This was a little difficult but it was more of a learning curve like with anything you try out for the first time. The sample filament is literally a sample amount so if you wanna print lots of stuff buy some more with this. I found the instructions on how to use it fairly simple and direct. I think its a good 3D printer for a beginner. Just take your time and be patient to learn all the features and its a great little printer. It has its limits because its small but still big enough to do lots of cool stuff.