Print the Rainbow: Dabble 3D filament review
Dabble 3D recently approached 3D-PT to review their new line of PLA filaments. As a startup company, Dabble is claiming their edge on the filament market by producing filaments in a wide range of colors. How wide you may ask? Dabble sent me a generous 40 color sample pack!
When I got the sample pack my first impression was good. The samples were all individually bundled, and the range of colors in the pack were a great mix of complementary shades, glow in the dark’s and transparent colors.
The filament was 1.75 mm, which they plan to use in conjunction with their upcoming 3 color delta printer (3D-PT will build and test the printer in a future blog). The filament has different hues that can make your dual color prints pop visually.
I decided to test this cornucopia of color by 3D printing fidgets for an upcoming Autsim community event.
Dabble 3D filament was a solid printing filament on my Taz 5 it printed smoothly.
For my first test I made myself a name tag for social events. After whipping it out in TinkerCAD and a couple of trials, I was able to print a 6 color name tag.
My next test was for a new batch of fidgets for my
. For these fidgets I tested the range of color shades together to see how they compare.
The bronze and gold color produced a warm honey colored fidget. The bronze did lighten a bit from the original filament, but when I tried to take I pic it would not show the difference.
The green range of colors went from translucent glow in the dark lime to opaque neon green. For fans of the color green, there is a wider range of shades for your prints than ever before.
I have not seen many magenta colored filaments, so I was happy with how the subtitle shades appeared in both translucent and opaque. Purple was another surprise, as other companies like Colorfabb have only released some shades of lavender. The dark purple filament does provide a rich color for gift prints.
In the short time I’ve had to test Dabble 3D filament, I found that it’s a great way to add more color to your prints. Artist and cos players may find the shades they want to print their props in the color they want, which can save processing time .
The filament printed well with minimal stringing in tight areas. A couple of the filament colors did lighten slightly from the original filament color during printing, but it was minimal.
Overall Dabble 3D is a company to watch for artistic multicolored filaments.
3D -PT will be testing their new 3 color in 1 head X2 delta printer soon, so please check back for the build video and review.
As a bonus to readers, Dabble 3D is offering a coupon for 3dprinterchat readers!
Use coupon code 3dprinterchat for 20% off a sample pack! Limit 1 per customer.
Or you can use Amazon and code “3DFILA20” at checkout
DISCLAIMER: Dabble 3D provided the samples with no compensation or expectations given.
That would really come in handy. i love the bright colors and I think about all the cool things you could make with them.
Love the color availability
With a wide range color filament available greatly enhances creativity as well as the utility of 3D printers and Dabble 3D has definitely helped in a big way. Now if someone would step up and do the same for all of the materials currently available that would be awesome.
This is so awesome that 3D has come this far, and to see all these wonderful colors, over 40 colors, wow!! who would have thought..
The Colors Duke The Colors…
Like colors, more interested in metal printing large format & Carbon fiber printing large pieces
like a dab of color
Happy to know there’s a company out there that can supply any color I (or anybody) could possibly need or want! And it sounds like they make a great product seeing how there were no issues with all the different batches. I hope they stay and grow! Wishing them great luck in their future!
Sounds like a solid product, from a company trying to make some inways in the filament space. Nice to see the variety of colors too. Now to find that Delta review…
I know, they have a great color pallet. They need to contact me for their 3D printer, I have not heard from them in a while.