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Original Prusa MINI

  • Usable Filament Diameter

    1.75 mm

  • Max Recommended Printing Speed

    200+ mm/s

  • Build Area

    178 mm x 178 mm x 178 mm

  • Layer Height

    0.05 - 0.25 mm

Product Overview

A desktop 3D printer kit with a build area of 178 mm x 178 mm x 178 mm and a weight of 4.5 kg, the Original Prusa MINI is an easy-to-assemble machine for those looking for their first desktop 3D printer. The Original Prusa MINI is compatible with 1.75 mm filament and can print objects up to 245 mm tall with a 0.05 - 0.25 mm layer height. The Original Prusa MINI has a heated bed, an extruder type of Bowden, and can be controlled via SD card or USB cable.

Original Prusa MINI Specification


There's a Bowden extruder inside.

This Bowden extruder means that the extruder is mounted on the frame of the actual printer rather than the tip. The filament then travels through a PTFE tube to reach the hot end, and out onto the print.

Extruder Type

The usable filament diameter is a 1.75 mm diameter.

The recommended maximum printing speed is 200+ mm/s. This printing speed can affect the quality of the print, so make sure this speed falls within ranges you would like.

You'll get a 178 mm x 178 mm x 178 mm in the Original Prusa MINI, so make sure everything you want to print fits in this. You can make do by making your print in pieces, and then assembling, however, sometimes you'll just need a larger build area.

Usable Filament Diameter
1.75 mm
Build Area
178 mm x 178 mm x 178 mm
Build Plate Attachment
Max. Nozzle Temperature
280 ºC
Build Volume
180 mm x 180 mm x 180 mm
Build Plate Surface
Max Build Plate Temperature
100 ºC
Layer Height
0.05 - 0.25 mm
Total Mass Overall Dimensions
330 mm x 380 mm x 380 mm
Build Chamber During Process
Max Recommended Printing Speed
200+ mm/s
USB Port
Ethernet Port
Hepa Filter
Filament Runout Sensor
4.5 kg
330 mm x 380 mm x 380 mm
Total Weight
4.5 kg

Reviews of the Original Prusa MINI


Based on 4 reviews

The 3D printer to buy on a budget
  • - 4.5
The Prusa Mini is now my go-to recommendation for anyone on a budget. The print quality is as good as printers twice the price, and it prints brilliantly out of the box. I have been amazed at the Prusa Mini performance, and you will be too. You'll need to order it soon, though, as they take a little while to arrive.
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Original Prusa Mini
  • - 4.5
It requires assembly and calibration care (plus shipping from the Czech Republic), but the Original Prusa Mini is a compact, open-frame 3D printer that consistently produces superb-quality output for a great price.
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Original Prusa MINI 3D Printer In-Depth Review
  • - 4.2
The 3D printer has hit the market by promoting itself as the printer for beginners with an affordable price tag. Hence, there are few features that you may find missing when compared to its predecessor, the MK3S. Such as the filament sensor, the smooth PEI as well as the textured powder-coated steel sheets. However, these can be included by paying during the purchase. Keeping these minor changes apart, the printer offers great value for money with its amazing print results and reliability.
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Can the new Prusa MINI go head to head with the larger Original Prusa i3 MK3s?
  • - 5
The Original Prusa MINI is simply the best 3D printer available. It's not just a matter of price but convenience and ease of use. The small size and robust build make it easy to transport, but it's the print quality the shines through with the results being as good as any FFF printer out there. That's the great thing about PRUSA printers, they adapt and enable you to improve them over time. For the price, you get an incredible amount; this is by no means a budget 3D printer, it's a true entry-level printer that should be the first choice for crafters, modellers and engineering enthusiasts. There is very little to fault with this compact machine.
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