Prusa 3D Original Prusa i3 MK2

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Machine type

3D Printer


FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)


PLA, ABS, Nylon, Bronze PLA, HIPS, PET, FLEX, Wood PLA, Brick PLA, PC, ASA, PETT (T-glass), Rubber/Flex (TPU), PETG, Carbon Fiber, POM (Delrin), ColorFabb XT, Magnetic Iron PLA, ColorFabb XT CF20 (PET-G), Colorfabb nGEN, PLA-CF , PCTPE, Conductive PLA, PolyMax PLA, Marble PLA, nGen FLEX, Low Weight PLA

Average Price


Build Volume 250 x 210 x 200 mm (9.8 x 8.3 x 8 in.)
Layer Resolution Low 200 micron (0.008 in.)
Layer Resolution High 50 micron (0.002 in.)
Owner Ratings (10)   4.6

Owner Feedback

Pretty reliable printer, I rarely have any issues with it I've been using it over 2 years almost daily.
Sep 8, 2020
Is a good printer for starting in 3d printing
Apr 3, 2020
Excelent pinter
Quality of print could be improved and is done in later editions.
Jun 5, 2019
Best in class.
Mar 30, 2019
I highly recommend this printer
My experience with this printer has very positive. It worked right out of the box. Any problems I had along the way where mostly related to ignorance. I have been enjoyed and appreciated the quality of this 3d printer.
Dec 26, 2018
My only complaint is the noise. Other than that no issues with the machine. Although people usually praise prusa's customer service, I think it's not that great. If you email them, it takes a long time for them to get back to you and if you chat, that's usually not helpful.
Dec 8, 2018
An excellent printer in terms of print quality, value and the community. I'd buy 10 if I could justify that many.
I've gone from a prebuilt Mk2s to a Mk2.5 and now a Haribo v2 half bear. For the money its the best and most reliable printer in my opinion(As of this review I am talking about the Mk3, Prusa's latest iteration). I think the frame could be improved, the Mk3 or Haribo v2 upgrade really helps the print quality, however there are better designs out there. That being said mine has thousands of printing hours with 99% of all failures being operator error. Prusa's manuals, community, and support are all amazing. The Mk2.5 & 3's removable bed is the best upgrade / feature any printer could have, most prints flex right off. As for reliability, not a single non-printed part has broken on my machine, but I have upgraded the nozzle to hardened steel and the base machine / printed parts to the Mk2.5 with the Haribo frame. Prusa's edition of Slic3r works well for what it is but I don't think it's on par with the advancements they've made with their machines, however they have stated it's due for an overhaul.

Other manufacturing technologies like SLA and SLS produce near perfect parts but not with the same ease of use or cost as FDM. If I never had the experience of using a Markforged or some production grade 3D Systems machines I would give my Mk2 all 5 stars, but i'm a perfectionist so every bump or misaligned layer bothers me.
As of this review I recommend both the Prusa i3 Mk2 and Mk3.


About Original Prusa i3 MK2

Prusa i3 is a proven design with tens of thousands users all around the planet. Now you have a great opportunity to buy one directly from the author Josef Průša and support it's further development. All parts of this 3D printer are Open Source and are part of the RepRap project.

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