- Glue stick
Run the Bed Level Test Print Utility
Note: The print head will become hot during the printing process. Exercise caution when working near the nozzles.
An out-of-level print bed can cause even simple prints to fail. If you would like to ensure that your print bed is level, you can run the Bed Level Test Print utility.
- Clean your print bed and apply glue as shown in the picture below. Install the print bed.
- Select the menu icon from the dashboard.
- Select the Utilities tile from the available options.
- Select the Test Prints tile from the available options.
- Select the Bed Level Test Print tile.
- Evaluate your test print disks to see if your bed needs to be adjusted. Compare your results with each of the example disks below.
Note: For more information, please see Level the Print Bed.
Note: Test print procedure using Nylon White is the same as Onyx test print procedure. If you run this test print with Tough Nylon, it may be difficult to compare the resultant disks with the Onyx disks below. In that case, if the test print comes out clear or transparent, then your bed is correctly leveled. If parts of the test print are white or uneven, then your bed needs to be leveled.
Evaluate the Test Print
- Uniform and solid: Well-leveled
- Stringy material or the lines don't connect completely to the outer circle: Bed low
- Flattened or overly pressed down: Bed high
- Inconsistently or not entirely laid down: Bed very high
If any of your bed level disks indicate a high or low nozzle, complete the following steps and then re-evaluate your results:
- Remove the print bed from the printer and use the provided scraper to peel the disks off the print bed.
- Use warm water to clean the glue off of your print bed.
- Run the Shim Bed Level utility again, but do not loosen the thumbscrews under the print bed when prompted to do so. Base your adjustments off of the results of the Bed Level Test Print utility.
- Reapply glue to the print bed in the same spots as before and run the Bed Level Test Print utility again.