PLA+ Settings

This means your printer has a problem.
Either the stops are not doing their job or your leveling sensor is not detecting the PEI plate.

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Sounds like “none” is the amount of adhesion you are getting

Perhaps 65degrees C is a value I would expect to see in that box

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Don’t worry about that…just do the other steps.
For auto bed leveling on a fixed bed, -0- doesn’t matter. (I’m sure someone will disagree, but that’s life on the internet).

Once you have it set up right, you should be fine for a few months or you change a nozzle.

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well, im kinda scared to the needle hit the bed one more time… :x

Hello, i really recommend using a glue stick, just lightly tap it Up&Down on the bed (don’t rub it in) you need just a light film of it, it makes life so much easier if your new to 3d printing, and for Esun PLA+ you can print 45degs to 50degs on the HotBed for “small stuff” (providing your using a Gluestick and have ok first layer )

First layer speed should be around 20mm/sec and 210deg nozzle temp is a safe spot, nozzle temp and how fast your print go hand in hand, if your not printing faster then 80mm/sec Infill and 30mm/sec Perimeters then around 200degs /195degs is nice-, and will produce nice prints-

After a while you might want stop using a Gluestick and Print faster but when you are new to 3d Printing please just use the Gluestick -.

All the best-.

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You you mean i should use the Glue stick on the smooth metal bed, or on the magnetic layer on top of it?
Thank you for your advice!

I use the 3Dlac spray. It’s like a glue stick but more convenient.
You can use glue on both sides of the plate. Each side has a specific use. One for a smooth first, the other textured.

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i will check that stuff out, thank you so much! <3

On the Printing surface (what you model will be printed on) doesn’t matter weather its a Textured or Smooth surface you printing on, it will help a lot, and like mich0111 said about the spray works too-
let the Print Down cool a bit for easy removal (or flex your plate if it really stuck)

all the best-.

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It’s really very important. Do not attempt to remove the model from the plate while it is hot.

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yes, thank you - this is what i always did. removed to magnetic plate and let it cool down. then wiggled the plate a little until i could hear the cracks of the print coming off.

Hi Myrothas!

I just came across your topic - I wanted to add that in my view you did everything correctly, only your approach of adjusting the Z-offset to a point where you can move a sheet of paper with little friction was just way too high.

When using regular 80g/m2 paper as a reference, I can only recommend the Z-offset point where moving the sheet becomes really difficult, with considerable scratching of the sheet surface. Then you end up with the correct Z distance.

Also a good indicator of the correct height - Brim or skirt properties: The skirt or brim lines preceding your print should not be distinguishable too well like spaghetti lying side-by-side, but ironed into each other by the nozzle. If, on the other hand, you see that the nozzle is producing furrows when crossing from the brim lines to the start point of your print, that’s too low.

The PEI plate has excellent binding properties, I am printing objects with significant overhang just swiping everything with isopropanol before starting to print. …And as you have already pointed out - it is necessary to perform a thorough auto-leveling protocol before every single print.
I must admit that I am a little lazy with the Z offset. Mostly I just confirm with a quick paper swipe under the nozzle to that I do not need to make any adjustments and then proceed with auto z-align and auto-leveling. Don’t forget to hit “save” after every step.

Good luck with your projects!

I know your comment is old, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU so so much for your advice. I never really understood what a good offset for my extruder was, but your tip about moving the paper should be difficult helped immensely! Thanks again :smile:

That‘s great to hear! Thank you!!
I hope you have found your peace with the calibration settings.
Best wishes!