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White PLA: Fussy to print with?

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I was previously using silver PLA on the default UM2 print settings with great results.

White PLA seems to be altogether more "fussy" - strings, blobs and pillowing all in evidence on my last print. Changing the nozzle temperature to 190C helped a lot as well as setting the wall thickness to 1.2mm and the print quality to high quality print.

The results still aren't anywhere near as good as with silver (both PLA are from UM and of similair age (~3 months)/storage conditions etc.,)

Has anyone else found white PLA "more fussy" to print with than silver for instance?

If so, any tips? Cheers!

 

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White PLA from Ultimaker? Personally I've found it to be my most reliable (least fussy) filament of late. I'm printing at the default temp - 210C I think.

 

210C really? That causes it to first of all run, then bubble and spit for me. I had to lower the temperature. 190C seems to give me the "best" prints so far. The label is Ultimaker 2.85mm white (9016-Z1C-A) (on a side note I wish I could get the UM to stay at 190C it always defaults back to 210C which is a right royal pain)

 

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I'm not getting any of those problems with it. Could you have a faulty temp sensor?

 

Thought did cross my mind, but the readings always appear stable and whatever I set the temperature to tallies with what is "read back" Silver prints just fine.... could I have a dodgy reel of the white stuff ??

 

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