Our Black PLA PLUS filament 1.75mm is for applications where you need a more durable version of PLA filament. This is due to its strength and significant ability to bend before breaking. PLA PLUS although not stronger than our industry leading standard PLA, is more flexible and durable. This is why you'll find PLA PLUS 3D filament to perform well in high vibration or shock applications. Your Black PLA PLUS 1.75mm filament will print 100% reliably, every time. We guarantee it. Why use PLA PLUS 1.75mm filament? • Just as strong as our renowned 'regular' PLA, with increased durability • Can be easily sanded, cut and painted after printing • More heat resistant than standard PLA • Comes in a wide range of colours How to use? • Printing temperature around 220°C • Heated bed temperature around 50°C • Use blue painters tape or glue stick on the bed for adhesionNOTE: Some printers do prefer lower temperatures for PLA Plus+ 200-210°C, bed temp 40°C.If test print is looking runny and layers aren't cooling enough lower your temperatures. What's included? • PLA PLUS 1.75mm 1KG filament, spool measuring - 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.cm dia spool hole • Vacuum sealed in foil with desiccant (just in case) • Our specially designed box that converts into a spool holder • Unique resealable foil storage bag to keep filament fresh • Instructions and tips card • An unmatched 0 day money back guarantee We're not just interested in supplying outstanding quality, ultra-reliable filament either; we're hot on customer service. That means fast delivery, hassle free returns and a personal service with a smile. Any questions? Get in touch - our customer service ninjas are waiting to help! Live chat available on our website - www.
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SInce posting the below review, Rigid.ink has reached out to me to try to assist in the problems I have had with this filament. I have to say that I am very impressed with the way the company has reacted. Despite receiving no response from filling in a support request direct on their website, I have since had a number of extremely detailed and helpful emails from their tech support department. Not many companies will do test prints to get the best settings for an individual customer! For that reason alone, I have added two stars to my review and have now bought a further two spools from them on Amazon (PETG and PLA). I am still divided as to whether it is worth the extra money it costs to buy from Rigid.ink compared to other manufacturers such as Real filaments and Prima Value. Hopefully, these next two spools will help me put that doubt to rest either way.
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After many months of considering whether to pay a lot more than I usually pay for filament, I had an Amazon voucher for Christmas, so decided to use it on this filament to see if the extra price provided any better results.
The filament comes in a nicely presented cardboard box and is vacuum packed. It also comes with a ziplock bag to keep the spool covered once opened. There is also supposed to be an information and tips card, but this was missing from the box I received. The colour of the filament looks really good and rich.
My two star rating unfortunately comes after many days of trying to get a good print out of it on my Prusa i3 MK2s, I have finally given up as I just can't get good results out of it, compared with other filaments I use. I've tried many different settings and different prints, but still getting substandard results. So for me, the extra cost of this filament just isn't worth it considering that you have to waste so much of the filament trying to dial it in. I've paid a lot less for filament i.e. Prima Value, Real filaments and Sunlu) and had pretty much instant good prints.
Am I glad I've tried rigid.ink? Yes and no. It's answered my doubts on whether more expensive filaments are worth buying over the less expensive.... they're not. I've sent a message via the rigid.ink website for help, but have yet to receive a reply from them. If I get a reply and then start getting results, I'll return to this review and update, but at the moment, the filament is stored and not likely to be used again.
As far as the finished print was concerned, it did look better, the layers looked tidy, the walls of the print looked "tight" and "uniform" I have since used their filament with other printouts, but now tend to keep their filament for prints that I need to look good when finished.
Why is good filament important? Well with 3D printing even a small print can take an hour or two. Lager prints can take eight to ten hours. The most important thing that you soon realise, is that you don't want to get two thirds of the way through a big print and it fails. That's just a massive waste of time and plastic, so anything you can do to help you get to the finished print, without failing is a good thing to have.
I plan on selling 3D printers, and making a range of 3D printers and parts, I will be telling buyers, that should they really want to make their 3D prints look the best, one of the best investments they can make is to try Rigid Ink filament. While it is a little more expensive, it is worth the little extra cost.
One more thing, with most 3D printing, there is the job of making the printed part look a little more pleasing to the eye, this entails that you do some finishing work to the parts that you print. I have found that this filament is good for filing and sanding, and takes very little time to bring a print up to better than average standard. I have found with the cheaper filament, it tends to leave scratch marks. These can be difficult to get rid of, Rigid Ink filament doesn't tend to mark as much. Drilling too, seems solid. Even when you drill the finished part it tends to keep its shape without splitting, as some cheaper filaments can sometimes.
I tend to use this at about 195 and the bed at 55, the print is laid on masking tape with some Pritt glue for extra adhesion.
All in all, it's a really good filament to have, and would recommend you at least try it.