ACF vs FEP Film: Choosing the Right Release Film for Your Photon Mono M5s Resin Printer

Many users have questions about the release film installed on Anycubic Photon Mono M5s, and are curious about how to choose between ACF film and traditional FEP film. FEP film is more common and are fitted to most resin printers on the market. While the ACF film is specially designed for high-speed resin printing. Both of them have different characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. In this guide, we provide more information to help users choose the right release film for Photon Mono M5s.


What is ACF film and FEP film

Printing with Photon Mono M5s, it can reduce the release height and increase the lifting speed, while also ensuring a high printing success rate. The use of ACF release film with high-speed resin allows M5s to achieve high-speed resin printing, ensuring printing reliability and providing a smoother printing experience.

ACF film is ideal for use with high-speed resin printers. For those looking for printing efficiency, it's worth continuing to use it on the Photon Mono M5s. The main feature of ACF film is that it has less peeling force when changing layers, which can reduce the release force. During the printing process, the construction platform and the release film are separated quickly and the time spent is shortened, which greatly improves the printing efficiency. Printing with Anycubic Photon Mono M5s, it can reduce the release height and increase the lifting speed, while also ensuring a high printing success rate. Using ACF release film and high-speed resin, M5s can achieve high-speed resin printing and provide a smoother printing experience.

FEP film is widely used in the field of resin printing and is suitable for various resin types, offering versatility and ease of use. FEP film has better light transmission and is good at achieving finer details during the printing process to ensure printing accuracy. Moreover, FEP is generally more affordable, making it a cost-effective option for hobbyists, and its maintenance and replacement are relatively simple.

Pros and Cons

Pros of ACF Film
  • Low release force, high speed printing
  • Smoother print removal and reduced risk of model damage
  • Reduce the risk of print failure
  • Print speeds of 105mm/h can be achieved with the M5s
  • Cons
  • Works with high-speed resins
  • Higher replacement cost
  • Pros of FEP Film
  • Good light transmittance and high print quality
  • More economical, lower replacement cost
  • Cons
  • Using FEP film on M5s cannot support high-speed printing mode
  • Removing print requires more force
  • User Questions

    The first common question is that Photon Mono M5s is equipped with the ACF film. In some cases, can it be replaced with a FEP film? Does Photon Mono M5s have to use ACF film as the release film? Actually, users can choose to assemble ACF film or replace it with FEP film according to their needs. However, for users who use with high speed resin and want to realize high speed printing, ACF film is a must. It can reduce the release force, help high-speed resin work, and increase the printing speed to 105mm/h. For users who other resin to printing, they can replace the resin tank of Anycubic Photon Mono M5s with the traditional FEP film.

    In Conclusion

    Continue to use ACF film, or replace it with FEP film? Understanding the features, advantages and disadvantages of ACF and FEP films can help you make a decision. If you prioritize speed and efficiency, especially when working with high-speed resins, ACF release films are ideal for the M5S resin printer, ensuring fast and reliable printing. And traditional FEP film is always a reliable and stable choice. Which type of release film to choose for M5s ultimately depends on the user's needs. For more information, please refer to the 3D printing enthusiast forum, or seek help from customer support.


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