The Anycubic Photon Mono M5s is the first ever 12k leveling-free resin printer available at a fraction of the price of much less powerful machines. Its insane detailing and approachability make it one of the best investments that beginners and 3D printing enthusiasts alike could make.

But what exactly can the Photon Mono M5s do? Here we’ll look at all the best reasons to get excited about this new resin 3D printer.

Anycubic Photon Mono M5s

Insane Detailing

The 10.1’’ LCD screen is in 12k, meaning the resolution and detailing you can achieve in even the tiniest models is improved dramatically over lesser machines. This resolution is a first on the consumer level, making it the highest resolution screen available and affordable for the average household.

Leveling-Free System

Another first that Anycubic boasts with the Photon Mono M5s is the leveling-free system, which automatically detects the necessary bed level and adjusts accordingly. Those of you who know how finicky manual leveling can be will be happy to hear about this feature, as it not only removes the need to adjust things yourself, but also decreases the risk of failed prints.

Print Faster Than Ever

The Anycubic Photon Mono M5s can handle both standard and high-speed resins, capable of reaching up to 105mm/s when using the latter. Achieving this kind of print speed will require some detail tweaking using the newly upgraded Anycubic Photon Workshop 3.1 to ensure the model is hollow, but that won’t detract from the exquisite detail.

Anycubic’s own high-speed resin is designed for not only faster printing speeds, but faster curing times too. This is excellent news for those of you who just can’t wait around for your prints, and especially good for small business owners who want a high turnover of products to sell online.

Device Detection

The Photon Mono M5s automatically detects and appraises any new device connected to it, ensuring that the software is compatible with the hardware before acting for smooth printing and seamless connectivity. Not only this, but it will adjust its hardware and settings accordingly if it can to make itself adaptable and work well with most smart devices.

If there are any problems that the machine can’t adapt to itself, you will get a notification regarding the nature of the issue on the Anycubic app, removing the guesswork and helping you fix any minor issues.

Automatic Resin Check

The Photon Mono M5s will check to make sure there is enough resin loaded into the vat before printing. If there isn’t enough resin to complete the model you’ve programmed for printing, the printer will notify you. This removes the potential heartbreak of seeing your project stop before it’s done, wasting both time and resin while you fetch more.

Failure Checks and Automatic Stopping

If the Photon Mono M5s detects any kind of fault or failure while printing, it will halt the process. This is not only much safer if the detected issue is a hardware one, but it will also save a lot of wasted resin by ensuring it doesn’t continue printing a doomed project.

Perfect for Beginners

The Intelligent Mode added to a recent update of the Photon Workshop adds to the resin detection system and automatically adjusts the level and print speeds depending on both the resin and the project for flawless printing achievable by beginners.

This is why Anycubic promises that you can print like a master, because the in-depth detection systems make it approachable for anyone, regardless of experience.


The Anycubic Photon Mono M5s is available at a steal of a price, costing only $399 (or €399 for European consumers) if you order within 3 days of May 22nd 2023. Ordering early also enters you into a draw to win free STL files so you can get printing right away!

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