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Tip: Translucent Green

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Tip: Translucent Green

Postby DesignMakeTeach » 2013-Apr-Sun-15-Apr

Quick Tip: Turn natural PLA prints translucent green with a lime green Sharpie. Cheap, easy and quick way to get a glowy green color. Perfect effect for power crystals or 80's era radioactive ooze.

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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby discuc » 2013-Apr-Sun-15-Apr

Nice tip.
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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby PxT » 2013-Apr-Tue-13-Apr

How to get any color PLA you want:

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The metallic silver / copper / gold colored Sharpies work well too.
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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby halley » 2013-Apr-Tue-13-Apr

Got a favorite jig that you've used to clamp a sharpie against the filament as it feeds in? I've seen a couple on Thingiverse but they're usually RepRap-specific and might not fit on the wood extruder.

How long can you go without the cap, before the sharpie dries out or the felt abrades down? The design of the best jig might hold the tip and/or allow twisting the pen occasionally.
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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby DesignMakeTeach » 2013-Apr-Tue-13-Apr

May not stand up to super close inspection but from a distance it does the trick.

@PxT When did you first discover Sharpie magic on PLA?

I want to find a source for a sampler pack of PLA so I can try different colors of filament.
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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby PxT » 2013-Apr-Tue-16-Apr

Faberdashery sells a sample pack:
http://www.faberdashery.co.uk/products- ... -fun-pack/

Shipping is expensive if you are outside Europe though.
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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby DesignMakeTeach » 2013-Apr-Tue-16-Apr

$53 for 0.66lbs delivered.....

Maybe someone in the US will realize the potential market.

Can't wait for local hobby/craft stores to start carrying filament.
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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby DesignMakeTeach » 2013-Apr-Tue-18-Apr

100M of 1.75mm filament = 300g according to their site.
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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby mothy » 2013-Aug-Sat-22-Aug

makergeeks.com has sample packs
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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

Postby currystomper » 2013-Sep-Fri-19-Sep

...in the UK there are sample packs on EBAY

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-75mm-Multi- ... 3a844b75aa

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Re: Tip: Translucent Green

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