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This is my first roll of GG3D PET-G that I've tried. I was super excited to be able to find a supplier that produced filament in the US and was even more pleased to find that it was made from recycled material. Shipping was prompt with a few unexpected extras in the box :)
As for the Pink Grapefruit, I love it. The color is beautiful and a bit subdued, which I like a lot. Also, this stuff is super strong. Inter-layer adhesion with this filament is great, resulting in super strong parts. It also prints really smooth. While I do like this filament and will be trying more colors from GG3D, there are some things I noticed compared to other PET-G filaments I've used (Overture and Hatchbox):
-It likes a lower temperature than I'm used to. On my Ender 3 Pro, I print this at 205C when I would normally use 235C. Reduces wait time for warm-up.
-I had to turn the bed temp down to 70C. When I used 90C like I'm used to, the first layer would have great adhesion, but it would cause the subsequent few mm of layers to shrink inwards. Reduces warm-up time even further.
-This filament doesn't seem to withstand as high of a temperature as others. I put a print that I finished onto the bed set to 90C and it warped considerably and became very soft.
-Parts with overhangs need to be printed slow and with tons of cooling. I had to print parts with overhangs at about 15mm/s and 100% cooling to prevent the overhangs from curling up. Once you do this, it prints nicely, but very slow.
Sorry for the long write up, but I hope this is useful to someone. I'll definitely be buying more from GG3D in the future, including this color once I run out. Thanks GG3D and keep up the good work!
I had received a sample of Pink Grapefruit in a subscription box and knew that I had to have more! Pink Grapefruit renewed my love of PET-G. Thanks, GreenGate!
The filament refracts light quite distinctly depending on the temperature extruded at, wall thickness, and individual layer widths. Brilliant color and filament. On a .8 nozzle its a whole different print from the .4mm. What a beautiful filament and color. Within acceptable tolerances for consistency in diameter and clarity. As all PETG, keep it dry, it's a very lovely color and blend for all sorts of wonderful projects.
I go to this color when I want something with a soft elegance and a balance of translucency. This won't be the brightest thing to catch your attention when you walk into a room... but sometimes you want that. You want it to exist and serve its purpose for when you get closer and then you get to appreciate the object detail and (depending on the thickness) the awe that comes from slightly seeing the infill pattern (if applicable).
Being that the filament is translucent the pink grapefruit color isn't as vibrant as a non-translucent filament. In my case, this was exactly the effect I wanted printing up the unicorn sun catcher on Thingiverse. I used all GG filaments for that print (white, black, ice blue, grapefruit pink and crystal clear). The filament prints fantastic!
I used to be a budget PLA filament buyer. Until I went out on a limb and bought the GG filament! Time is money and I wasted so much time (and filament) due to the inconsistencies between one budget PLA buy and the next. From now on, I'll buy the GG filament. The consistent prints (and fact that its recycled) make the slight added expense worth it to me!
Now they just need more colors :D.