The best 3D printers

A product shot of one of the best 3D printers in action
(Image credit: Osman Talha Dikyar via Unsplash)

The best 3D printers open up a whole new world of creativity. Whether you want to create 3D art, conceptual models, toys, fashion accessories, prototypes or functional parts, you can do so just by designing on a screen and then printing it out.

When Creative Bloq launched in 2012, the 3D printing revolution was just taking off, and we've been trialling out various printers ever since. For this article, we've combined our personal experience of 3D printing, our own hands-on reviews of specific models, and tests conducted by our stablemates at Future Publishing to bring you a definitive list of the best 3D printers available today.

Why you can trust Creative Bloq Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

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Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.

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