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PLA 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament

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PLA 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament

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PLEASE NOTE: Sadly, we've stopped supplying filaments. After much consideration we've chosen to recommend the following supplier as an alternative.

Here's why:

  • Excellent dedication to customer service, quality & range of materials.
  • Very competitive pricing & UK based.
  • High reward customer loyalty plan.
  • FREE UK delivery on all orders.

  • Other PLA 3D filaments are a good starter material. Although regarded as easy to use, they’re commonly seen as weak, brittle and inconsistent. We felt we could do better, much better. Our PLA uses a special pure grade resin that prints at lower temperatures (from 180°C). Sure, this saves electricity (yawn) but more importantly, it allows for a surprisingly strong and durable print with excellent layer-to-layer adhesion.
  • Our all-natural biopolymer is free from contaminants and is also long term biodegradable. So while it may not be suitable for prolonged outdoor use, rest assured that wrong-sized customer prototype won’t stay in landfill for years to come.
  • Whether you’re using a printer without a heated bed, getting creative with 3D pens or getting the kids involved in “the future” - our high strength PLA is easy to use, 100% reliable and actually suitable for most end use parts.
  • Our PLA comes in our largest range of colours, over 25 pigment rich varieties. The colour you see on this screen is the colour you’ll receive and the final colour of your print. Our colours don’t weaken after the heat of printing.
  • It’s not just our industry leading filament that’s got people talking, got an issue with printing or your order? Our world-renowned, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable technical customer service team are on hand to support you.
PLA 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament


Wouldn't it be nice, if you never had to worry about your 3D print failing again?

Jess in Customer Service says:

"Our standard PLA is outright our most popular filament. Great for a wide range of applications, there's nothing 'standard' about it. Our customers are often surprised by its strength above regular PLAs, and of course the easily achievable finish detail."

Jess in Customer Service says:

"Our standard PLA is outright our most popular filament. Great for a wide range of applications, there's nothing 'standard' about it. Our customers are often surprised by its strength above regular PLAs, and of course the easily achievable finish detail."

Set & forget...

Excuse us for being blunt, but 3D printing can be a pain in the arse. You can agonize over countless failed prints, and when you do get your project to finish, the detail, colour or even strength can be lacking.

That’s why we’ve developed the most reliable printing 3D Printer PLA on the market. It’s widely regarded by our customers as being the best PLA filament they’ve ever used.

This means your prints won't look better with any other brand of filament.

That's our promise.

Wait - what is PLA?

PLA or PolyLactic Acid is plant-based, derived from corn and sugarcane which makes it long-term biodegradable. It's the most popular 3D printer filament on the market. And for good reason. PLA material is extremely user friendly.

However, our blend combines that utility with surprising strength and durability, making it perfect for modelling, prototyping and end-use parts.

Our secret to perfect prints?

It’s important to always print with good quality 1.75mm filament. Unfortunately, cheap filaments use poor grade plastics riddled with contaminants.
Worse still, you’ll find that low cost filament has wildly varying tolerances. A variance of just +/-0.10mm might not sound like much, but can cause a significant difference in the thickness of each printed layer.

At best this leads to a less desirable finish quality, and at worst to structural inconsistencies in your prints.

The solution? You need excellent quality raw materials, extruded to exact tolerances, giving you absolute reliability.
And that’s where we come in.

Manufactured to a very strict diameter tolerance of no more than a +/-0.03 mm variation, eliminating differences in layer thickness and results in a printed object that is strong with a beautiful, even finish.

Every. Single. Time.

But Our PLA Isn't For Everyone.

Let’s be honest, 3D printing is a great technology but it’s not always everything that it’s cracked up to be. You work hard getting your print settings just right only to deal with hassle.

We hear you. It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe 100% reliable 3D printing is possible.

Our business customers often print 1000 hour+ projects with not so much as a hiccup with filaments. PLA isn’t for everyone though. Just looking for cheap material? Not bothered about finish, part strength or the hours you’ll waste ripping your hair out over print failures? Just head over to eBay or Amazon and pick up a roll for half the price.

We don’t want to be rude, but cheap filament is a false economy.

So buy, print reliably and save time.

Here's what our customers think...

"The best PLA I have used"
The PLA is the best PLA I have used. 

I have printed over 100 Kg of PLA from other suppliers and have always found the PLA to be much better quality.

The thickness is very consistent, colours between reals is amazing and it prints a lower temperature.
                                               29/07/18      Ryan King
"Amazing Products and Service"
I have used a number of different filaments before finding Rigid Ink, they all caused me huge issues and wasted prints.

But now I have found Rigid Ink and their amazing filaments and Customer service, I will not order from any one else.

I have used a number of their different filament types and all work flawlessly.

I now recommend Rigid Ink to everyone, great work and very knowledgeable staff on social media and email helping.
                                            04/05/18      Jason Reilly
"GREAT Customer Service!"
Adding to my initial review below - a company representative contacted me and was very kind, informative and generous concerning my initial printing problems. 

I've ordered 2 more rolls as it's really the only PLA strong enough for my needs.

Best customer service I've ever encountered from any company - ever. 
                                         28/07/17        Larry Hawes

Sublime Colours

We don't do washed out, fading colours.

The colour you see online, is the exact colour you'll receive, which is the exact colour of your print. Our pigments don't weaken through the hot printing process.

It’s worth noting that PLA is a naturally clear filament, but PLA comes in a wide variety of vibrant colours, from a brilliant white PLA filament and a strong solid black, to eye-popping reds, blues and greens.

Not sure which colour to get? Why not order a selection sample pack to compare.

But don't just take our word for it...

What about the experts?

On his 100k subscriber YouTube channel, Thomas Sanladerer rated PLA as “The best PLA yet”. It got an overall quality score of 18/20, the best score of any PLA in his series, finding the print quality to be excellent. Watch his video review here.

Still not sure? Take a moment to read what our customers have to say about our product and impeccable leaving-you-ecstatic service, both here and anywhere else on the web.

A word on customer support...

If you've heard of before, you'll likely know of our legendary customer service and technical support. But what makes it so good?

Well, 3D Printing isn't an out of the box, "one click and it's done" endeavor. So although plugging in our recommended settings for the first time will produce a perfect print in 80% of cases, for those instances where it doesn't; we're on hand.

So as long as you're printing with filament, our hand-holding technical support is all included in the price.

Put simply, if you're dissatisfied at any point during choosing, buying, receiving or printing with your filament, we will make it right. You'll be amazed what your printer is capable of.

and just makes sense for business:

  • Avoid false economy: save money & time never dealing with failed prints, nozzle blockages or settings again.
  • Strong, functional parts that require minimal or no post print finishing.
  • Discounts for automatic recurring orders, no need to worry about inventory management.
  • Pro-forma and 30 day credit trade accounts available.
  • FREE UK delivery on orders over £65.
  • Advanced technical support available.
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Settings Guide
Printing Temperature: Start at 180°C
Bed Temperature: Off-45°C
Bed Adhesion: Blue decorators tape or Kapton Tape. Use glue stick for extra adhesion if needed.
Print Speed: 30-40 mm/s (higher speeds may need slightly hotter printing temp, up to 205°C)
Cooling Fans: 100% from layer two onward
Ideal build chamber: None, remove all covers and doors.

Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.

Density: 1.24g/cc
Glass Transition Temp: 55-60°C
Tensile strength: 8,383 psi (57.8MPa)
Sample Weight: Approx 35g
Empty Spool + Filament Weight: Approx 250g + 1KG = Approx 1.25KG
300G Spool Size: 16cm dia, 4.2cm width, 5.2cm dia spool hole
1KG Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
3KG Spool size: 29.8cm dia, 10.3cm width, 5.3cm dia spool hole
Click here to find out how many meters of filament is on your spool

Post-Print Processing
Annealing: 70°C for around 30mins
Glues/ adhesives: Cyanoacrylate (Super-Glue), Acetone, Epoxy Resins
Polishing/Smoothing: Cannot be acetone smoothed, needs sanding and polishing - Click here to read how to article
Painting: Acrylic, cellulose or oil paints

Please note: settings vary printer to printer so experimenting is essential

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We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 347 reviews
PLA Pearl Blue

Great filament and perfect prints on my Prusa Mk3S. Great colour. Recommended.

Lovely colour and great prints

Perfect prints on my Prusa printer. The colour is good and consistent. I am trying smaller 300g spools to get more colours. Recommended.

White 1.75mm PLA - Ruined nozzle gave unrepresentative results

Initially thought this filament was utter garbage, printer was skipping steps, under-extruding and basically being rubbish. After a few false leads I established that the reason for the poor performance was that my nozzle was so bashed in as to be nearly closed. After replacing the nozzle I have had some very pretty prints. All sides showed a nice smooth finish, top and bottom layers were very clean and really good detail quality.

But, I did knock a star off because I have had the very devil of a time making it stick to the build plate (build plate tried with Builders tape, bare aluminium with a coating of glue stick, and Build Tak. Current build plate is an old sheet of Build Tak with a thin coating of glue stick: Good results, but not guaranteed. Going to try glass when I upgrade from an inductive bed sensor to a BLTouch, but this may not be for some time as the current Build Tak + glue approach is reliable enough to make this nice-to-have rather than a top priority).

Conclusion is that I am going to buy some more, as the filament has shown some of the promised excellence and I think the rest of my issues (bed adhesion, under-extrusion and some stringing) are a result of user error (poor settings) rather than deficiencies in the filament.

good filament

great filament great strength and awesome smooth finish

Pearl blue

Pearl blue One of there nicest colours yet for sure the best.

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