Is the Creality K1 Worth it? A 6-Month Review

This article is a summary of the YouTube video ‘Creality K1 review, is it worth it after 6 months?’ by Noizie Works

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The Creality K1 is an affordable 3D printer with design flaws that can be fixed, performs well with various filaments, and has seamless WiFi capabilities, but a limited default slicer and a mobile app filled with ads.

Key Insights

  • The Creality K1 is a fully clipper-based 3D printer with a build volume of 220x220x250.
  • It has automated bed mesh leveling and can reach print speeds of over 400mm/s.
  • The first batch buyers of the printer were ripped off as the price dropped significantly on Black Friday.
  • The printer has some design flaws, such as a top lid that scratches the printed object, but these can be fixed with modifications.
  • Early batches had issues with the extruder and hotend, but later versions fixed those problems.
  • VFA artifacting is a common issue with the printer and firmware updates have helped reduce it, but some artifacting is still present.
  • The printer performs well with various filaments like PLA, PETG, ABS, and TPU, with flow rates close to the claimed specifications.
  • The printer can handle high speeds, reaching over 400mm/s with low layer heights, but the default slicer has limitations.
  • WiFi capabilities are seamless with the Creality Print software, but the mobile app is filled with ads and not user-friendly.
  • The printer is now available at a lower price point, making it a good value for its features.
  • The reviewer recommends subscribing to their channel for more reviews and testing of filaments and resins.

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Transcript

Hey everybody, welcome back to the shop. What if I told you that if you are one of the first batch buyers that you got totally ripped off. Yeah, let’s talk about it.

The Creality K1 is their first attempt at the out-of-the-box experience that you will have never seen before. It is a fully clipper-based printer, it houses a build volume of 220 by 220 by 250. It has fully automated bat mesh leveling, it houses input shaping, and it can provide you with a passively heated build room of about 42 degrees. It can reach insane accelerations with more than 400 millimeters a second of print speeds.

If you are new to the channel, hi, my name is Yves, and I’m going to give you my honest opinion of the Creality K1, and one thing you should know is that this is not a sponsored product. This is fully paid for, just like you guys.

So, about the ripped off parts, this printer when it came out, the first batches went for about 650 to 700 euros. So, I paid, I think, about 675 euros, and now with the Black Friday deals, you can get this printer as low as, I thought it was 350 euros. Yikes! This printer is only six months old, and it already started to go on sale for almost half of the price.

I have close to 10 days of printing on this machine, and I have quite a few things to say about it. First of all, we have

This article is a summary of the YouTube video ‘Creality K1 review, is it worth it after 6 months?’ by Noizie Works