Colorfabb - Standard Black PLA spool - 750grs 2.85mm
Colorfabb is a soft touch PLA compound with extended elongation that comes in bright, vivid colours.
These plastics are extensively tested to work with the leading 3D Printer models and manufacturers.
Colorfabb is PLA with a small additive of PHA to make it less brittle and slightly more flexible. This plastic offers great print quality with all the great features of PLA - strong, very low shrinkage factor, great layer bonding - plus improved mechanical properties.
When using this plastic with your printer, simply choose "PLA" as
the printing material in the printer
software. For optimal results, you may need to adjust the printing
temperature, depending on the colour you are using.
Each spool comes with a label on the packing that indicates the recommended printing temperature for that colour.
Build platform Our PLA/PHA performs well on both heated and non-heated build platforms. For those users printing on a cold build platform we advise applying masking tape to the build area. The rough surface of the tape will provide enough adhesion for the first layer to stick and print almost without any warping.
Users using heated build platforms have quite a few options these days. The usual suspects are glass and aluminum build plates. For directly printing on glass or aluminum we advice user to apply glue-stick. A very thin layer will be sufficient to keep your print nicely in place. Another method is dissolving wood glue in water, you the consistency of the substance can be quite thin, a bit like milk. By applying just a few drops and smearing this out before you start heating the built plate will create a very thing layer which holds the PLA/PHA down very well. If applying this method, be careful that you don’t get your electronics wet.
Another method that works well with colorFabb PLA/PHA is polyimide tape, or Kapton tape. This tape is available as a very narrow strip or very wide strips which allow you to cover the build plate in one go. When the tape is applied correctly it can last for months. TIP! Take your time leveling the bed and adjusting the the gap between 3d printer nozzle and build plate. A perfect first layer will is very important, especially for 3d prints with a large bottom layer. Having the nozzle set to close to the build plate will cause a pressure build up and as a result back flow in most hot ends. TIP! PLA/PHA has very minimal warping tendencies, however if your printing parts which take up the maximum of you buildspace you might see some warping. If it’s very important that your part is perfectly flat than we suggest to turn down the fan that is cooling your part. This allows the material to slowly get rid of heat without warping. After a few centimeters you can turn on the cooling if the part needs it.