If you look at the resin 3D-printer offering these days, there are already a lot of desktop MSLA / LCD printers that already utilize 8K imaging technology. For instance the:
- – Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K
- – Phrozen Sonic Mighty 8K
- – Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K
- – Elegoo Saturn 2 8K
- – Anycubic Photon M3 Premium 8K
Probably at the time of writing there are already new ones released. All these printers are equipped with an 8K resolution LCD screen, as LCD screens with this resolution are already available. For DLP’s this is not yet the case, but they might come soon too. If you are really interesting in the technology behind DLP’s, this article about 2K, 4K 8K resolution 3D-printers and resins is worth reading.
Image by Uncle Jessy comparing the Elegoo Saturn (4K) with the Elegoo Saturn S (4K) and the elegoo Saturn 2 (8K). Click on the link to see the video.
8K Compatible resin for 3D-printing
With the introduction of high resolution, 4K and 8K resin 3D-printers, marketing also hits the resin market. For instance Phrozen and other companies are now offering 4K resin and an 8K resin. According to the company; “Phrozen Aqua 4K Resin was designed for high resolution and works best with the Sonic Mini 4K & Sonic Mighty 4K 3D Printers. With its special formula, Phrozen Aqua 4K Resin creates high-quality & extremely intricate 3D models with 4K resolution.”
As a resin developer and manufacturer, we at Liqcreate understand that a resin specifically developed for a type of printer can give great quality. The power of the LED in the printer can be fine-tuned to work best for the resin and the resin can be modified to work well on this printer. However, this does not mean that if you run it on another 4K printers, you will get the same quality. The resolution comes from the hardware in combination with settings that work well with the resin. With any compatible resin you would be able to get similar resolution printed parts.
Liqcreate resins are universal resins, working with DLP, MSLA and sometimes even SLA. These resins work on 2K, 4K, 8K and anything in between. As long as the settings are dialed in properly. In this list you can find settings for a lot of printers, to get the best results when working with Liqcreate 3D-printing resin.
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