Galactic Empire Metallic Purple HTPLA

Metallic Purple PLA Filament

$5.00 USD

Designed in collaboration with local artist, Rose "Maz" Moore of the creative duo "Maz and Attero" ( or and named by the community, Galactic Empire Metallic Purple HTPLA has presence and prestige! Purple is the color of royalty after all. So park your star destroyer and roll out the red carpet because this rich, dark purple is complimented with some big, silver fleck for just the right metallic pop!!!

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At ProtoPlant's discretion, returns and replacements will be accepted within 90 days of purchase.  Please check the material label before opening your product.  Only sealed product can be returned. Shipping of items for exchange or refund is paid by the customer. More information about returns and replacements can be found in our terms and conditions

A purple to rule the galaxy from the Kings of Filament! 

Print with the ease of standard PLA with standard hardware and temperatures, but make fun, mesmerizing prints that stand out.  Celebrate good times by printing toys, treasures, and keepsakes.  If you want to make a print more fun, just add some metallic pop!  Our metallic finish contains no actual metal and has little risk of clogging or wearing your nozzle, and it won't make a glitter mess, but beware the printing is sure to be addictive!  Metallic particles are relatively small but have some orientation effects, giving top/bottom surfaces more shine than sidewall, so have some fun playing with orientation to see how the result changes!  We recommend 0.2 mm layers for the best result.

Like our other HTPLAs, Metallic HTPLA can be "Heat Treated"  to increase crystallinity for "Higher Temperature" resistance compared to amorphous PLA, ABS, and co-polyesters like PETG!  Glitter Flake HTPLA prints translucence, but turns opaque when heat treated (or crystallized).  With a more crystalline structure, heat treated HTPLA parts can hold form to near melting, though temperatures where the material is practically useful vary greatly depending on geometry and load conditions!

For this improved performance, your prints should be baked in an oven until you see a change from translucent to opaque with reduced gloss.  This visual change indicating the improved performance! We've  seen the change take place in 5-10 minutes on thin walled parts but can take an hour or more.  We've had good luck in a quality, at home convection oven at 110C (225F).  Parts will get very "floppy" before becoming more firm, so please leave supports on your parts or support them and bake them on a flat, non-radiating surface (like glass, ceramic, or composite).

  • Available in 1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameter on a 500g diameter recyclable cardboard spool
  • Usable on most PLA-compatible printers, such as Lulzbot, Makerbot, FlashForge, Dremel, Ultimaker, Printrbot, and more!

No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters ranging from 195-225C nozzle with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required but up to 60C is okay.  Beware, if the bed temperature is too high, your part base could actually heat treat while printing, increasing warping and decreasing adhesion.  Some shrinkage will occur in the heat treating process, so dimension critical parts may need to be scaled appropriately (as much as 2.5% in our experience).

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Nathaniel M.
United States United States

Purple Power!

Purple is my Favorite color and this is my favorite purple filament.

Jefferson D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

This is the Way

I ordered this for some aesthetic prints and it came out way better than any of the pics can do this color justice. It has deep blue hues that, when light is shown through spiralized objects, is just stunning. It laid down perfectly on PEI at 210 C and bed at 65-70 with zero test prints, just one purge line and a skirt.

Samuel M.
United States United States

Fans of purple should buy this.

Printed great! I made a tag for my daughter's diaper bag with mine and my wife's names. Next up, I want to print some non-structural parts for a foam dart blaster with it. The purple is just amazing, even without annealing.

Tony M.
United States United States

Great filament and nice finish

I recently printed some game storage boxes with Galactic Empire Purple. I was impressed with both the color and the finish of the overall print. I had to do very little to it for it to print well. I used my normal settings for PLA. I got a glass like finish on the bottom layer. I’ve never had a filament print so smoothly.

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Jeffrey B.
United States United States

Most consistent filament I've ever used

The first part from this filament was the first part I've printed without any strings, zits or surface defects of any kind.

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