Give your prints a festive POP with sparkly Glitter Flake!
Sometimes you want a professional matte finish and sometimes you just want some shine! Take gloss to another level with Glitter Flake HTPLA 3D printer filament. Print with the ease of standard PLA with standard hardware and temperatures, but make fun, mesmerizing prints that stand out.
Celebrate good times with ornaments, disco balls, toys, and treasures. If you want to make a print more fun, just add glitter. Glitter Flake has little risk of clogging or wearing your nozzle, and it won't make a glitter mess, but beware, printing with glitter is sure to be addictive! Glitter particles will lay flat with smaller layers, giving top/bottom surfaces more shine than sidewall, so have some fun playing with resolution to see how the result changes!
Like our other HTPLAs, Glitter Flake 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, HTPLA's Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) can be practically elevated to 120C (250F) or more depending on post-processing. Heat treated parts retain more stiffness to higher temperatures!
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 190-230C nozzle with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required but up to 70C okay. 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).
If you are new to exotic filaments, the team at Proto-Pasta have some great tips for you.
All information provided courtesy of Proto-Pasta.
USA Customer reviews.
For my first order this was great, it showed up faster then the order from another filament maker I use for more run of the mill filament (like 3 weeks faster!) and was totally accurate as to what I ordered and packaged with great care and logical placement of similar items.
Guys, this filament is by far the prettiest filament I've used so far! I ordered a sample of it and used ALL of it, so then had to order a full spool! It gets better though because I got another spool for Christmas! This prints amazingly well, I used a .2 layer height and printed at 220 with a bed of 65. I can't wait to use this amazing filament more, the pictures don't do its beauty justice! Get some, you won't be disappointed!
Product is nice, shipping is super fast
This glitter htpla is absolutely beautiful. Thin layers and thick layers alike, large features to tiny details, all look great with this glitter htpla. As a wonderful side effect of the distracting nature of the glitter highlights, layer lines are almost impossible to see at normal viewing distance. Thanks for a perfect Christmas Wonderland material!
The stardust prints like a dream and have not seen any nozzle clogging or speed problems with normal settings. Prints like regular PLA. Great for Christmas decorations, party favors, or anything else that needs a bit of sparkle. I love using it with the "color change" feature of my Original Prusa i3 MK2.
Very impressed and satisfied with every filament form Proto Pasta!
I love this stuff,hope PP comes out with additional colors in sparkle
I loved this material and will be back to order more!
The Glitter Flake is amazing and it prints so easily!! Love Proto Pasta!!
This stuff prints beautifully! I ran it at 220C and it printed without a hiccup. The layers print so nice and the glitter flake is plentiful! Would love love love some glitter flake in blue/black/anyothercolor!
I was quite surprised on how much glitter is in a inch of filament. They do not cheap out on the amount of glitter. Looks amazing and the glitter really helps hide printing artifacts and layers. Have not had any glitter escape from the plastic and onto my hand, seems well contained. Prints just like regular PLA.