Best source for 3d printer filament

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  1. iMomOx3

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    Thanks guys! What a way to end the week and start the weekend. Filament Fridays a thing no?

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    I might have to give 3dfillies a try for my next order. Prices are about what I am paying for eSun, nylon is bit cheaper and I want to give that a try.
     
  3. cvidler

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    I use mostly PETG from Pantech. Never any problems with it, once I got the printer settings dialed in. Most difficult part is removing it from the bed when it's done. first layer adhesion is awesome.

    Never tried ABS (don't have a heated enclosure)
     
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    +1 for 3dfilies. have only used them. they're pla+ is amazing, strong and prints easily.
     
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    What sort of bed surface do you have?
     
  6. cvidler

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    I believe it's PEI

    it's whatever Creality provide stock on the CR10S Pro v2.

    I've got a ultrabase to go on to it, once it is damaged/worn, but it's been a trooper.
     
  7. apsilon

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    What do you mean by starting filament? As in it's not the best quality?

    I've almost gone through my first spool and will need to buy more soon and have seen a lot of mentions of 3dfillies and their prices are decent so was thinking of trying them.
     
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    What I meant is that there is a higher quality filament at a higher cost on the market. 3dfillies would be a good baseline to start at. It is reasonably priced and of a quality where variables in the filament won't be the source of issues when printing.
    Once you have dialled in your printer to the point where things are coming out good then you can go for the high quality and price filament for even better results(maybe)
     
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    Great, thanks. Yeah that's sort of what I expected but wasn't sure. I've got a couple of rolls of Prusament PLA and PETG still. The first roll I've used is the one that came with the printer which is PLA from Prusa but apparently not their Prusament line. Think I'll try some of the 3dfillies and see how it compares given it's price.
     

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