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photo of red, pink, white icosahedronsHeartthrob Red, Pretty in Pink, Moonstruck White

Grab your pink party dress, and go wait on that porch like your latest heartthrob is on his way. This month features colors that would make Molly Ringwald proud! A true throwback to the greatest the 80s had to offer, this collection is totally rad.


Heartthrob Metallic Red - A deep, rich red with a subtle texture, Heartthrob Red could become your new favorite red. The combination of silver and gold pearls bring complexity to this red. Darker than Candy Apple Red, it may remind you of  Amie’s Blood of My Enemies Red or Garrett’s Chaos Red.

Pretty in Pink Pearl - If you love pink, but Cupid’s Crush Pink is too over-the-top for you, you might just fall in love with Pretty in Pink. A soft, pale pink with a slight sheen and smooth texture. Inspired by the 80s icon herself ;-)

Moonstruck White Satin - With its slight sheen and smooth texture, this white will have you moonstruck! It’s the perfect complement to the bright and bold hues of this month.

photo of pink white red 3d printed roses

The above flowers are designed by Maz and downloadable on Thingiverse. I found a similar result on 3 popular machines with the following parameters:

Machine(s): Prusa MK2/3, Prusa Mini, Creality Ender 3 
Nozzle: 0.4 mm standard brass w/ sock (if possible)
Nozzle Temp: 205 - 235 C      Bed Temp: 60 C      Bed Type: PEI
Bed Prep: Clean w/ water or alcohol; Magigoo for additional adhesion + easy release when cool

Outlines: 3      Top/Bot layers: 6     Infill type: Lines     Infill: 0%     
Overlaps: 0     Min layer time: 0     Min Speed: 0          Fill gaps: no     Expansion: 0

Layer height Ext width Speed Fan
 1st Layer 0.32 mm 0.44 mm 20 mm/s all over 0%
Rest of print 0.16 mm 0.44 mm

20 mm/s outline

40 mm/s infill


Interestingly enough, I found a similar result with the above parameters on all 3 machines at 205 C - 235 C. The Prusa Mini is upgraded to a Bondtech heatbreak to move the PTFE junction farther away from the hotend to reduce hang-ups. The Prusa MK3 has the stock Prusa heatbreak with lip, but swapping to a standard e3dv6 heatbreak or e3d lite6 hotend can bring more trouble-free results. The Creality Ender 3 requires no modifications.

All can benefit from a calibrated first layer that is not too close to the build platform. Leaving enough room for material to come out without restriction, yet still close enough to stick, is key for more trouble-free printing.
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