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Liquid Crystal HR (High-Res) Photocentric

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Liquid Crystal HR (High-Res) Liquid Crystal HR (High-Res) Product description: A desktop 3D printer with a maximum build size of 196 x 147 x 250 mm, manufactured by Photocentric. Customer reviews:
Review of the Liquid Crystal HR (High-Res) desktop 3D printer. - by , Sep 5, 2016
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Basic specs Price: $ 2,091
Model Liquid Crystal HR (High-Res)
Manufacturer Photocentric (see all products)
Category Desktop
Topic Resin 3D printing (see all articles)
Technology Resin (SLA, DLP...)
Material Liquid resin
Max. build size 196 × 147 × 250 mm
Release date 2016
Country United Kingdom

Photocentric Liquid Crystal HR (High-Res) review

The Photocentric Liquid Crystal High-Res (HR) is a desktop 3D printer made by Photocentric. Photocentric is a resin manufacturer based in the UK and the US. This 3D printer is also known as the Photocentric LC HR and provides high-resolution 3D printing.

A newer version of this 3D printer exists: Photocentric Liquid Crystal High-Res 2.

The Photocentric Liquid Crystal HR is based on a proprietary technology called DPP (Daylight Polymer Printing), similar to DLP (Digital Light Processing). A proprietary liquid resin (Daylight Photopolymer or Daylight resin from Photocentric) is selectively cured layer after layer to build a 3D part. It takes between 23 and 55 seconds to solidify one layer when using the 100 micron resolution setting.

This 3D printer offers a build volume of 196 x 147 x 250 mm, which is relatively large for a desktop resin 3D printer.

Photocentric also manufactures the Liquid Crystal Pro and the Liquid Crystal Precision.

Photocentric Liquid Crystal High-Res main features

  • High-resolution LCD screen: the 9.7-inch LCD screen used to solidify the resin offers a high resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
  • XY resolution: Photocentric’s Liquid Crystal HR offers a great resolution of 96 microns, or 0,096 mm.
  • Touchscreen: the LCHR offers a friendly user interface with its 7-inch color touchscreen.
  • Software: this resin 3D printer requires Creation Workshop software, compatible with Windows. A free, one-year software license is provided with this 3D printer.

A dedicated part-washing unit– Photocentric Wash– and liquid resin cleaner are also available separately. The Photocentric Wash unit is able to easily clean parts in a few minutes.

Photocentric LCHR price

The manufacturer price of the LCHR is £1,599. A 1kg Daylight resin bundle is available for an additional £45. Photocentric also manufactures UV resins.

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Liquid Crystal HR (High-Res) Photocentric


Model Liquid Crystal HR (High-Res)
Manufacturer Photocentric
Price $ 2,091
Release date 2016
Country United Kingdom
Status discontinued
Category Desktop
Technology Resin (SLA, DLP...)
Material Liquid resin
Filament diameter
OS compatibility Microsoft Windows
Generic material


XY accuracy 0.096 mm
Max. build size 196 × 147 × 250 mm
Max. build volume 7.20 L
Max. print speed
Min. layer thickness 0.03 mm


Dimensions 310 mm
Weight 15 kg
Nozzle diameter(s)
Power input 100-240 V


Heated print bed
Heated build chamber
Automatic calibration
Closed frame Yes
Dual extruder
Independent Dual Extruder
Full color
LCD screen
Touchscreen Yes
On-board camera
Mobile app
3D scanners
CNC mill
Electronics 3D printing
Laser engraving
Conveyor belt
Air filter
Pellet extruder


Wifi Yes
SD card
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