It was already expected for a while, but finally Zortrax introduced the successor of their first resin 3D-printer, called the Zortrax Inkspire 2. The first Zortrax Inkspire is already on the market since 2018 and still runs on RGB-type 2K LCD screen. Nowadays all their competitors run on monochrome LCD screens and have resolutions of 4K, 6K and sometimes even 8K. So it was time that Zortrax introduced a new resin 3D-printing with newer technology. Now they announced the Zortrax Inkspire 2, which seems like a 4K monochrome resin 3D-printer. Find the specifications and comparison with competitors below.
Image by Zortrax: the new Zortrax Inkspire 2 resin 3D-printing in a workshop.
Zortrax Inkspire 2 Technical specifications and pricing
Below are the technical specifications accoring to 3Dprintingindustry.com for the Zortrax Inkspire 2 3D printer. Prospective customers can order the Inkspire 2 now via the company’s online store, with pricing starting at £3,190.
|LCD Screen||8.9″ monochrome|
|Light Source||Integrated 405nm LED Panel|
|Build Volume||192 x 120 x 280 mm|
|Pixel Size||50 μm|
|Layer Thickness||25, 50, 100 μm|
|Operating Temperature||20-40 °C|
|Touchscreen||4” IPS 800 x 480|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, LAN, USB|
|AC Input||100-240 V AC 6.2 A 50/60 Hz|
Comparing the Zortrax Inkspire 2 with competitor printers
The specifications of the Zortrax Inkspire 2 are quite similar compared to competitors 4K resin 3D-printers on the market. But it is good to keep in mind that his machine has some extra benefits as it is build to work well with engineering resins, has good light homogeneity and features like automatic filling. It can be worth paying a bit extra for a well-build printer. We have also seen this with the Shining3D Accufab-L4K and L4K printers, which are also slightly more expensive Monochrome 4K LCD printers, but have a great output quality. We hope to see something similar from the Inkspire 2.
|Brand||Model||Build size||Pixel size||resolution|
|Zortrax||Inkspire 2||192x120x280||50||4K (3840×2400)|
|Anycubic||Photon Mono X||192x120x245||50||4K (3840×2400)|
|Anycubic||Photon Mono X2||196x122x200||48||4K (4096×2560)|
|Anycubic||Photon M3||163x102x180||40||4K (4098×2560|
|Anycubic||Photon M3 Plus||197x122x245||34||6K (5760×3600)|
|Anycubic||Photon M3 Max||298x164x300||46||7K (6480×3600)|
|Anycubic||Photon 3 Premium||219x123x250||29||8K (7680×4320)|
|Phrozen||Mighty 8K||218x123x235||28||8K (7785×4392)|
|Elegoo||Saturn 2||219x129x250||28.5||8K (7680×4320)|
Zortrax Inkspire 2 resin compatibility
At the time of writing, there is no information on resin compatible on the Zortrax Inkspire 2. it is expected that the printer works on a similar way with 3rd party resins compared to its predecessors. If you want to try, a good starting point for settings can be those published for the Elegoo Saturn (4K monochrome LCD printer). If you happen to have a the new Zortrax Inkspire 2 and want to test, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. 3D-printing settings for the older original Zortrax Inkspire can be found in this link.
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