When you think of the color pink, what comes to mind? For most people, it is flowers and hearts. It is not surprising, then, that this pink HTPLA filament is named “Cupid’s Crush,” after the famed Roman god. It should also come as no surprise that you will absolutely love the creations you make with it!
However, people associate pink with more than just love. Many view it as a color that brings calm, creativity, and kindness. So of course, there is no need to limit yourself to just flowers and hearts. Besides those romantic uses, this pink 3D printer filament is versatile enough to replicate clothing, bubble gum, animals/birds, berries, and more. Or of course, make a planter shaped like a ribbon when your best friend has just dominated breast cancer.
This pink filament also contains metallic flecks that add a glamorous shimmer, like a mesmerizing glossy lipstick.
In other words, with just one color, you can create both the lipstick and the pig!
This soft pink filament prints just like regular PLA. There are no abrasive fillers to excessively wear out your nozzle. There are also no large particles that will lead to jams.
This Protopasta HTPLA can be heat treated through baking, which is great news if you need improved heat resistance compared to normal PLA. To heat treat, the manufacturer suggests a temperature of 225°F with convection for the best results. The heat treating is complete once the print goes from translucent to opaque with reduced gloss.
It is important to realize that when you heat treat, printed parts will get “floppy” before firming up. To keep your planter looking its best, provide supports and bake on a non-radiating surface, like glass or ceramic.
Also, please note that some shrinking may occur if you decide to heat treat this product.