Holidays 2019

Christmas starts early… 2 weeks early to be more precise. Our holiday 2019 season sale starts today with 20% discount on selected filaments! Scroll down for our current sale campaign, clearance sale and – important! – when we will be open during the Christmas holidays. Click here to go to our webshop!

Try our classics like PLA/PHA or nGen. Or colorFabb_HT, enabled by Eastman Tritan copolyester technology for engineering parts!

Or why not try one of our latest filament releases, like LW-PLA, Tough PLA, varioShore TPU or Laser Marking PLA:


Clearance sale!

We have over 25 filaments on a special clearance sale! These items are available as long as stock lasts. After that they will no longer be part of our portfolio. Get yours while you can, some of them are already sold out!

No coupon code needed – we have already lowered the price on our website. Discount does not apply to third party filaments, samples, hardware & accessories, Color on Demand and value packs. Discount does not work with other discounts! This discount applies to all orders placed until December 31st  23:59 CET!

Opening days during the holidays

Please note that we are formally closed during the Christmas holidays. There will be limited shipping of webshop orders during the week of Christmas and New Year. After Friday December 20th we only ship on Monday December 23rd and Monday December 30th this year. Normal operations resume on January 2nd 2020.

To summarize:

Shipped before December 21st: order before December 20th noon CET

Shipped before Christmas: order before December 23rd noon CET

Shipped before New Year’s: order before December 30th noon CET

Shipping depends on availability and stock levels. Please note that during the holidays deliveries can take longer. This is beyond our control.


Happy holidays everyone!! 

Spring Break Sale 2019

Ah, Spring… The season of new beginnings, growth and of course our annual Spring Break Sale. In short this means the following discounts right now in our webshop:

And the great thing? We lowered our prices already so you don’t have to use a coupon code!

Usual small print: These discounts cannot be combined with other discounts, do not apply to samples or hardware and accessories and is valid until June 3rd 2019.

Since the discount only lasts for a limited time this is your chance to stock up on your favorite filaments!

Important notice

Due to the upcoming long holiday weekend (Ascension Day) we will be closed on Thursday and Friday. No filaments will ship during these days. All orders placed from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday will ship on Monday June 3rd.

With the current discount, why not try our brand new light weight PLA: LW-PLA? LW-PLA is the first filament of its kind using an active foaming technology to achieve lightweight, low density PLA parts. At around 230C this material will start foaming, increasing its volume by nearly 3 times. Users can decrease material flow by 65% to achieve lightweight parts, or use the expanding properties to effectively reduce print time by using big layer heights or single extra thick perimeters. Click here to go to our webshop.


Or fan favorite bronzeFill, which turned 5 years young this month! Click on Andreas Mielonen’s ancient Greek helmet to go directly to our webshop.


With 10% discount on Color on Demand, this your chance to start printing with your favorite color! You can choose from already matched RAL colors, 100+ options to choose from, or contact us with a custom color request.

The threshold for custom colors has never been this low in the history of 3D filament making. Our new coloring process allows us to efficiently produce starting from a single 750g spool up to any amount you might need. Minimum order quantity for matched RAL colors is as low as one single 750g spool and custom colors will be made starting from a single 2.2kg spool.

You can find out more here.

Easter egg hunt

The Easter weekend is upon us which means egg hunting season has started. At colorFabb we do our bit and we have hidden some surprises on our website as well. Browse our website to find several discount codes scattered around on the website.

Gone are the days (for now) where we just give a discount or automatically apply it for you. This time you have to look for it, to stay in the spirit of the Easter tradition. We have hidden discount codes of 15%, 20% and 25% on our website so start browsing! The discounts are hidden in our webshop and related pages, but not in our blog or support page.

If you find the code click on it and the code will automatically apply to your order:


Our happy digital coupon specialist gladly applies the code for you!

Alternatively you can type the coupon code in the box when checking out. Some terms and conditions do apply:

  • Does not work with other discounts
  • Only applies to spools of filament
  • Discount codes are valid until Monday April 22nd at 23:59 CET

Although the coupon codes can be guessed and does not elaborate code solving, we would appreciate it if you don’t share the discount codes only social media or forums so other people can also participate in the search.

Enjoy the hunt!

P.S. Due to the extended Easter weekend here in the Netherlands, all orders placed during the weekend will ship on Tuesday April 23rd.

10% off on printers!

It’s our fifth anniversary and we give extra discount on 3D printers! We currently offer both the Lulzbot TAZ 6 and the Robo C2 with 10% discount!!

Both printers have been extensively tested in our printlab and ship daily from stock. With free filament as well! Read on…

Robo C2


The Robo C2 retails normally for €799.00 excl. Tax (€966.79 incl tax) + 1 FREE SPOOL. Now you get it for € 719.10 excl. VAT – and still that extra spool!



Robo C2 Features
Although the Robo C2 is compact in size it’s loaded with features seen on bigger and more expensive units. The Robo C2 works great with colorFabb PLA/PHA, colorFabb Economy PLA. For the more experienced users the C2 will also work with our pla based special materials such as bronzeFill, copperFill, brasFill, woodFill, corkFill.

  • Wi-Fi connectivity
    Connect Robo C2 to your home or workplace Wi-Fi network from your mobile device and the Robo app for the most accurate 3D printing experience.
  • Automatic self-leveling print bed
    Spend more time making without having to manually adjust the print bed — plus it’s removable.
  • Filament run-out detection
    Lets you know when you’ve run out of material and automatically saves your 3D print.
  • Print from your phone 
    Easily print everything you make right from your smartphone or mobile device using the Robo app.
  • Integrated model slicing
    Simplifies the path to every finished print, giving each layer more customized and controlled attention to detail.
  • Compact Size
    Small footprint fits any space, giving you the freedom to make just about anywhere.
  • Total Print-Smart Control
    Take control of every detail in real time with the built-in 3.5” color touch screen and precision sensor technology.

Check out some prints we made on the Robo C2: here and here.


Lulzbot TAZ 6

Engineers, designers, educators, and makers agree: The LulzBot TAZ 6 is the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades. With proven 3D printing technology and one of the largest print volumes in its class, the LulzBot TAZ 6 is ready to work.


3D printing is more reliable than ever with the integrated automatic bed leveling system, all metal LulzBot v2 Hot End, and heated PEI print surface.  With the all metal hot end, you can take advantage of the cutting edge market for new materials. Perfect for both large and small objects, the heated PEI build surface keeps your 3D printed objects in place when hot and releases when cool. With Cura LulzBot Edition, you have hundreds of quickprint profiles built in for seamless 3D printing.

The Lulzbot TAZ 6 is now available in our webshop at a reduced rate of € 2722.50 including VAT / € 2.250 excluding VAT – that’s an immediate 10% discount!!

Not sold yet? The TAZ 6 was reviewed by both Richard Horne (RichRap) and Joel Telling (3DPrintingNerd). See their videos below:

You can find Richard’s full blog here.

And of course Joel Telling‘s review:

Richard and Joel have convinced you, we’re sure, but we’ll throw in a bit more:

  • free shipping in Europe
  • four (4!) free spools of our filament!

The Lulzbot TAZ 6 works with a wide range of materials, but none more so than our very own nGen – which is a perfect match with this printer!



During this month, February 2018, we celebrate our fifth anniversary by giving every fifth spool you order in our webshop for free. Click on the banner below for more info:

We also run a contest: post your favorite colorFabb print online, tag us and use hashtag #5yearscolorfabb and maybe you will win a value pack with 16 spools of our filaments! Again, more info by clicking the banner below:

All blogs and articles about our fifth anniversary can be found by clicking here.

colorFabb: Five Years

Has it really been five years this month? In February 2013 we launched our first products at the RapidPro trade show here in the Netherlands. We had about 20 colors PLA/PHA and only 2.85mm filament. It was still in the early days when there were only a few of us and we constantly had to explain: “No, we are not selling the printers, we make the filament.” (Disclaimer: these days we do sell printers!)

One of our first tweets when we had 10 followers or so.

A lot happened in the past five years. We basically started in a garage booth with an idea and a lot of ambition. The idea is still the same: to bring the best possible filament to the market and make sure we meet the need of our customers. The ambition has only grown over the past years. The only thing we left behind was the small garage and the little office above. To give you an idea, the image below was our print lab / logistics:

Scale: almost 1:1

In the meantime we moved twice, went from 20 products to 500+ SKUs (with more to come in 2018), expanded our staff from 3 to 20+, we became an independent company, ship to 70+ countries worldwide, have the best customers in the world (yes, that’s you) and have been running, working, printing and producing almost 24/7 to make sure you get the best possible filament to print with.

colorFabb has become a company and brand we are very proud of. We started to produce and ship filaments, but we do so much more these days: we advice, we design, we print, we offer various printers. Check our services page for more information.

You can find some recaps per year by clicking below (2013, when we started is sadly lacking, but believe us when we say it was awesome):

Which brings us to the beginning of 2018. And we know, but don’t tell yet, it is going to be an amazing year. We have some great developments in the pipeline and will share news with you soon. Of course we have nGen_LUX coming up later this month, but also some more great projects lined up.

But now, our fifth birthday party. How are we going to celebrate, you ask?

Buy 5, Pay 4!

First of all, a discount for you. Or rather a free spool! For the rest of the month you get your fifth spool for free. Add five spools (or a multiplier) in your basket and we deduct the costs of the cheapest spool! Easy. Small print made big: This discount not work on samples or printers though and not in combination with other discounts, but you will find this to be a great deal! Due to the nature of our XL spools a slight variety in pricing may arise when choosing those.

What do you have to do? Nothing, we have already set up the system this way.

Go to our webshop now to get the best deal in town. Remember, we ship daily, worldwide and from stock.



Last week we shared a lot of prints that we saw coming by in one week alone (check out the blog here) and we have seen thousands of prints in the past five years. We ask you to post or re-post your favorite prints made with colorFabb filaments on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #5yearscolorfabb. Also mention the colorFabb filament used. At the end of the month we will choose one post and that person will get a valuepack of colorFabb filaments of his or her choice. That is 16 spools!

So, that’s quite an easy way to participate. Please tag us and use that particular hashtag (#5yearscolorfabb) to participate so we can track all entries.

Our official social media channels are:

Furthermore we will highlight some of the greatest prints, pictures, shows, etc. in the weeks to come. Stay tuned.

All posts concering our fifth anniversary are bundled here.

Summer sale!

Back to work. Back to school. Back to life… We think it is time for a flash summer sale.

It is that time of the year again. Summer holidays are over or will be soon. (For those reading this and still enjoying their holiday, we apologize, but there is an end to all this summer fun). We hope you have enjoyed your holidays this summer and are ready to head back into the real world again, re-energized.

At colorFabb we would like to make the transition back into the real world as smooth as possible. For this, we have a flash summer sale as from now and which lasts the entire weekend (until Sunday midnight CET):

20% off on all filaments!

Fairly simple and straight forward. Does not work with other discounts and does not apply to the printers we sell, but other than that all filaments, including the samples, apply! Use coupon code SUMMERSALE when checking out or use this link (and the discount will automatically apply).

We also add a free sample of nGen filament to your order (as we do with all orders nowadays) and you can see if you are eligible for free shipping (EU customers only – sorry) on our website.

Find out more about nGen, our all-round 3D printing filament on our dedicated landing page.

Either click here or go to our webshop and use coupon code SUMMERSALE to get that 20% coupon code today!

Enjoy 3D printing!

– Team colorFabb

Spring Break

‘Tis the season of public holidays here in the Netherlands. Thursday is Ascension Day and due to this we will be officially closed on Friday as well. We are not the kind of company to leave you all by yourself, so we are having a flash sale on our website: 20% off on all filaments.

Click on the banner below or on this link. You will be re-directed to our webshop and the discount is automatically applied to your order.

This sale cannot be combined with other discounts and is valid only from now on and on Thursday May 25th.

Please note that no orders will be shipped on Thursday. On Friday we will resume shipping webshop orders again.

We have a plethora of filaments to choose from. Recently, our copperFill was mentioned by testing and comparison site 3D Matter as the 3D printing filament with the highest visual quality:

Source: 3D Matter

It is a truly astonishing filament with great post-processing possibilities. copperFill contains 80% copper by weight, but is not conductive in a thermal or electrical sense. This material, similar to bronzeFill, steelFill and brassFill, has been developed for aesthetical purposes only. We are excited this is recognized by the comparison tests that 3D Matter has done.

Check out how to print with copperFill

Original post on this print can be found here.

Another highlight of these tests was their conclusion that our flagship PLA/PHA is in their opinion (and their data supports it), the easiest filament to print with. In an ever expanding market with dozens, if not hundreds of (PLA) filament brand this is of course a great honor!

Source: 3D Matter

You can read our complete write-up on 3D Matter’s testing here.

We have a wide range of filaments. Choose from 30 PLA/PHA colors, from 17 nGen colors, 7  nGen_FLEX colors (including 5 skin tones), 5 colorFabb_HT colors or 14 colorFabb_XT colors! And that’s not even counting the special filaments!

Recently we also released a fifth PLA Economy color: Dark Blue. Why not give that one a try?


Please remember: this flash sale is for a very limited time only! Order now to get your 20% discount!

King’s Day

Get your 20% discount on all filaments nowUpdate: this discount lasts until April 30th – midnight CET.

As annual traditions go, King’s Day (Koningsdag in Dutch) is one of the more fun and carefree public holidays we have here in the Netherlands. It’s the King’s birthday, but most people take the chance to enjoy the sun, a few drinks and all the festivities that are held throughout the country. It is the day that the entire country turns orange (our national color).

That said, we’re closed on Thursday, but we want to celebrate this day with you to give you a whopping 20% discount on all our filaments!

Crown design by colorFabb, exactly :

Go to our webshop now. The best thing? You don’t have to do anything! You get your discount right away when checking out your cart. (Yes, we are that nice). The discount, however, does not work with other discounts (for instance: Buy 4 PLA/PHA spools and pay only 3 does not grant an additional 20% discount) and does not apply to the printers that are available. We’re nice, but not that nice.

This discount lasts until Thursday midnight CET, so get yours while you have the chance!

Have you checked if you are entitled to free shipping? For selected European countries we can offer free shipping as from a certain number of spools. Check it out here.

Need inspiration? If course we offer orange filaments (the aptly named Dutch Orange, the more all-round nGen Orange, the functional colorFabb_XT Orange or the translucent PLA Orange).

But we have much more! Choose from 30 PLA/PHA colors, from 17 nGen colors, 7  nGen_FLEX colors (including 5 skin tones), 5 colorFabb_HT colors or 14 colorFabb_XT colors! We are colorFabb after all.

Or why not our range of PLA Economy: four colors available (more on the way!) on 2.2kg spools at a little over € 35 excluding VAT. But with our 20% discount it gets even better in terms of pricing!

XL spool holder:

Always wanted to try something else and go for an awesome, non-printed look? Go check our special filaments!

colorFabb gift box by Tony Short:

Or try our value packs! Several combinations and great deals possible!

No reason to linger here longer. Click here or on the images above to go directly to the webshop and order with a big discount! Enjoy King’s Day with us (we’ll be back on Friday to ship all your orders!!)

– Team colorFabb



This week, starting today,  you can find us at the RapidPro Trade show and conference in Veldhoven on March 7, 8 and 9. It was four years ago that colorFabb debuted at this very show and we are attending again for the fifth consecutive year.

For the first time, we will be at the Industrial part of the show floor. You can find us at stand 16.

Stacker S2

This year the Stacker S2 3D printer will makes it debut at the colorFabb stand. The S2 was launched on Kickstarter last week and reached its goal within 4 hours after the campaign kick-off. The S2 is a two head industrial grade printer specifically built for education, manufacturing and design pro markets.

colorFabb is proud partner of Stacker and is the official distributor for the EMEA region. At colorFabb we have been extensively testing with both the S2 and S4 in our print lab with our entire range of filaments.

Read our previous blog on our experience with the Stacker S2.
The S2 shares most of the same design and engineering of its bigger sibling, the model S4. The larger model S4 has been shipped to customers since August of 2016 and has proven itself as a reliable industrial grade 3D printer.

For Stacker the term “industrial grade” is not a hollow marketing term. It means the S2 was designed for extra long service life, extremely low maintenance and that the printer will maintain its positional accuracy throughout its life cycle. The way “industrial grade” is achieved begins with superior engineering and high-quality components, and ends with an Stacker’s innovative new assembly method.

Come and see for yourself at the RapidPro in the next few days at stand 16. A full product description of the Stacker printers can be found here.

At the show we will be printing on both the Stacker S2 and S4. Materials of choice are the range of co-polyesters we released in the past few years. Co-polyesters are made with Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer, materials which provide for low-odor and styrene-free options that are uniquely suited for 3D printing applications. With Amphora, items can be created that are more functional, more durable, more efficient, and attractive.

A featured print at the organizer’s booth is the Moveo Robot Arm by BCN3D, entirely printed with co-polyester filaments. Printed with colorFabb_XT Yellow and nGen Dark Gray. For the timing belts, we used nGen_FLEX Black. Printed by our own 3D print engineer Jos Deelen.

We have teased about this project before (here and here), but you can now and we are proud to finally show the results at the RapidPro!


Find out more about Amphora in this blog we posted last year. colorFabb_XT was our first co-polyester based filament, released in 2014. Our portfolio of co-polyester based filaments, made with Eastman Amphora polymers, has since extended with the all-round nGen, the high temperature resistant colorFabb_HT (enabled by Eastman Tritan™ copolyester technology).and semi-flexible nGen_FLEX.

Our range of co-polyester based filaments are available online.

During the entire week you can get a 10% discount on all our spools of filaments (samples and printers excluded) by using the discount code RAPIDPRO2017 in our webshop. (Use this link to immediately get your 10% discount!)


We hope to see you in the next few days in Veldhoven and if you can’t make it, keep an eye out on our social media accounts for the latest updates!

colorFabb’s 4th birthday

It’s party time! We have something to celebrate and want to share this with you.

Four years ago this month, November 2012, we started testing our first grade of filaments, PLA/PHA, and the brand colorFabb was established. We announced our filaments at the RapidPro Show and opened our webshop in March 2013. Not long after that the first resellers started to order to supply their local markets with colorFabb filaments. From there, things went fast…
colorFabb started with the idea to supply quality filaments for the 3D printing market and in four years this idea has been transformed in a well known and highly regarded brand in 3D printing that is used on printers worldwide. Behind the brand is a dynamic company that was incorporated in September 2015, after being part of Helian Polymers.

There are many highlights, too many to mention, but one of the continuous highlights is being in constant communications with you, the community and our customers. Your feedback is extremely valuable for us.


Here are a few key numbers of where we are now:

– Over 400 stock keeping units (individual articles)
– Over 30 printers in two printlabs for testing
– Nearly 20 shows we have exhibited on (and met a lot of you)
– 13 distributors worldwide and counting, with a lot more resellers
– 6 production lines
– 5 years since the first idea for colorFabb took shape
– 4 spools, but pay three! (See below)
– 3 article groups (co-polyesters, PLA/PHA and specials) with a fourth one coming up soon
– 2 hours of sleep we get on average every night
– 1 kick-ass team to bring colorFabb filaments to your printer!

Click the link below to see a timeline of the past four years:


For more detailed overviews of the past few years, please have a look at our 2014 recap and our 2015 recap.

After four years we can safely say that colorFabb has been a success. Earlier this year we held a survey and were very pleased with the results. Over 90% of all our users rated our services and products an 8 or higher. 98% of all the people surveyed would recommend colorFabb to other 3D printer owners. These are fantastic numbers and we are very proud of them and we thank our partners, our distributors and especially you, our customers for this success. but that does not mean we sit back and relax. On the contrary.

We keep developing new and exciting materials that we know you will like (and have asked for). Our ambition is to bring you more filaments with improved and different functionality, faster to your door with the highest quality possible.

The past four years have been a success, but for us it has only been a start.

Four years, still, is a milestone and we want to celebrate this with you. For the entire month of November we are offering in our webshop 4 filaments for the price of 3. Use the coupon code colorfabb4you for this to get the discount immediately when checking out from our website. (Samples are excluded from this).





Keep an eye out on our social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram) and this very tutorial page for the latest news and our prints that we post regularly.

Here’s to you, our customers, and the next four years & beyond!

Team colorFabb