Tuesday, 14 May 2013

3D Printer more Reliable than 2 Dimensional Counterpart!

Today I'd like to share a frustration I've been having and I'd be interested to know if anyone else is having a similar experience:

My 3D printer is currently churning away for about 20h a day. It costs around £500 and hums away in the corner and churns out my orders in top quality PLA. Current reliability is somewhere around 99.9%.

When I come to posting the prints to customers I print off postage labels with my 2D printer. The printer is around £100, and only 2 months old and prints about 3-4 pages a day. Every time I print there is a paper jam and I have to restart the printer after every single page. Current reliability rate is around 1-2%.

Oh the irony! I guess I'll be buying a new 2D printer then... Anyone else got this issue?