Back-to-basics Black PLA

4043D PLA Filament

$3.50 USD

No sparkles or fancy finishes here, just premium Natureworks Ingeo 4043D PLA with high quality black pigment. Master-batched and extruded in house to be your go-to basic PLA filament for a premium experience. Spooled onto cardboard spools to minimize environmental impact and maximize value. Many filaments are wound onto wasteful plastic spools because it's cheap and easy, but cardboard is sturdy enough for single use, saves shipping weight, and is easily recycled when done! Protopasta filament is first dried, then extruded without moisture using air cooling for exceptional quality. Minimal waste, no water use, and no additives because less is more when meeting basic needs.

Technical Data Sheets

Technical data sheets available for download here

Safety Data Sheets

Safety data sheets available for download here.


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

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Print like standard PLA and enjoy standard discounts for loyalty and bulk purchases. For printing help, consider our getting started guide. For the latest news and discounts, subscribe to our email newsletter. When you purchase Proto-pasta, you can feel good about supporting small business, future innovation, the environment, and hard working folks that love 3D Printing, technology, and tinkering as much as you do!

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Liam H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Simple but good!

I know it’s just plain black filament, but the finish looks really good and it’s cheap! Great product Protopasta!


Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant

Hi Liam, It's rare to hear someone call Protopasta cheap, but I'm so glad you see the value in this simple, yet high quality option! We make it for the folk like you that appreciate it :-) Enjoy the pasta, Alex

Joshua C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Stuff is good man

It did the thing

Brian N.
United States United States

Great Pasta!

This filament has exceeded my expectations. Every print that I have done with it has came out good. The color looks like matte black on the spool but when it prints is glossy. I discovered Protopasta through another hobbie of mine. I was unsure at first because I have never used any other kind of filament with my Prusa MK3S. I’m glad I took the recommendation not only does this filament print just as good it also comes on a cardboard spool. That to me is a huge plus. Have a big piece of plastic after your done with a regular spool of filament is a huge waste and bad for the earth. #Protopastaforthewin

Tod K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Printing PLA

I had project and I wanted the smoothest starting print and PP Black PLA did not disappoint. Ultra smooth printing and great glossy black surface. I didn't used to think that PLA made that much different in print results but I'm happy to be proved wrong.

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant Back-to-basics Black PLA Review
Gabriel S.
United States United States

Protoplant PLA filament

good results so far with several different colors

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