XYZ Printing’s higher-end family 3D printer is a richly featured, robust machine at a reasonable price, although there are a few flaws that stop it from being truly perfect. Some good design features make it generally easy to use, and with both WiFi and cabled connectivity it’s suitable for almost any situation.
The da Vinci 1.1 Plus does not lead in print quality – there are better print results out there – but in general we were very happy with the results, and the majority of users would be unlikely to think the machine was lacking in this area.
The touchscreen interface is generally easy to use, and it’s not hard to get going on your own print, which should make it an appealing option for families and less techy types.
The machine also features a built-in gallery of downloadable designs to print, and comes with software to allow you to sculpt your own designs. This makes it a great option for newcomers to 3D printing and families looking to get their kids involved in the whole process.
The price is also very reasonable given the features, at €799 or $699.
However, the machine could come with better arranged guides; these are hidden away on a memory stick, in a mixture of pdfs and videos, making it sometimes difficult to locate a specific issue. There are also some rather poor translations on the printer’s touch screen interface, which don’t help the problem.
The da Vinci 1.1 Plus is a excellent, if a little flawed 3D printer, and well worth considering if you’re looking for a capable first machine.