Tis the season to be scary. It’s Halloween and you will see many pumpkins today, many of them real, lots of them printed and only one of them printed with RAL 2000 Yellow Orange – a perfectly suited color which is part of our Color on Demand program.

Design: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:167043

Designed by MakieLab it is a great scary pumpkin for Halloween. We printed it on the Ultimaker 2+ using standard PLA settings at 0.2mm layer height.

With launched Color on Demand we re-invented the way makers can choose colors. No longer you are bound to the colors that have been pre-selected by filament manufacturers anymore. Now you can order the color you actually need and want.

We have already matched over 100 RAL colors, which can easily be ordered online. Click here to see our collection. You can order as from one 750 grams spool! If we have not matched your favorite color, request it by using our online form. Starting from a 2kg spool we match the specific color you want, based on RAL, other well-known color references or a physical reference.

With Color on Demand you can say “yes” to that print job which needs a specific color or a look you have been waiting for. Stun your colleagues, family or other makers with your prints. You could already print one-of-a-kind designs, now you can also make them look unique!

Check out more recent Color on Demand prints by clicking here. Make sure you read our color disclaimer. Want to know more about Color on Demand, check our our FAQ page.

Our Color on Demand experience room, still under construction, with all the RAL colors we matched… so far.

How does it work?

Once an order is placed the team of specialists at colorFabb then go to work to start matching this color request if is a new color. You can opt to receive an injected molded plaque to verify the color first, before the spool is produced. This is optional. If the color has already been matched, we plan production right away.
Expected lead times are:

Color on Demand is produced on spools containing either 2kg or 750 grams. The 750 grams option is only available for colors already matched. All new colors are produced on 2kg spools only. Curious about the spool size? Check out this post.
But we do not stop there. At the same time Color on Demand is being offered for granulates as an extra supply option besides filament.

Important: If you order a Color on Demand spool, as well as regular stocked products, we will ship these together as one shipment.

How is color matching being done?

Check our disclaimer! We use the RAL Classic references as our guide. All filaments produced are optically checked by our specialized production and QA team. You can order an injected molded plaque before commiting to order a full spool. Please check in the webshop!

Please be aware that we use the actual RAL reference. Colors on a computer screen, printed images and promotional art can give a misrepresentation of the actual color. Injection molded color plaques can be ordered for a quality check before ordering a full spool.

If the color is then accepted production will be planned. Whenever a color has been matched, it will be added to the colorFabb website for future references.Pricing is as low as € 75 (ex VAT / shipping) for a 2kg spool of custom made filament, with tier pricing available: 10% discount when 4 spools are purchased, 20% when 10 spools are purchased.

Color on Demand is a first new step into the direction of customization of filaments for the end users. Starting with PLA and RAL, the possibilities to expand to other materials and color references are plenty and will be implemented at a later stage.Basically, color on demand will enable the maker / 3D Printer user to pinpoint specific projects and claim a different position in the supply chain with exactly that color that is requested.

Users can send your requests to colorFabb or visit our website:

More questions that need answering? Contact us through sales@colorfabb.com

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 : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:80709

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: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1862683

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: https://learn.colorfabb.com/colorfabb-gift-box/

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


nGen Flowerpots

We printed MakeMike’s “Molcajete”flowerpots on the Leapfrog HS with fantastic results. Splendid prints for use in house which will brighten up your flowers even further!


Design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:796667

Material: nGen Orange & Gold Metallic

nGen is available now in a variety of 17 colors: http://colorfabb.com/co-polyesters/ngen

Machine: Leapfrog Creatr HS

Layerheight: 0.16mm


About nGen

nGen is made from Eastman Amphora™ AM3300 3D polymer. Like colorFabb_XT, it is part of Eastman’s Amphora range of copolyesters for 3D printing.

nGen is a low-odor, styrene-free material uniquely suited for 3D printing enthusiasts, particularly those who need the flexibility to print within a wide processing temperature range. With nGen you will have good flow properties through the printer nozzle—even at lower temperatures than some other polymers require. These properties make nGen more workable at a wider breadth of temperatures, producing reliable results and resulting in less waste.

Amphora 3300 has been made into high-quality filament that exhibits advanced overhang ability, excellent looks, and large printing temperature range—empowering large panel of users to create durable and useful items. With the unique combination of a low processing temperature and an elevated temperature resistance, nGen can quickly print creations that are functional, durable, efficient, and attractive.