Gold Dust Translucent HTPLA with Gold Glitter

Metallic Gold PLA Filament

$5.00 USD

With big fleck for maximum texture, Gold Dust Glitter Flake HTPLA  has a translucent base with no color added, just big gold flecks. Print thin and let other colors show through or print thick layers and watch layer lines disappear!

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We provide a number of domestic shipping options within the United States via UPS, including free shipping on orders of $50 or more. We also provide international shipping via DHL Express.


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

Do you love the glitter pop of Stardust? Meet Gold Dust!

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!  Glittler 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 the 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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Nicholas C.
United States United States

Beautiful color

This and the last couple spools i’ve gotten have been very very well spooled on. No tangles or knots. I was so happy. Thank you

Nathaniel M.
United States United States

Absolutely Beautiful

It print’s extremely well and is the best looking gold filament I’ve ever used.

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David P.
United States United States

Best gold ever

I’ve tried other gold filaments, and other glitters, and this one is the best. Hands down. Get some now!

Jess L.
United States United States

The Candy Apple Metallic Red HTPLA looks good

Bed adhesion is good. Stringing is minimal. The results are nice!

Christopher K.
United States United States

Best Gold Filiment

The sparkle in this gold filiment is truly amazing! It shimmers like no other gold filiment. Everyone is amazed how beautiful it is! Great job with this one!

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