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johnny_verhoeven

PLA Transparent

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Yes that's normal unfortunately. It's the same effect that happens if you take sandpaper and scuff up the surface of a piece of clear plastic. The hundreds of tiny layers are essentially a lot of uniform scratches. If you print with thicker layers the effect becomes less visible but you are not going to get it to look absolutely clear.

 

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It gets even weirder. I tried to print something transparent too and the transparency changed mid-print. Check out the weird spikes on the first image.

transparent 1

transparent 2

 

So it might not only be the material's fault.

 

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