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Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 13th, 2018, 2:04 pm
by reibuehl
I need yellow PLA colors for a few prints where I do not think that I will ever use a full 750g spool but need more than the usual 50g samples.

Is there a manufacturer that sells smaller quantities? I would need ~26 meter or ~260 gram.

Re: Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 14th, 2018, 9:30 am
by LePaul
Sample rolls? I can think of a few....but you're out in Europe so the shipping would make it impractical

Re: Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 14th, 2018, 9:58 am
by reibuehl
I saw that some companies seem to have 250g rolls but that might be a little too tight and the price on these rolls is close to what a 750g spool would cost me.

Ideal would be a source that sells loose filament by the meter. Faberdashery seems to still offer that but I haven't heard their name in a long time and do not know if this is still a reputable source. Has anybody here bought from them recently?

Re: Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 14th, 2018, 10:01 am
by reibuehl
Most of the Filaments in the Faberdashery shop seem to be not in stock at the moment...

Re: Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 14th, 2018, 3:29 pm
by LePaul
What about ColorFabb, since they are based out that way?

Re: Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 14th, 2018, 3:50 pm
by reibuehl
Do they sell loose filament? Couldn't find anything on their web site.

Re: Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 15th, 2018, 9:59 am
by LePaul
I know PrintedSolid.com had a sample option
Are you looking for 2.85? Loose? Spool?

https://www.printedsolid.com/collection ... mentsample

Re: Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 15th, 2018, 10:16 am
by reibuehl
I am looking for 2.85. Loose or spool is both fine.

If I look at PrintedSolid, the say for samples:
Samples are made up ahead of time, so if you order two samples, you will receive two samples and not one long sample.
That would mean I need to do a number of welds to weld the ends of the samples. Doable but not nice... maybe I should give in and just go for a cheap spool or refill pack :-)

Re: Yellow PLA in smaller quantities than usual 750g spools?

Posted: November 15th, 2018, 10:44 am
by LePaul
Or go halves with someone in Europe?