There have been many many attempts at an entry level 3D printers, none have been more popular than the Creality Ender 3. Its large enough to do most jobs, sturdy enough for it to be repeatable, reliable enough to be entry level friendly.
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When you order your printer, order a spool or two of Esun or Hatchbox PLA PRO/+ in white, black, or gray. There are fancier colors but these spools will be used to basically calibrate and test your printer, and they are dead on consistent. Fancy colors not required.
I also recommend you get a set (or two) of relatively accurate calipers. This is a good model to start with. These will be indispensable when tuning your printer in part 2.
Finally, you’ll need a slicer. I prefer Cura. There are many others available but I’ve found Cura the easiest to use getting started, and it’s free. Download here.
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