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Posted · Printing off the roll

Hello all, I keep getting brought up on this as I always recommend it as the truly risk free and snag free way of printing on my regular UM2, however its not as simple as just throwing some random amount of filament on the back and kicking off a print. The key to no snags is to ensuring a perfect spring shaped arrangement of the filament, only this will work as otherwise you may as well be printing on a roll.

Also note that as the filament might want to go somewhere else as its getting fed into the feeder, gently push it against the side of the um2 so that it sits a bit better as its fed in. That's it! go to sleep wake up later and you will have a perfect print, assuming everything else went well, lol.

here is a small amount in action....

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and a much larger one... im doing at the moment.

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you can go larger, but youll need to print a longer holder as it may fall off!

I also have an entertaining way of making sure the filament is a perfect spring, but ill need to show you in a video as it will be easier to explain. Works in seconds!

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    Posted (edited) · Printing off the roll

    Just prepare it in your hand like this first making sure its going round the right way to go in the feeder and then pop it on!

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    ***EDIT***

    you may want to slap the roll on just to make sure it doesnt fall off. I forgot that when i did this last, it was on my works um2 and i forgot i put a paper cup at the end to prevent the filament from falling off. Anything will do just as long as there is no way for the filament to get caught up, or fall off the end.

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