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    Crash Recommendations, Please...

    Hi Friends!

    Here's a fun one:

    I'm brand new to this forum, and I'm hoping to get some expert advice on a time-sensitive purchase.

    What that means is that I need to decide on a printer to purchase by EOD tomorrow.
    My initial budget is limited to <$500, and 3 options would be great.

    With that in mind, my only important feature is full-color ability,
    in order to print character prototypes like the image attached.

    A brand I've been pointed to is Creality...any opinions on those?

    Thank You to anyone who can help speed me to better decisions.

    -k
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    For under $500 you can buy a sub $200 printer like this: https://www.ebay.com/p/2291750255?ii...yABEgIcmPD_BwE . You can then buy yourself a 32 bit mainboard like the $20 SKR 1.4 Turbo like this one here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BIGTREETECH...22419138c12303 . And then you can get a MMU2S kit for $300 from Prusa research right here: https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/upgrades...it-mmu2s.html# . And YES in this light you very much can have a full color 32 bit FDM 3d printer for under $500. You just have to have some skills about you to pull it off. Otherwise you need to come up considerably on your budget or lower your bar of expectations, lol.

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    Thank You, Sir. This very helpful info.

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    except the mmu doesn't offer full colour.

    The only way you;ll get true full colour for under v$500 is to learn how to paint :-)

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    Well, how about 2 diamond hotends in an IDEX configuration? One for the primary colors, and one for black, white, and dissolving support filament. I am sure this can be built for under 500.

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    but what software do you use to both blend the colours and then turn it into voxels to be sent to the machine ?

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