My first 3d printer was a FlashForge Dreamer. It was cool for awhile, then I got an Anycubic Photon which is amazing. I have had it for over a year now and LOVE it. And, I just got a Phenom.
I used up 3 liters of resin and am never going back. I’m trying to justify buying another one, just to speed up my printing.
I do have a few small complaints about the Phenom. The build plate on the Photon is pyramid shaped allowing the excess resin to drip off into the trough. The Phenom’s build plate is flat and holds resin. After the print I let it drip for an hour or so, then I unclip the plate and hold it sideways so the excess resin on the top drips into the tray.
The Phenom is slower than the Photon, but that is mainly exposure time. Not much that can be done about that.
I put the Phenom together and got perfect prints from the start. I never even had to adjust the build plate. But, a printed manual with full set-up instructions would be nice.
I had been using the Anycubic slicer, and now I’m using Chitubox. There are some issues with that slicer - I’m thinking of switching to Cura.
I bought 3 liters of Deft resin and it was good, but expensive.
When I ran out I tried using some Anycubic resin and nothing sticks to the buildplate. I tried adjusting settings, but it didn’t help. I’m trying Siraya Tech resin next. It has good reviews here and is only $35 a liter.
Overall, I’d like 2 more.