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Posted · Help with printing two colors

Printer - Ender 3 Pro Single Extrusion

 

Relatively new to 3D printing but have been printing for a little bit. Can you configure Cura to print inside something already on the build plate?

 

For example, let's say I want to print a simple phrase HEY on a 2 mm black base. The H and Y would be white, and the E would be red. I know it would be two separate files to print, but when printing the E can you tell Cura (without actually going into the gcode) to print between the H and Y?

 

Yes, I could easily just print an E and glue it on, but I wanted to see if Cura had the capability to tell the printer to move to specific spot and print it. 

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    Posted · Help with printing two colors

    Im going to say most likely not possible.. 

    But its hard to understand your question without pictures/screenshots showing what you are trying to do.

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    Posted · Help with printing two colors
    51 minutes ago, Dustin said:

    Im going to say most likely not possible.. 

    But its hard to understand your question without pictures/screenshots showing what you are trying to do.

    So in the image below, the base is 2mm. My printer would print the base and HY the same color. Next I would print the E in red, but wondering if any current post processing in Cura could tell the printer to print the E in between the HY. The z axis would lift up and over the H to print down between.

    PXL_20230301_191715058.jpg

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