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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

Hello,

I need to buy 4 or so spools of white PLA filament.

Have you used any of the following IN WHITE? Any feedback is welcome, good or bad.

1. Ultimaker WHITE PLA

2. Colorfabb BLUISH WHITE PLA/PHA

3. Eumakers WHITE PLA

4. Any other good from European maker/vendor?

Note, I did not include Faberdashery Arctic White because they only offer it in 1.75 at the moment.

Thank you!

To be printed with UM2GO.

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

I would just contact Faberdashery, they have the best filament customer support I ever seen. I bet it's just a stock issue or a web problem.

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

For white I mostly use relatively cheap pla from Makerpoint.nl

I also like the architect stone (=off white) from faberdashery

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

neotko, I actually did contact Faberdashery. They said they will have arctic white in stock after new year's. Have you used their arctic white?

ultiarjan, thanks, will check makerpoint out.

anyone used white from Ultimaker? opinions? searched the forum. Found one guy saying he liked it, another one hated it.

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

I use Diamond age white and it prints really nice.

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

Labern, yeah, heard really nice things about diamond age. However, no way to get it shipped to Europe at a reasonable price...

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

the_schire -- standard white is off white, yes? ever tried bluish white?

I was contacted yesterday by some helpful guy from Faberdashery telling me that they have Arctic White in stock already (in 3mm). Cool customer support.

So I think I will order a spool from Faberdashery's Arctic White and Colorfabb's Bluish White and decide for myself.

Still on the fence about White from Ultimaker. Should I try that one? There was a new negative thread posted about it here this morning: https://ultimaker.com/en/community/18483-newly-bought-filament-from-ultimaker-broke

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

Most people will rank Fabberdashery and Colorfabb filaments above Ultimaker, but all three should produce good results with some tweaking.

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Sorry for the tilted image, my Galaxy S6 is stupid when I transfer photos off of it.

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

I wouldn't buy from Ultimaker for a while till all the filament issues are gone. I have had 2 bad rolls. When you get a good roll it's very nice filament but they are working on fixing the current situation will the filament that keeps breaking.

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

I'm having really good prints with smartfil filament (so far only used their pla). They make it here in spain. Also it's slightly cheaper than colorfab and they offer up to 5.6k rolls

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

Faberdashery 'Arctic white' is excellent - assuming it is in stock.

It is in stock at the moment by the way.

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

I use the Arctic White all the time in 3mm, it prints really well and for me is the right colour white. I have tried ColorFabb too which is OK but Faberdashery AW does edge it for me.

The other day I printed .300 layer at 50mm/s at 205-210c

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

So you are the one who buys up all their stock and I have to wait. :)

 

I use the Arctic White all the time in 3mm, it prints really well and for me is the right colour white. I have tried ColorFabb too which is OK but Faberdashery AW does edge it for me.

The other day I printed .300 layer at 50mm/s at 205-210c

 

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

I wouldn't buy from Ultimaker for a while till all the filament issues are gone. I have had 2 bad rolls. When you get a good roll it's very nice filament but they are working on fixing the current situation will the filament that keeps breaking.

 

With my um2+ there was a silver spool of UM PLA included. It was a spool of a new batch of PLA (new label on the spool etc) and I have lots of success with this UM PLA now....

The problem now is, dealers will try to sell their old stock of UM PLA first and that's PLA we don't want ;)

I still prefer Colorfabb PLA/PHA for now though :)

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

Okay, so a month later... I tested two white filaments extensively. Collorfabb's Bluish White and Faberdashery's Arctic White.

Really disappointed by Colorfabb. No matter what I do speed and temperature wise the prints come out pretty much like this: http://www.flashgamer.com/themes/site_themes/bueno/images/uploads/StripesInPrint.jpg

Not my picture but the result is the same.

On the other hand, Faberdashery's Arctic White prints flawlessly. And very forgiving regarding various print settings.

I really rooted for Colorfabb because their material comes so neatly packaged and spooled however the quality is not really there (only tested this one particular color, others might be way better, dunno). Anyone wants to buy four rolls of Colorfabb's bluish white? :D

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

That mirrors our experience two years ago; flawless printing with Arctic white and problems with Colofabb's standard white. To be fair to ColorFabb we have found the other filaments we have used from them to be good, and we had an issue with Faberdashery's Butterceam

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

Faberdashery Artic White is great and so is Architects Stone. Both print well etc. And they have a great customer service

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Posted · What is best white PLA filament?

I have to echo @2go and @yellowshark. The CF White of all tones is very problematic, to put it gently.

The Faberdashery is nice but the shipment costs are prohibitively high. So I'm kinda stuck with the white color problem...

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