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Posted · Every print starts with a single line and a circle

Hi, I am new to 3d printing.

Whenever I start printing, it always starts with a single line printed to the left and then it print some kind of a circle around the object to be printed.

Something it drags this circle around when it starts printing the actual object and every gets messed up.


Attaching a picture of the line it prints.


Any ideas what could it be?


Thank you very much!


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    Posted · Every print starts with a single line and a circle



    the first line it prints is to make sure that your nozzle is primed and there is sufficient material to start your first layer. The line around your object is called the 'skirt'. You should be able to disable this if you wish. This has a similar purpose, to make sure that your nozzle is primed and it ensures that if any material of the initial line doesn't stick to the bed and is dragged along by the nozzle it doesn't end up in your print. 

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