As you may have gathered in the past, we are the distributor of the Stacker line of printers in Europe. With the recently launched Stacker S2 on Kickstarter we have posted quite a bit about this printer and its bigger sibling, the Stacker S4.
We are testing and printing a lot on these printers and they have a prominent place in our second print lab. (Yes, you read that right: we have two print labs. Be envious.) We decided to print the Stacker logo BIG in our print lab, of course using the Stacker S4:
The total width of this logo is a whopping 2.8 meters!
We printed with a 0.2mm layer height, 215C and 60C bed temperature. The material of choice for this undertaking was PLA Economy Silver. The total weight used was 3444 grams.
PLA Economy was launched back in November and has been a best seller ever since. It comes down to this:
Large volume, High quality, Low price
This new grade of PLA, with an added impact modifier, has been a hit from the moment of release. We developed this new PLA, separate from our lauded PLA/PHA, as a filament for large volume users. Because it’s made with the same processing technology used for other premium colorFabb products, this PLA Economy filament is just as reliable. PLA Economy is available on 2.2kg spools only, delivering a whopping 740 meters of 1.75mm filament and 270 meters of 2.85mm filament.
So far, we have released PLA Economy in four colors: White (RAL 9010), Black (RAL 9005, Red (RAL 3020) and Silver (RAL 9023). More colors will be made available soon.
Let’s talk economy here: 3.444 grams of material was used. Since a spool of PLA Economy costs € 35 excluding VAT (retail pricing) it would cost less than € 55 to print this huge logo in materials. Okay, granted, you need to buy two spools for this, but with the excess filaments you can do other cool things. And if we’re honest, if you buy a PLA Economy value pack, you even get a better deal!
The Stacker printers, together with our wide range of filaments, are perfectly suited for applications like small series production, but also large scale prototyping. It is a perfect machine for, for instance, sign makers. Interested in the full specs? Look no further and click here.
You can find out more about PLA Economy, our value pack options and the Stacker printers on our website. Interested in a quote for the Stacker (which includes 4 free spools of filament)? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the quote submission form on our website.
PLA Economy is very well suited for the maker who needs quality at an affordable price. It is a perfect filament for large volume and small series production, made with the guaranteed colorFabb quality that we are known for.
Other prints we have recently made with PLA Economy, on various printers, are: