Now, traditionally, one could employ a sign maker and have these made the old-fashioned way. We decided, after printing the Stacker logo (previous post can be found here) to also print our own name and put it big on the wall in the main office.
We recently already posted about this when we were printing the letters:
— ColorFabb (@ColorFabb) April 20, 2017
We printed of course on the biggest printer we have: the Stacker S4 and used a single nozzle. Each letter took approximately on average 20 hours to print. We used PLA Economy Silver to print this project.
And yes, that is the Saturn V rocket, printed by Korneel Bullens (full blog post here) right in front of the window where a lot of people who come by need to stop and have a good look.
The tallest letters reach a full 50cm and the entire sign is 2.6 meters wide. The weight of all the letters combined is 3875 grams.
We used the following basic settings for printing the letters: 0,16mm layerheight; 2 perimeters with the 0,50mm nozzle; 5 top- and 4 bottom layers and only 6% infill.
In order to stick the letters to the wall we used a few cm of double-sided tape spread around each letter.
Our intern Niels putting up the letters (Yes, that Niels from the chair design blog – update on that soon!)
The Stacker S4 is a terrific printer for printing signs and the sign industry is already showing a lot of interest in this printer and 3D printing in general. The maximum print size of the S4 is 355x525x655mm, which we fully used for this project.
We launched PLA Economy in November last year and has been a best seller ever since. We offer 2.2kg filament on a big spool for a little over € 35 (excluding VAT and shipping) at the best colorFabb quality you are used to. We have extensively tested this PLA grade in our print lab. Since this week we offer a fifth color to our portfolio: Dark Blue, which ships now from stock.
Visit our webshop now.
Remember when we mentioned the entire logo weighs 3875 grams? This means the basic material cost (again, ex VAT and shipping) is less than € 70!
About the Stacker
Tough, reliable and industrial grade: Stacker printers are produced in the US and are known for their reliability and high performance. We are the distributor of this US made machine in Europe and have printed many hours on it. One of the big advantages of the Stacker printer is its versatility: You can print 4 prints at the same time or print one big print. Stacker is affordable. Stacker fits into any workplace. Stacker is highly mobile. You go from prototype to production in no time.
Two Stacker S4 printers on the side and the latest S2 in the middle. And with, yes, a 3D printed logo