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My first layer seems to be off

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I have a UM2 and am printing with Matterhackers 3mm PLA. My first layer seems to be consistently off. I have tried to re-calibrate the print bed and there is a little effect but not a big difference. My concern is that I seem to get 'pillowing' or what I assume to be some sort of pillowing at the top but seems to be pervasive throught the layers of the print. IMG_4402.thumb.JPG.4283d8792498ba05531b1d6dd7513391.JPGIMG_0114.thumb.JPG.d6ae36f438a62a3c43f2d19852a546e1.JPG

Being new to 3D printing, I am happy to post whatever information would be helpful in sorting this out. Thanks in advance for helping, I do appreciate it.

David

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