Klipper VS October, which is better in remote 3D printing?

When it comes to elevating your remote 3D printing game, two names often surface: Klipper and OctoPrint. But which one truly stands out?

Klipper is renowned for its advanced firmware capabilities, allowing for faster and more precise prints. By offloading computational tasks to a more powerful processor, usually a Raspberry Pi, Klipper enhances performance and reduces the strain on your 3D printer's mainboard. This results in smoother prints and the ability to handle complex tasks efficiently.

OctoPrint, on the other hand, excels as a comprehensive 3D printer management tool. With its user-friendly interface, it provides real-time monitoring, remote control, and a plethora of plugins to customize your printing experience. OctoPrint’s robust community support ensures constant updates and new features, making it a versatile choice for hobbyists and professionals alike.

So, which is better? If your primary need is to maximize print quality and speed through advanced firmware, Klipper might be your best bet. However, if you seek an all-in-one solution for managing multiple aspects of your printing process remotely, OctoPrint is hard to beat.

Ultimately, the choice hinges on your specific needs and the level of control you desire over your 3D printing setup.

Your talking about apples and oranges. A 3d printer running Klipper HAS to have an external processor. A printer running Marlin or RepRap doesn't. OctoPrint can be used to add flexibility to all three. With the advent of 32 bit controllers, Marlin and RepRap can print as fast as Klipper, so it has lost any edge that gained.
OctoPrint with its Plugins can exceed any other distributed manufacturing system I have seen, including any big name supplier.


As CmdrCody has pointed out, this is not a direct comparison. The use of Klipper does not exclude the use of OctoPrint to control Klipper. The comparison is really between OctoPrint and the two mainline Klipper web interfaces: mainsail and fluidd. The major difference being mainsail and fluidd were purposefully built/programmed (with slightly more modern web frameworks compared to OctoPrint) to control only Klipper, and no other firmware. OctoPrint however can control multiple variants of firmware; including Klipper, Marlin, Repetier, GRbl (with plugin). It's largest strength in my opinion is the depth of plugin availability to extend the capabilities of the core product to the end user's liking/needs.

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OctoPrint is a 3D-Print server

Klipper is a firmware solution.