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Anet A8 desktop 3D printer - the best 3D printer under $200

BySophia Windsor 2018-05-25 5424

Anet A8 is an unassembled DIY 3D printer kit featuring cheap price and quality printing. The redefined usability and performance make it an ideal builder for brand new hobbyists and thinkers. What about the Anet A8's features, building process and printing quality? Let's show you the details.


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Anet A8 3D printer

Anet A8 3D printer Specs

First, let's take a quick overview on Anet A8 3D printer via the specs below.


Product name
Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer
Engraving area
220 x 220 x 240mm
Frame material
acrylic plate
Platform board
aluminum base
Nozzle quantity
Nozzle diameter
Layer thickness
0.1 - 0.3mm
Print speed
XY-axis positioning accuracy
Z-axis positioning accuracy
Memory card offline print
SD card (not included)
File format
G-code, OBJ, STL
Connector type
USB, SD card
Supporting material
ABS, luminescent, nylon PVA, PLA, PP, wood
Material diameter
Host computer software
Cura, Repetier-Host


Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer - BLACK EU PLUG

Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer - BLACK EU PLUG
$191.77 $139.99    



Coming with a modest 220 x 220 x 240mm engraving area, the Anet A8 3D printer is very fit for your convenient desktop use. The printer is made from acrylic plate frame and aluminum platform board, very durable and stable. And there is an LCD screen for clearly showing the working status.   

the engraving area of Anet A8 3D printer

the structure of Anet A8 3D printer

Printing performance

The Anet A8 is equipped with a 0.4mm diameter fully closed metal nozzle, which enables a fast printing speed (100mm/s) and smooth filament extruding without jam. However, the printing quality is by no means weaker than the printing speed thanks to the high printing precision with the XY-axis positioning accuracy of 0.012mm and Z-axis positioning accuracy of 0.004mm. Besides, the excellent motor (working for 1000 hours continuously), metal pulleys and upgraded main-board will ensure an efficient printing.

the quality of Anet A8 3D printer

The printer supports multiple printing filament, such as ABS, PLA, wood, PVA, PP, luminescent. It can work with 3 main operating systems:  Windows XP/7/8/10, Mac, Linux. Besides the USB connection to your devices like laptops, you can also use offline SD card printing and the supported format includes G-code, OBJ, STL. You can Click Here to look through SD card English information.

the printing filament of Anet A8 3D printer

Anet A8 3D printer assembly

Assembly is also an important factor that we should take into account. As we mentioned above, the Anet A8 is an unassembled DIY kit, but you don't have to worry about it, as the assembly video will provide you a  step-by-step build instruction. And you must appreciate the joy of assembling a 3D printer from scratch.

Anet A8 3D printer video display

Want to enjoy a live building process and printing performance of the Anet A8 3D printer? Just watch the video below.



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