friendly printer with the full 3D printing experience. This means that its users, despite the low cost, will still have at their disposal most of the features of a high-end 3D printer. Ease of use is also a big selling point for this printer.
Like every other printer out there, the Select Mini has its pros and cons. However, it’s worth to mention some of its core features, like factory calibrated print bed, quick release filament system, LCD display, and open source. It also offers material freedom, which means you can choose any printing material you want. It won’t come as a surprise that it’s been rated by many as the best budget 3D printer on the market. You can read the full review here.
5) Monoprice Select Mini V2 Review
If you’re a big fan of budget-friendly 3D printers, obviously, Monoprice will deliver. They may not come with all the full potential, fancy features, and specs that the top-notch printers have to offer, but, they are much more accessible to many more people.
For the most part, these economic printer options work just as well as the more expensive ones with many thanks to open source technology. One of the best budget-friendly options out there is the above mentioned MP Select Mini, and now, an even better option is out there, the MP Select Mini V2. You can read the full review here.