Take a Closer Look
The Ender 3 S1 offers a near perfect printing experience that’s a welcome change from its budget minded predecessors. It’s easy to assemble and the CR Touch leveling system worked perfectly. I only needed to adjust the Z to compensate for filaments that need less squish. You get beautifully smooth prints even at standard print settings.
I’ve used this printer almost exclusively in the last few weeks, because I love the print quality and how consistent it is. Usually, some of the printers I review need a bit of fiddling after a few prints, but the Ender 3 S1 has been one of the most consistent printers I have reviewed lately, providing repeatable results over and over again.
Creality’s Ender 3 S1 introduces a lot of first for the series. Besides a dual motor-driven Z-axis, it adds auto-bed leveling, a removable spring-steel print bed, and, perhaps most notable of all, a custom, compact direct extruder. Just a list of bits of a printer – not so interesting – but the crucial point is that the sum of all these parts is an effortless and premium-feeling 3D printer that puts out quality prints and is just plain nice to live with doing so.