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Printer settings

Note: This post covers settings in Cura, and primarily mentions the Prusa i3Mk2, however the concepts outlined here will apply for most printers or other slicers. I have only commented on the settings that I’ve changed from the default settings.

Basic settings


  • Layer height: Most of our models are printed at .2 layer height. Some of the smaller, more detailed parts are printed at .1
  • Shell thickness: .8 is a good shell thickness (this must be a multiple of the nozzle size)
  • Fill density: I use 10% for most models. If the model has thin parts that require strength (for example, door frames), then set it to 25%. Make sure you set the ‘prints after infill’ to ON, otherwise, you will see banding on your model. printing-sungeon-tiles-settings-3
  • Bottom/top thickness: increase this to at least .8 as this makes sure you have a good solid top and bottom on your model.
  • Temp: temperature set for PLA
  • Build plate: temperature is increased slightly to help bed adhesion, but this depends on the ambient temperature of the room
  • Supports: I always use a brim as it allows checking to see if the Z is at a good height when the print begins. It also helps with adhesion. I sometimes use a raft for delicate tall objects. 



  • Initial layer linewidth: set to 100%. This is important for parts that connect to other parts, for example the OpenLOCK clips
  • Initial layer thickness: this can be set higher when printing at a fine detail like .1. I often set this to .2







10 thoughts on “Printer settings

    1. Download and save the ini file locally to your computer. Then in Cura Select the menu option “File” and then select “Load profile” and find the ini file and select open.

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