Creator Pro Dual Head

Customer Reviews

Based on 101 reviews
Melissa V.
No updates, no tracking number and phone not working

I have NOT received my 3D printer and there have been no updates or information about shipping, not even a tracking number. Tried calling their phone number and the number doesn't work. Not happy with the service.

K W.


James N.
Flash Forge Creator Pro for new 3D print user

The creator pro is a great unit. It can handle multiple filament types and multiple colours. This is my first 3D printer and I am very impressed with it. The only downside is that the instructions are too simplistic. Not having used a 3D printer before I didn't know what I had to do when the print finished. I deformed my first few prints because I didn't know I had to wait for the print to cool down. But apart from that I would definitely recommend this as a great unit to start with.

Heather M.
creator pro vs dreamer

Now I have both 3D printers I can really say I am a fan.
I feel the creator pro digital display is not as easy to follow as the dreamer. The external reel holders make the creator cumbersome in comparison and I find it difficult to have to move it to change the reels, plug in and turn on. Both dual heads are the same. They need a better attachment system not tiny screws on a ball head non magnetic hex key. I would suggest a snap on clip set up - on the turbofan as you have to remove it anyway to add the baffle. Reaching underneath to do up those screws, without being able to get your head in the space, is a pain. Everything else? what is not to love?

David H.
A great 3D printer... once you know what you're doing.

I bought this 3D printer, got it set up (the user manual was a little daunting at first as this is my first 3D printer, but I got there in the end…), and managed to do a few really complicated prints (first a 1cm test cube, then a Ford logo key-ring, then a Baby Yoda figurine, using support materials). I was really surprised how easy it was to get started.

The software that came with the printer, Flashprint, is clunky, and pretty much didn’t work at all (on my Mac); it froze repeatedly, and when it did work, the interface was poorly labelled and made no sense whatsoever. It managed to slice the 1cm test cube, but I couldn’t get it to slice the other prints I managed (listed above). I instead bought a licence for Simplify3D and (after a bit of research, because this 3D printer doesn’t have a predefined profile in Simplify3D*), managed to get the other designs sliced and printing.

*Side-note for anyone wondering, you can use the "Flashforge Creator Pro” profile in Simplify3D instead (there is no "Flashforge Creator Pro Dual Head” profile… because literally nowhere on the internet does the "Flashforge Creator Pro Dual Head” exist except for on the 3D Printer Superstore website! It’s not even mentioned on the Flashforge website! This caused quite a bit of confusion, especially when trying to get help from others (discussed later in this review).

I managed all the above prints in the first 24hrs of ownership. I was really chuffed and impressed.

Then things got busy with work, so I put the 3D printer into my shed (where I was/am planning to use it in the long-term), and left the printer for about a month.

When I finally got back to printing, I had no end of trouble getting the filament to stick to the print bed. I contacted both 3D Printer Superstore and Flashforge for assistance, but nobody responded. I was very lucky to have found a Facebook group where I could get support, and after about two weeks of stuffing about trying to get the printer to work, we realised I hadn’t properly levelled the print bed, and this was (presumably) the cause of the issue. It was at this time I also started using 3DLAC adhesive spray and using rafts (a feature of the Simplify3D software), and between these three solutions (adhesive spray, rafts, and a properly levelled print bed), I was up and running and printing all sorts of complicated models again.

The print bed levelling instructions were rather unclear to me. I understand the process of levelling the bed, turning the knobs to change the height of the bed, etc. What I didn’t appreciate was how close the bed needed to be to the printing nozzles/extruders. Specifically, you are directed to place a sheet of paper on the print bed, and “slide it under the extruder and tighten/loosen the screw on the print bed until the paper just slides under the nozzle”. That is pretty vague; does it mean the paper has significant drag on it (caused by the nozzle being too close) (i.e. it “only just slides/moves under the nozzle”), or does it mean the paper should only have a barely perceptible amount of drag on it from the nozzle holding the paper onto the print bed?

In any case, I eventually figured out the correct distance and got things working (the nozzles need to be very, very close to the print bed, e.g. less than a tenth of a millimetre!).

I guess I must have fluked the print bed levelling procedure when I first set it up (before moving it into my shed).

Some quick thoughts:

1. I am really impressed with the quality of the prints, although this seemed to only be possible with Simplify3D software, not the Flashprint software that came with the printer. I highly recommend getting Simplify3D software, even if you don’t use this specific 3D printer, because they provide really detailed troubleshooting guides that apply to any brand of 3D printer. They also provide better support construction for the 3D prints.

2. The printer hardware itself is good. It has a reasonable range of temperatures and - therefore - can support many materials.

3. Technical support provided by Flashforge and 3D Printer Superstore was precisely zero. Absolutely useless.

4. I was disappointed to learn (after purchase, my fault for not researching it further) that this 3D printer cannot be controlled by a computer. You have to slice your models on your computer, copy the slice files onto an SD card, and insert that card into the 3D printer. Many 3D printers instead can be plugged into your computer (e.g. via USB cable) and so you can transfer slice files directly to the printer without the hassle of the memory card, or (particularly with Simplify3D) you can actually control the printer itself from your computer, which opens up options for monitoring prints (see the OctoPrint system, for example).


It’s a great 3D printer. Support from the retailer and manufacturer is non-existent. The software that comes with the printer is borderline useless. Buy Simplify3D software and network with experie...

 It is compact and refined with structural improvements to the chassis- utilising pressed aluminum, increasing rigidity and ultimately improving print quality. Enhanced ergonomics, calibration thumb screws, LED display and keypad. The incorporation of injection molded and panels, door and hood, improving the effectiveness of the heat retention chamber which reduces warping of ABS 3d printed parts. This sleek machine certainly looks the part and is a serious performer. You can now use the powerful and user friendl Flashforge Flashprint 3d slicing software with this machine.


The all new Flashforge Creator Pro can print large 228 x 148 x 150mm models

 Flashforge Creator Pro 2020

Creator Pro 2016 aluminium Chassis

Flashforge Creator Pro for 2020

Creator Pro Logo

The Creator Pro is the next Generation 3D Printer from Flashforge, based on the proven and highly popular Creator and Creator X models, this 3D printer now includes a rigid metal frame and a precise casting aviation heating bed with greater flatness and even heat distribution, 3 point calibration as well as high quality dual extrusion technology optimised for both ABS and PLA. This new design allows higher levels of precision, ease of use and durability. Additionally, this printer now comes fully enclosed further improving the print quality and reduced warping of printed parts. The touch screen ergonomics have also been improved from its predecessor.

New Flashforge Crato Pro 2016 3d printer side view

This 3D Printer has become available thanks to open source technology. With an improved design and at less than two thirds the price of the original, it is the best value fully capable Dual Head 3D printer on the market.

New Flashforge Creator Pro 2016

 Flashforge Creator Pro Dual Spool Holders

The Creator Pro 3D Printer is compatible with open source ReplicatorG or MakerWare controlling software which is used to control the MakerBot Replicator, Thing-O-Matic, CupCake CNC, RepRap and other generic CNC machines.But now you can also use the Flashforge Flashprint slicing software as well.

Flashforge Creator Pro 2016 Side view

Flashforge have developed their own easy to use 3D printer software - Flashprint which can generate gcode files or send directly to the printer via USB or SD Card. You may also use open source and third party 3D Printing slicing software with the FlashForge Creator Pro such as Simplify3D.

Creator pro now used flashprint software

Flashprint 3D Pritning Software for Flashforge 3D Printers

The Flashforge Dreamer is a high performance, easy to use 3d printer and offers excellent value. Flashforge is fast becoming the largest 3d printer company in China for good reason!

Flashforge Flashprint custom support structures

The Flashforge Flashprint 3D Printing software that comes standard with these printers has seen a number of advancements. Although being very easy to use, it now includes some of the most advanced features that we have seen in 3d slicing programs. You can now generate your own custom support structures. Let the software automatically generate them, or add and subtract them at will.

Flashprint Slicing software now includes Tree Like support structures for resin printing

The Flashprint 3D Slicing software will now automatically build tree like support structures, plus you can build your own with just a few clicks. This powerful feature is especially ideal for creating support structures for thin structured objects with fine detail.

With further improvements from the original design including improved electronic circuitry, a higher 0.1mm Z resolution, a refined MK10 print head and the addition of a cast aluminum heated build platform, allowing for printing in ABS and PLA plastic.

Flashforge Creator Pro 2016 dual extruder print head

The left print head is optimised for PLA with integrated fan, whilst the right extruder is optimised for ABS

If this is not the best value low cost dual head 3D printer on the market, let us know, because we want to know about it!

Sturdy Construction-

The creator Pro is encased in an pressed aluminum chassis for greater durability and rigidity as well as improved print quality due to reduced jitter during high speed prints.

Fully Enclosed-

Side walls are now enclosed, and there is now an injection molded door and canopy- further reducing susceptibility sound resonance and improving print quality and significantly reducing warping of printed parts.

Creator Pro 2016 injection molded canopy

The canopy of the new Creator Pro is now injection molded with extra RGB LED lights for extra Bling!

Improved Heated Build Platform-

The Creator Pro includes an improved 6.3mm aluminum heat bed which has great flatness and a more even heat distribution, enabling more precise prints and better part adhesion. This platform can be heated up to 120℃, enabling the printer to print in ABS an HIPS plastic. Additionally the head be now includes an 3 point bed leveling system which simplifies the calibration the build platform. The Z axis has also been improved with increased rigidity and improved print quality, now with 10mm Z-axis Rods & Metal Supports.


Flashforge Creator Build Plate and Rails

Improvements of the Flashforge Creator Pro included a solid cast aluminum heat bed and 10mm Z axis rods.

Full Metal Jacket- When it comes to print quality, a rigid frame is the essential. The Flashforge Creator Pro sturdy stiff metal frame dampens vibration, reducing noise and jitter -maintaining higher print quality at high speed.

The MK10 Dual Extruder Head-

The Mk10 extruder head is suitable for printing PLA, PVA, ABS, HIPS, Flexible and new materials such and metals filled. It includes spring loaded tensioner, ensuring optimal reliability of the filament feeding mechanism. It incorporates a quality Nema stepper motor, polyoxymethylene injection molded and CNC machined aluminum parts as well as roller bearings for smooth axial motion and low friction teflon tubing, ensuring quality and reliable printing.

Flashforge Creator Pro Mk9 Dual Extruder 3D Printing Head

Dual print heads empower your creativity by enabling the production of two colour parts. Additionally the second print head can be used to print soluble support structures. No more cleaning up of complex supports inside internal cavities, now you can print in water soluble PVA, Lemonine soluble HIPS or Caustic soda soluble PLA.

FlashForge Creator Pro MK9 Dual Extruder Dual Colour & Soluable Support Structures

Two Heads are better then one- The Flashforge Creator Pro can print two colour parts and soluble support structures.

Flashforge Creator Pro 2016 rear view

 Nice rear end, now injection molded with all cabling recessed away from the moving parts


Whats in the Box-

Flashforge Creator Pro 3D Printer

USB Cable

Power Cable (AU)

4GD SD Card

Accessory bag containing nuts, screws, and hex wrench set

Two x 1kg roll 1.75mm filament (usually 1 x ABS and 1 x PLA but may be random)


Fine Detailed Printing-

Moon Buggy 3D Printed On a Flashforge Creator ProHigh Heal Shoe 3D Printed On a Flashforge Creator ProRobot Hand 3D Printed On a Flashforge Creator ProCreator Pro 3D Printed Building in PLA

When it comes to 3D printers, the proof is in the print quality. This is where the Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printer delivers. No other printer gives you so much performance for such a small price tag. This is the best value low cost printer on the market today!


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Latest Software and Firmware


Print volume / build size (X,Y,Z) 5 litres(227x 148x150)  
Frame size (X,Y,Z) 476x332x383 mm
Resolution (Z-AXIS) 0.1 - 0.3   mm
Accuracy (Theoretical positioning resolution) Z axis 0.0025, XY axis 0.011 mm
Print Speed 40-150 mm/sec
Total mass 13.5 kg
Nozzle diameter 0.4 mm
Nozzle Flow Velocity 24 cc/hr
Recommended Nozzle Temp 230 for ABS
Filament Diameter 1.75 mm
Filament Material ABS, PLA, PVA, HIPS, Nylon etc  
Slicing Software Flashprint / ReplicatorG / MakerWare / MakerWare Desktop  
OS Support Windows 7, Linux, Mac OX  
Print without PC Yes with SD card (included) or USB link (firmware update only)  
Heated Bed included  Yes up to 120 
Power Consumption 220V, 350W  
Extruder Heads included 2  
Comes with 12 Month Parts Replacement Warranty


 Download the Flashforge Creator User Manual Here-

 Download the latest vesion of Flashprint Here-


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