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Posted · Question about printing

Hello I currently have a mendel90 and am looking to buy a ultimaker 2 but had one question can you print from the computer with a USB cord and printrun host or only by putting the gcode file on a SD.

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    Posted · Question about printing

    Hi welcome to the forum.

    You can print using usb with the UM2 it's not officially supported, and it's not recommended either but you can.

    Risk: loose some gcode data because of USB latency and fail prints.

    Printing via SD card is very usefull and you can monitor/tune the settings on the printer.


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