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You most certainly can print lettering like this. I am in England UK and make a business from doing this type of work for a variety of customer types. To see examples of what can be done go to sheardown3d.co.uk  A lot of my lettering also has positive or negative draft around the sides, for casting purposes. We normally use Colorfabb nGen material for this work on a UM2 machine.

 

As DidierKlein says, it depends on the size and the only real limitation is the bed size. Even with this, I have made letters and words etc in parts and glued them together, which works well.

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Thank you for you answer.

 

If, for example, the world size is 200x50x300mm, will i have problem using the UM2+ to make it (base only 5cm and the high 30cm)?

 

In my picture, the word is empty inside. There are no material inside each letter to optimize production cost. Is it a problem?

 

Thank you again :)

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Lasercutting out of a plate of colored plastic (plexi glass, polycarbonate, etc...), metal or wood, could also be an option. This might go a lot faster for larger sizes.

 

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The um2+ dimensions are roughly 210X210X210 - definitely not 300mm in any direction.  And the UM2 extended+ is 300mm *high* not wide.  You want to print this flat.  Not vertical.  If you print vertical the quality will get worse as you get higher up because it can wiggle a little.

 

Instead you should get the um2+ and print it flat in 2 pieces and glue it together.

 

Regarding fonts and such.  There are many ways to create this - all professional cad programs can create this in any font but if you don't know how to use cad software you could do it 2 dimensionally in say microsoft word and save it as a png image and then you can load png images into cura and define brightness as height where black is thick or white is thick and the other color is height 0.  It's very simple  - cura takes in jpegs or png files no problem and leads you through the steps (cura is the software that comes with the printer).

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