Endless Pastabilities #9 - All is Good with Protopasta Wood

Contents: Walnut, Chestnut, Mahogany, Honey, Daffodil, and Olive Wood HTPLA

Here in the PNW, we certainly know a little something about trees, so it’s a wonder we’ve never produced a line of beautiful wood filaments. Well, wonder no more, because here they are!

An extension of our Matte Fiber line, these rich colors are enhanced with small black flecks to create a wood-like appearance. Ranging from a beautiful soft yellow to deep, dark walnut, we’ve covered the spectrum and are excited to share their beauty with all of you!

print of chestnut-colored woodlike filamentprint of chestnut-colored woodlike filamentprint of Mahogany-colored woodlike filamentprint of honey-colored woodlike filamentprint of daffodil-colored woodlike filamentprint of olive-colored woodlike filament

L to R: Walnut, Chestnut, Mahogany, Honey, Daffodil, Olive

Each subscriber will receive a taste of these colors; your shipment contains a random selection of 3 of the 6 colors. These materials are based in Matte Fiber, but with fine gold pearl and black flecks, bringing warmth, radiance, and texture with just the right tones and sheen you’d expect for a premium wood-like finish.

All example parts were printed as follows for a balance of quality, speed, and reliability:

Machine(s): Prusa MK2/3, Creality Ender 3 
Nozzle: 0.4 mm standard brass w/ sock 
Nozzle Temp: 205C      Bed Temp: 60C      Bed Type: Glass, PEI, BuildTak, or other
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: 25%     
Overlaps: 0     Min layer time: 0     Min Speed: 0          Fill gaps: no     Expansion: 0

Layer height Ext width Speed Fan
 1st Layer 0.20mm 0.50mm 20mm/s 0%
Rest of print 0.15mm 0.45mm 30mm/s 100%


Matte Fiber can create beautiful, rigid parts that don’t even look 3D printed. Like wood, Matte Fiber does not bend much before breaking. Please don’t use excessive force when loading and printing. Matte Fiber also absorbs moisture like wood, and should be printed at the lowest possible temperature to minimize stringing, over-extrusion, and jamming.

Having trouble with your loose coils? We can help! Check out this awesome printable spool that only takes 50g of filament!

We know printing isn't always trouble-free so if you're looking for instructions on how to wrangle those loose coils or need other printing help, please consider our getting started guide!

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Don't forget to show off your creations with our newest colors. When you tag Protopasta on Instagram, your photo could be chosen as one of our Top 9 for the month!