When you buy an imperfect anything, you usually get what you pay for. In my case, I received much more when I purchased "imperfect" filament: some of the best PLA filament I have ever used. The color was great (sparkle purple) and the print quality with my Ender 3 Pro was absolutely five star in every respect. This was a great bargain for me that will keep me coming back to Proto-Pasta to try other things as well.
Thank you for the wonderful comments. It's easy to misunderstand what we mean by imperfect. Rest assured the material is still the same quality and tolerance as the rest. It just didn't make weight on the spool, the color didn't match to our satisfaction or it was the folks in manufacturing just playing with a new color or idea.
My one-off run-off was pretty darn close to the Galactic Empire Metallic Purple, maybe with a bit of darker blue mixed in for good measure. As always, it works as it should. Personally, the only issue I have ever ran into is adhesion to the PEI sheet when around the 65F-70F mark, but with a little Magigoo everything sticks down (and, releases) as it should.
The colours were great! We were hoping for glitter but were pleasantly surprised by the lovely non sparkly colours. It's excellent filament, prints well and is vibrant, we will be ordering more! Thanks for being awesome ProtoPlant guys!