Turn Printer On

TIP: It may be useful to bundle the power cable and Ethernet cable together with cable ties, and secure them in place, to prevent a tripping hazard.

NOTE: If the printer does not power on, test the power outlet where the printer is plugged in with something you know works, such as a phone charger. Ensure the power cable is completely inserted in both the power inlet and wall outlet. Ensure that any power strip or UPS the printer is plugged into is turned on. If you have tried all these options, and the printer will not turn on, contact 3D Systems Service.

ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD: Be sure that the power switch is in the "0," or "off," position before plugging in the printer.

ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD: Use the power cord that has been supplied with the printer. Using a different power cord could cause electrical malfunction and damage to the equipment.

Turn the Printer On

The power switch and power inlet for the Figure 4 Standalone is on the back-left side of the printer.


  1. Plug the power adapter into the power inlet on the printer. Plug the other end to a wall outlet.
  2. Flip the power switch to the "I" position to turn the printer on.


Connect the Printer to the Internet

Plug your Ethernet cable into the Ethernet inlet on the back-right of the printer, as shown.

NOTE: Be sure to use the Ethernet cable that came packed in with the printer, as it has been tested to work with the printer. Alternatively, an 802.11n WiFi bridge >300Mbps may be connected to Ethernet port.

NOTE: An offline setup for your printer is available upon request. Contact your reseller for more information.



Ensure the Catch Tray is Installed

The catch tray will come installed in the printer. If it is not installed, contact your reseller immediately. If this is your first time printing, remove the catch tray from the printer and ensure that the protective film has been removed from both the bottom and top of the glass plate. The films should have been removed before shipping to you; but you must perform this check to ensure successful printing.

After you've ensured that there is no film on the top or bottom of the glass, you must reinstall the catch tray, as it must be present prior to printing. This is because:

  1. It shields the lower print chamber from resin. If resin gets on the components of the lower print chamber, it can cause irreversible damage to the print engine.
  2. The printer is expecting to project UV radiation through the catch tray's glass. If the glass is not there, you risk over-curing of printed parts.
  3. There is a sensor on the catch-tray rail that can tell if the catch tray is fully seated. If the sensor sees no catch tray, the machine will not allow you to print. Ensure you push the catch tray all the way back to satisfy the sensor.

Please see the section Clean/Replace the Catch Tray for installation instructions.