Coming Soon: Color on Demand

Color on Demand is a new groundbreaking service by colorFabb that allows users to have their preferred color matched and produced. Starting with RAL color references in PLA, this new service offers unique colors to be printed and to be ordered at a low MOQ. You will be able to order as from 2kg of filament in the color you need.

Due to a new innovative production method we are able to meet the immediate color needs of our users. This allows us to offer more colors than ever, whenever they are needed. To ensure the proof of concept works dozens of RAL colors have already been matched with more to follow on a weekly basis.


You can also request a certain color that has not been matched yet and we will start the process for you. We offer this service on spools containing 2kg of filament (the MOQ) or pellets (MOQ 5kg). You will also be able to order a color plaque to approve the color first before ordering a spool.

Pricing will start at € 75 per 2kg spool (ex VAT / shipping) with tier pricing as from 4 and 10 spools.

Lead times will be:
– Existing colors: 5 – 8 business days
– New color matches: 2 – 3 weeks

The full list of colors that have already been approved and will be available as from day one:

PLA 500001 Sky blue RAL 5015
PLA 600001 Pastel green RAL 6019
PLA 200002 Bright red orange RAL 2008
PLA 300001 Raspberry red RAL 3027
PLA 100001 Beige RAL 1001
PLA 200003 Red orange RAL 2001
PLA 300002 Signal red RAL 3001
PLA 100002 Oyster white RAL 1013
PLA 400001 Telemagenta RAL 4010
PLA 500003 Turquoise blue RAL 5018
PLA 500004 Sapphire blue RAL 5003
PLA 600003 Emerald green RAL 6001
PLA 900001 Traffic white RAL 9016
PLA 900002 Pure white RAL 9010
PLA 100003 Melon yellow RAL 1028
PLA 600006 Yellow green RAL 6018
PLA 800001 Nut brown RAL 8011
PLA 700001 Silver grey RAL 7001
PLA 700004 Black grey RAL 7021
PLA 700005 Graphite grey RAL 7024
PLA 700006 Yellow grey RAL 7034
PLA 700008 Quartz grey RAL 7039
PLA 700009 Silk grey RAL 7044
PLA 700010 Telegrey 4 RAL 7047
PLA 300003 Light pink RAL 3015
PLA 400002 Red lilac RAL 4001
PLA 700011 Window grey RAL 7040
PLA 400003 Claret violet RAL 4004
PLA 200005 Vermilion RAL 2002
PLA 800002 Signal brown RAL 8002
PLA 900003 Signal white RAL 9003
PLA 100004 Zinc yellow RAL 1018
PLA 600008 Light green RAL 6027
PLA 600010 Pure green RAL 6037
PLA 500010 Azure blue RAL 5009
PLA 600011 Mint turquoise RAL 6033
PLA 600012 Leaf green RAL 6002
PLA 700012 Signal grey RAL 7004
PLA 700013 Iron grey RAL 7011

Note that all filaments will be specifically produced for you. Color on Demand will be available as from June this year. A full announcement will be made when we launch. Stay tuned…

Our new website

It was about time colorFabb got a make over. We are proud to launch our new website today! The new website and catalogue, that has been released today as well, mark the next step for colorFabb.

You immediately peek inside our factory when you get to our page

We started colorFabb back in 2013 with a fairly simple webshop:

Back in the day…

Over a year later we re-designed the webshop to a more professional look. This is the website, basically, that you know and love:


But as colorFabb grew we felt the website could do with a make over to truly represent our company and the brand. We are very happy with the result! What strikes immediately is that we made the website more visual. On the landing page you immediately see the three focal points of colorFabb: Filaments, Printers & Services.

It is colorFabb’s vision and strategy to be a provider of complete 3D printing solutions: both in-house developed filament, as well as carefully selected hardware partners added with all our experience creates a unique synergy.

The landing page is not the landing page of the webshop anymore. Fear not! You can still order your favorite filaments with us, but due to our expanding portfolio (with more to come soon!) we needed to approach it a bit differently.

To go to the webshop, go to Materials on the top right corner of the website and a menu expands where you see everything:

From there the ordering process is the same as it ever was.

We also redesigned the product pages. What you notice immediately is that the primary image is a close up of the filament and not of the spool. We did this for a reason: this shows the actual color much better than when a full spool is shown with a white background:

As you can see, the spool picture did not disappear, but we moved it a bit. Ordering is as straight forward as ever from here.

With the launch of the new website we also add a new product: the Robo R2 is available as from today and ships from stock!

We recently announced our partnership with Robo and are happy to celebrate our new website with the availability of this printer. The Robo R2 high-performance smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi lets you tackle large-scale projects and make whatever you can imagine right from your mobile device using the Robo app. Below are some of the features:

  • Built for serious printing
  • Sizable 20 x 20 x 25cm print size
  • 12.7cm built-in color touch screen
  • On-board camera for remote print monitoring
  • Class-leading print speed
  • Removable, heated and automatic self-leveling print bed
  • Ability to add an additional extrusion head and print two materials at once

The Robo R2 ships with a free spool of nGen – our all-round 3D printing filament made with Eastman Amphora AM3300. You can see the Robo R2 printing at the colorFabb stand H39 at the TCT Show on September 26 – 28!

The smaller Robo C2 will be available soon.

Speaking of printers, as with the Robo printers we also sell Lulzbot and Stacker printers. All relevant information regarding these printers are featured on the product pages! Check out the available printers!


Our brand new catalogue

Together with our website we are also releasing our brand new catalogue! All our products are represented in our first real catalogue. You can flip through it in your browser or download it as a PDF. In the catalogue you can click on an item in the catalogue and go straight to the webshop!

In the catalogue you can see that we presented the products per article group, the colors clearly visible, a short introduction, specifications and our printing tips and tricks.


Both the website and the catalogue have been designed to be expanded and they will. We will add more information, features and products in the weeks and months to come. Keep your eyes open for more!

Robo available at colorFabb soon

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Robo and the addition of the Robo C2 and R2 3D printers to the colorFabb portfolio of 3D printing solutions. The Robo printers will be a great addition to the expanding range of printers we offer. This new partnership perfectly fits in colorFabb’s strategy to offer a complete solution to address our customers’ needs. We do this of course by producing a wide variety of high quality filaments, but also increasingly by offering carefully selected hardware solutions.

The Robo line-up consists of the C2 and R2 models.

Robo C2

The Robo C2 compact smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi gives you the freedom to make whatever you can imagine right from your mobile device using the Robo app.
  • Engineered to fit anywhere in your home or workplace
  • Efficient 12.7 x 12.7 x 15.2cm print size
  • 8.9cm built-in color touch screen
  • Class-leading print speed
  • Automatic self-leveling



Robo R2

The Robo R2 high-performance smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi lets you tackle large-scale projects and make whatever you can imagine right from your mobile device using the Robo app.
  • Built for serious printing
  • Sizable 20 x 20 x 25cm print size
  • 12.7cm built-in color touch screen
  • On-board camera for remote print monitoring
  • Class-leading print speed
  • Removable, heated and automatic self-leveling print bed
  • Ability to add an additional extrusion head and print two materials at once



In the past months we have been testing both the C2 and R2 printers in our print lab, seeing excellent results with nGen, our all-round go-to filament, on the R2 but also PLA/PHA which runs extremely well on the C2.


Ryan Legudi, Robo’s Managing Director says: “We are tremendously excited to announce our two-way partnership with colorFabb. We have long admired how Ruud and his team at colorFabb have built a premium brand in the desktop 3D printing segment, constantly innovating their filament product offering to meet the growing demands of users for more sophisticated materials. This is a huge validation for our company, and our printers, as colorFabb has completed the most extensive testing of our printers to date. With an established global distribution footprint extending into 60+ countries, colorFabb will be able to leverage Robo’s products to its already vast customer base.

“Similarly, we are equally excited to be able to re-sell colorFabb’s extensive range of premium filament to our own customer base, who are increasingly demanding higher quality, more specialized materials. With the release of Robo R2, we have activated our strategy to expand deeper into the prosumer and professional segment, which is the fastest growing segment in the industry. By partnering with colorFabb for their filament, we are now positioned to provide professionals with an exceptional 3D printing solution.”

Adds Ruud Rouleaux, CEO of colorFabb:  “At ColorFabb we have had the luxury of testing many desktop printers in the last 6 years, developing valuable experience and know-how along the way. Early this year we started working with the Robo 3D team and have become extremely impressed by the level of professionalism and dedication that Robo 3D is investing in their new line of Desktop 3D Printers.

“We have been in the position to test both the Robo C2 and R2 with various colorFabb filaments and fine tune printing windows and optimize settings. After months of testing we are excited to announce a two-way partnership with Robo 3D enabling colorFabb to enter the desktop 3D printing landscape with a highly-established brand, in the same time enabling Robo 3D with a well-tested hardware/filament combination, of which we believe will enable a perfect user experience.”

Extensive testing has resulted in some really good results with our filaments:


The Robo printers will be available in September in our webshop and colorFabb will act as Robo’s distributing partner in the Benelux. Pricing will be € 799 for the Robo3D C2 and € 1.399 for the Robo3D R2.


Full design attributions

Big Guardian Dwarf (72mm) by meyo

Material: PLA/PHA Pale Gold – 0.2mm layerheigth – C2


Right Fractured Lateral Tibial Condyle By Hamish Mead

Material: nGen Dark Gray – 0.2mm layerheight – R2


Water Jet Drive by benny90

Material: PLA/PHA Natural – 0.2mm layerheigth – R2


Batman by LeoDDC

Material: nGen Dark Gray – 0.2mm layerheight – R2


Mini Trash Can with moving wheels by DrLex

Material: PLA/PHA Pale Gold / PLA/PHA Shining Silver– 0.2mm layerheigth – C2


At colorFabb we always aim for the highest standards and getting the best for our customers. This starts with our products, continues with our customer service and extends to our choice of partners as well. All aspects of getting the filaments into your hands, from the pellet to the packaging, from the testing to the shipping are important. About shipping, we want to announce some changes we are implementing as from today. We will be working with DHL as our dedicated partner for shipping as from now.

We receive a lot of questions about shipping. First and formost we strive for the best quality to make sure the filaments you ordered will be delivered to you as soon and as good as possible. In the past two years we have worked with two partners, both DHL and UPS, to ship all our filaments worldwide. In the past six months we have found that working with one partner would increase efficiency and drastically lower costs. These cost savings can immediately be passed on to you.

We have chosen DHL as our new worldwide partner due to our mutual experience over the past years. We have found in DHL a partner with a commitment to bring the best possible service to our customers. DHL operates worldwide and has a variety of services, which are specified below. We have been able to get the best possible pricing for you, our customers. Not all options are available for all countries.

The services available are:


The premium Express option for our European customers


The premium Express option for all customers outside the EU. Also available for certain European countries as an overnight option.


The parcel option for certain Eastern European countries.


One specific option for our German customers.

With the express options (the first two in the short list above) you also have the option to change the delivery address, etc. once you have received the notification that your order has shipped. This gives you complete control of your shipment:

As said, lower pricing for us also means lower pricing for you. For example:

Country Was Is
Austria € 12,95 € 9,95
Denmark € 12,95 € 9,95
Switzerland € 22,95 € 12,95
United Kingdom € 9,95 € 3,95
USA € 29,95 € 26,95

Pricing based on one spool

Please note: An XL spool is seen in our system as 2 regular spools (due to the double weight).  We have managed to make more free shipping options available. Look in the table below if your country qualifies:

Country Free shipping from
Austria 5 spools
Belgium 1 spool (not applicable to samples)
Bulgaria 5 spools
Switzerland 5 spools
Czech Republic 4 spools
Germany 1 spool (not applicable to samples)
Denmark 4 spools
Estonia 4 spools
Spain 4 spools
Finland 4 spools
France 4 spools
United Kingdom 4 spools
Greece 6 spools
Croatia 6 spools
Hungary 4 spools
Ireland 4 spools
Italy 4 spools
Lithuania 6 spools
Luxembourg 1 spool (not applicable to samples)
Netherlands 1 spool (or a minimum of 21 samples)
Poland 5 spools
Portugal 4 spools
Romania 5 spools
Sweden 4 spools
Slovenia 5 spools

In the near future we will add more options:

  • Postal service worldwide
  • Pick-up at nearby access points
  • Same day delivery (for The Netherlands to begin with)

We are excited to work with DHL. Having a global partner enables us to explore more options which will benefit you. This essentially means that no shipments will be made with UPS anymore. If you have any questions, please contact us at

To start this co-operation with DHL, we have re-introduced our Sales page. Up to 8 filaments at 15% discount!

nGen_FLEX, our new flexible 3D printing filament

Today, on the first day of the TCT Show, we proudly announce and launch our new 3D printing filament:


Heat resistance 125C | FDA compliance | Styrene-free | BPA-free

nGen_FLEX is a new elastomer material added to our existing range of co-polyester functional 3D printing filaments. It is made from Eastman Amphora™ Flex 3D Polymer FL6000 and the fourth filament in our range of Amphora based co-polyester, following colorFabb_XT, nGen and colorFabb_HT.

nGen_FLEX is available for pre-ordering today: Click here. Shipping will commence next week.

It is best described as a semi-flexible material with good printability on most 3D printers eliminating the use for specialized flex extruders. It’s rated at a Shore A hardness level of 95. By adjusting infill and perimeter settings it’s possible to influence how flexible a part should feel after printing.


nGen_FLEX will initially be available in two colors: Dark Gray and Black. Other colors may be released after initial launch including the possibility for skintone colors. Several skintone colors have already be developed and will be on display at the TCT Show this week. nGen_FLEX is a great material to print prosthetics, for instance.


Fingers: / Hand and mount:

For those who are looking for a durable flexible material to be used in their prototypes, demonstrators or even final parts, look no further. The filament has excellent chemical resistance and extremely high temperature resistance. nGen_FLEX is temperature resistant to about 125C. That means 3D printed objects can be steam sterilized at 121C.

nGen_FLEX is engineered as a semi-flexible materials which allows most users to print at regular print speeds, cutting down build times compared to other very flexible filaments. Also Bowden style 3D printers, 1.75mm and 2.85mm, will be able to push this filament through without much trouble.

You can find many more advantages of this material on our dedicated landing page:

Because of its durable nature the material is an excellent choice for making your own tools and clamps. Whether it’s an improvement for your workshop or actual custom made parts for a productionline, this material will be uniquely suited for the job. One project we used nGen_FLEX for this summer was the F1 open RC project. We wanted to print the entire car with co-polyester filament and found nGen_FLEX to be perfect for the tires.

During the summer we have been busy testing this material on several printers. Below you can find the settings of some of these printers. Click on the table to find our more about our recommended settings:


nGen_FLEX is available for pre-ordering now and will start shipping next week. Price for a spool, which contains 650 grams, is € 39.95 (incl. VAT), so that is € 33 excluding VAT for a full spool of filament!

You can find us this week at the TCT Show in Birmingham, where we are showcasing several prints made with nGen_FLEX: the F1 car, the prosthetic hand, several functional parts and a skateboard (the wheels were printed with nGen_FLEX). If you are at the show or near Birmingham, we are in Hall 3A, Stand B36.