Endless PLA #19 (June 2022) - Recycled PLA Summer Pastel Colors

3 years of Endless PLA! Let’s celebrate and embrace what we’ve created together!!!

Endless PLA is all about new, unique colors and Protopasta Recycled PLA takes that to another level. This month we bring 3 unique Recycled PLA colors (above) to the subscription and 5 more to the shelf (below). We hope you enjoy the variety and embrace the rainbow!

The 3 colors you’re receiving are unlike anything we’ve made before. They are tropical, pastel colors that we hope you’ll find pleasing. It was a joy to cook up these cool colors just for you! In case you missed a preview of the process, check it out our TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Ak7c3/?k=1

In making this 3rd anniversary delivery extra special, we want to recognize subscribers who’ve been with us since the beginning (you know who you are). A special thanks for sticking with us! Thanks also to ALL our Endless PLA subscribers!

We can’t wait to see what you print! Take care and enjoy the pasta!!!

Alex and the Protopasta Team


Parameters like below should work well on all printers, but 3D printing is complicated and sometimes tricky. Please don't hesitate to reach out to support@protoplant.com for printing assistance.

Machine(s): Prusa MK2/3, Prusa Mini, Creality Ender 3, etc.
Nozzle: 0.4 mm standard or plated brass w/ heater block sock
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: Grid     Infill: 30%     
0     Min layer time: 0     Min Speed: 0          Fill gaps: no     Expansion: 0

Layer height Ext width Speed Fan
 1st Layer 0.21 mm 0.42 mm 20 mm/s all over 0%
Rest of print 0.21 mm 0.42 mm

20 mm/s outline

40 mm/s infill


Some 3D printer hardware is more finicky than others, but most machines perform well with 2-4 cu mm/s or more volume flow rate. A Bondtech heatbreak moves the PTFE junction farther away from the hotend for less finicky printing on the Prusa Mini. For Prusa MKs with stock heatbreak, swapping to e3d v6, lite6, or revo components or slice engineering hotend can reduce hang-ups.

All 3D printers 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. Check out our getting started page for more tips, tricks, and insight!
Coils are a great way to get started with Protopasta! Having trouble with loose coils? Check out this awesome printable spool that only takes 50g of filament!


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