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3D Printing Labor Day Sale and Printed Solid News 2016


November 21, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Printed_Solid_Com


LABOR DAY SALE SPECIALS!

It has been a HOT Summer.  The printers love it, but I’m about ready for things to cool down a bit.  So, let’s do a Labor Day Sale to kick things off.

This sale will be active September 3rd, 4th, and 5th at PrintedSolid.com and September 6th in the Printed Solid Showroom at 2850 Ogletown Rd in Newark,DE.  If you’re a local customer and want to buy online and pickup in store, you’re welcome to do so.  Just select local pickup as your shipping option.  

Here’s what we’ve got for you.  

As always, free Ground Shipping available on every order in the continental US with no minimum purchase required.  

FREE samples of the colorFabb copolyesters available with any order; colorFabb NGEN, XT, and/or HT.  Just state which one want to try and what diameter in your order comments.  You can request a color and we’ll send it if we have it.

25% off colorFabb Woodfill, Corkfill, and Bamboofill,
$6 off all NinjaFlex and SemiFlex spools
Up to 17% Price reduction on E3D V6 and lite 6 Hot End Kits (bowden or direct) featuring the new thermistor cartridge and the new silicone sock (more below)

Orders of Ultimaker 2+ and 2+ Extended and Lulzbot Taz 6 will receive your choice of 2 FREE spools of colorFabb PLA/PHA or NGEN in your choice of color.  Note what you would like in the comments when you checkout or email me.  

Orders of Lulzbot Mini and Ultimaker Go will receive your choice of 1 spool of colorFabb PLA/PHA or NGEN in your choice of color.  For the Go, this is on top of the free backpack promotion that is already in place through October.  Note what you would like in the comments when you checkout.  

We don’t normally allow backorders, but we will for this special.  If an item goes out of stock, the site will still let you buy it.  We will contact you to let you know expected delivery time.  
 

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

E3D Silicone Sock

*NOTE:  As of 9/3, we are pretty much out of stock on these.  We will accept orders, but fulfillment will be about a week out.  Sorry about that.**

The E3D Silicone Sock is a new add on from E3D to insulate the nozzle and heater block.  It is compatible with the E3D cartridge style heater block on the V6.  If you have an older bead style heater block, we have an upgrade kit available here

For those who have printed with copolyesters like colorFabb XT, you know that if you don’t nail the settings absolutely dead on, the nozzle can pick up little bits of material throughout the print.   The bits collect until they are big enough to be dropped off in a gooey char blob.  Doesn’t usually matter much for function, but for looks it’s not great.  

The silicone socks help to address that issue with a non-stick surface that covers most of the nozzle and heater block leaving only a little bit of the end of the nozzle sticking out.  

The sock also provides the additional benefit of insulating your heat source.  This allows for more cooling of your print for better bridges and overhangs without the concern of accidentally cooling your nozzle and causing temperature fluctuations (or the dreaded temp fall error).  It also insulates your part from the heat generated from the heater block which will cause some improvement in quality.  

It is expected that this sock may become worn or damaged over time, and they’re cheap enough that the shipping is more than the cost of one piece, so we’ve bundled them into 3 packs.  Your future self will thank us.

Ultimaker Advanced Materials

Ultimaker has been on a tear with materials.  They relaunched their ABS and PLA as well as adding CPE.  Now they have launched a whole line of technical materials including Polycarbonate, High Temp CPE, Nylon, and Flexible (TPE).  These materials are all tied into the latest release of Cura and have their own ultimaker established settings in the latest version of the firmware.

If you’ve been interested in getting into advanced materials, this is a great time to try.  All of these materials are tested, vetted, and supported by Ultimaker and are available at our Ultimaker Materials Page.

Ultimaker offers an advanced materials kit that includes a snap-on door to keep the heat in, some build plate adhesion sheets, a few spare nozzles, and a few spare TFM.  We don’t have the official kit in stock yet, but it includes a snap on door, some spare nozzles, a spare TFM, and some build plate adhesion sheets.  You might want to one up that and just order our Enclosure for the 2+ or Extended, slap on a sheet of buildtak or PEI, and then order the spares as needed.

To run these materials, you will need to have a 2+/Extended 2+ or have upgraded to a +.  The upgrade kit required to make that conversion has been hard to come by this summer, but we’ve got it in stock now here

SOME IN STORE NEWS

Running a retail store is an interesting new adventure.  It has been a lot of fun meeting fellow 3D Printer enthusiasts since we opened it in May.  Speaking of that store opening, did you see the awesome video coverage from 3D Printing Nerd Joel Telling?  He did interviews with everyone there and did a nice walk through of the event.  I’m hoping we will be able to do another similar event in the Fall, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for an announcement.  

We’ve run a few of our planned regular recurring events and they went well.  You can find our calendar of events here.

Skill builder Sundays is a once a month meetup.  It’s an opportunity to meet fellow 3D printer owners and share your victories and failures or inspirations as I call them.  There is no cost and no agenda.  Bring anything you’d like to talk about.  Our next session will be September 18th at 10AM at the shop.  You can help us get an idea of how many to expect by registering here.  

Our first learn to use your printer and keep it session with the Wanhao Duplicator i3 went well.  We had great feedback from the participants.  This is a full day long session where we start out assembling the printer (a small task of about 40 mins) and then spend the rest of the day learning how to maintain it and get good prints on a consistent basis.  We also provide pizza and drinks.  Class size is limited to 4 to ensure that all get adequate personal attention.  You can sign up for our next session on September 24th.   

Matthew Gorton
Founder
printedsolid.com

LABOR DAY SALE SPECIALS!

It has been a HOT Summer.  The printers love it, but I’m about ready for things to cool down a bit.  So, let’s do a Labor Day Sale to kick things off.

This sale will be active September 3rd, 4th, and 5th at PrintedSolid.com and September 6th in the Printed Solid Showroom at 2850 Ogletown Rd in Newark,DE.  If you’re a local customer and want to buy online and pickup in store, you’re welcome to do so.  Just select local pickup as your shipping option.  

Here’s what we’ve got for you.  

As always, free Ground Shipping available on every order in the continental US with no minimum purchase required.  

FREE samples of the colorFabb copolyesters available with any order; colorFabb NGEN, XT, and/or HT.  Just state which one want to try and what diameter in your order comments.  You can request a color and we’ll send it if we have it.

25% off colorFabb Woodfill, Corkfill, and Bamboofill,
$6 off all NinjaFlex and SemiFlex spools
Up to 17% Price reduction on E3D V6 and lite 6 Hot End Kits (bowden or direct) featuring the new thermistor cartridge and the new silicone sock (more below)

Orders of Ultimaker 2+ and 2+ Extended and Lulzbot Taz 6 will receive your choice of 2 FREE spools of colorFabb PLA/PHA or NGEN in your choice of color.  Note what you would like in the comments when you checkout or email me.  

Orders of Lulzbot Mini and Ultimaker Go will receive your choice of 1 spool of colorFabb PLA/PHA or NGEN in your choice of color.  For the Go, this is on top of the free backpack promotion that is already in place through October.  Note what you would like in the comments when you checkout.  

We don’t normally allow backorders, but we will for this special.  If an item goes out of stock, the site will still let you buy it.  We will contact you to let you know expected delivery time.  
 

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

E3D Silicone Sock

*NOTE:  As of 9/3, we are pretty much out of stock on these.  We will accept orders, but fulfillment will be about a week out.  Sorry about that.**

The E3D Silicone Sock is a new add on from E3D to insulate the nozzle and heater block.  It is compatible with the E3D cartridge style heater block on the V6.  If you have an older bead style heater block, we have an upgrade kit available here

For those who have printed with copolyesters like colorFabb XT, you know that if you don’t nail the settings absolutely dead on, the nozzle can pick up little bits of material throughout the print.   The bits collect until they are big enough to be dropped off in a gooey char blob.  Doesn’t usually matter much for function, but for looks it’s not great.  

The silicone socks help to address that issue with a non-stick surface that covers most of the nozzle and heater block leaving only a little bit of the end of the nozzle sticking out.  

The sock also provides the additional benefit of insulating your heat source.  This allows for more cooling of your print for better bridges and overhangs without the concern of accidentally cooling your nozzle and causing temperature fluctuations (or the dreaded temp fall error).  It also insulates your part from the heat generated from the heater block which will cause some improvement in quality.  

It is expected that this sock may become worn or damaged over time, and they’re cheap enough that the shipping is more than the cost of one piece, so we’ve bundled them into 3 packs.  Your future self will thank us.

Ultimaker Advanced Materials

Ultimaker has been on a tear with materials.  They relaunched their ABS and PLA as well as adding CPE.  Now they have launched a whole line of technical materials including Polycarbonate, High Temp CPE, Nylon, and Flexible (TPE).  These materials are all tied into the latest release of Cura and have their own ultimaker established settings in the latest version of the firmware.

If you’ve been interested in getting into advanced materials, this is a great time to try.  All of these materials are tested, vetted, and supported by Ultimaker and are available at our Ultimaker Materials Page.

Ultimaker offers an advanced materials kit that includes a snap-on door to keep the heat in, some build plate adhesion sheets, a few spare nozzles, and a few spare TFM.  We don’t have the official kit in stock yet, but it includes a snap on door, some spare nozzles, a spare TFM, and some build plate adhesion sheets.  You might want to one up that and just order our Enclosure for the 2+ or Extended, slap on a sheet of buildtak or PEI, and then order the spares as needed.

To run these materials, you will need to have a 2+/Extended 2+ or have upgraded to a +.  The upgrade kit required to make that conversion has been hard to come by this summer, but we’ve got it in stock now here

SOME IN STORE NEWS

Running a retail store is an interesting new adventure.  It has been a lot of fun meeting fellow 3D Printer enthusiasts since we opened it in May.  Speaking of that store opening, did you see the awesome video coverage from 3D Printing Nerd Joel Telling?  He did interviews with everyone there and did a nice walk through of the event.  I’m hoping we will be able to do another similar event in the Fall, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for an announcement.  

We’ve run a few of our planned regular recurring events and they went well.  You can find our calendar of events here.

Skill builder Sundays is a once a month meetup.  It’s an opportunity to meet fellow 3D printer owners and share your victories and failures or inspirations as I call them.  There is no cost and no agenda.  Bring anything you’d like to talk about.  Our next session will be September 18th at 10AM at the shop.  You can help us get an idea of how many to expect by registering here.  

Our first learn to use your printer and keep it session with the Wanhao Duplicator i3 went well.  We had great feedback from the participants.  This is a full day long session where we start out assembling the printer (a small task of about 40 mins) and then spend the rest of the day learning how to maintain it and get good prints on a consistent basis.  We also provide pizza and drinks.  Class size is limited to 4 to ensure that all get adequate personal attention.  You can sign up for our next session on September 24th.   

Matthew Gorton
Founder
printedsolid.com

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