As each desktop 3D printer has its own unique characteristics, you might need to tweak around with your temperature settings a bit to get the best results. To obtain optimal results for your prints you need to take into account variables like your 3D printer’s nozzle diameter, your printing speed settings, and layer height. Every printer is different, for each material/printer, make sure to take notes of what works and what doesn't.

Your print bed MUST BE LEVEL & CLEAN. You can use acetone and a towel (lint free) to clean your surface and make sure it is free from oils and dirt before printing.

If your printer is equipped with a heated print bed, make sure you turn it on, especially for ABS.

PLA  220°C - 235°C
  • PLA can be printed both with and without a heated print bed, but if your desktop 3D printer does have a heated print bed it is recommended to set your print bed temperature to approximately 40°C - 60°C.
  • Glow in the dark use 5°C-10°C higher.
  • Sticks well to Blue painter's tape.
ABS 220°C - 235°C
  • Heated print bed recommended. Set your print bed temperature to approximately 90°C - 105°C. 
  • Glow in the dark ABS use 250°C
  • Sticks well to Polyimide/Kapton tape, PET tape, Blue tape.
PETG 220°C - 235°C
  • Set your print bed temperature to approximately 85°C - 100°C. 
  • Sticks well to Polyimide/Kapton tape, PET tape, Blue tape.
 Flexible  220°C - 230°C
  • Set your print bed temperature to approximately 75°C - 95°C. 
  • Sticks well to Polyimide/Kapton tape, PET tape, Blue tape.