Need 3D printer recommendations.

I want to make custom shape cutters (not to be used for food) and I think the best way to achieve that is with a 3D printer. I want to make a lot and getting a company to make them is too expensive in the long haul. What 3D printers do you recommend? I'm looking for something small-sized and easy to use. What filaments do you recommend as well? Lastly, what programs do you use for creating the design?
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Kat DoneganUX/UI DesignerAsked:
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Juana VillaFront-end DeveloperCommented:
You might want to look into Cal Poly packaging department. When I was doing my minor in packaging I know that some alumni were working with the equipment to build the products for their own business. However, I don't know what was the deal they did with the school.

When I was at school, we used SolidWorks to design any packaging for 3D printing.  

I hope this helps.
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Kat DoneganUX/UI DesignerAuthor Commented:
Looks like I will have to be willing to pay a higher price for a good, user friendly 3D printer.
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