The difference between laser and LED resin printers is mainly in the type of light source they use to cure the resin. Laser printers use a single laser beam that scans across the resin layer by moving a mirror12. LED printers use an array of LEDs that flash the entire layer at once12.
Some advantages of LED printers over laser printers are:
- They are faster because they don’t need to move a mirror13.
- They are cheaper because they have fewer moving parts43.
- They are more reliable because they have less mechanical wear and tear43.
Some advantages of laser printers over LED printers are: