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    Filament quality?????

    I am new to the forum and this is my first post.I am going to get a Monoprice select mini V2 and was wanting to know what is the best filament to use in it?Will the cheaper ones on ebay cause printing problems or is it all about the same?I want black and natural color filament.

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    OK Thanks for the quick reply!

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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    there's almost no really bad filament around these days.
    Try a roll of the cheapest you can find and try one a bit more costly. Then see if there's any real difference.
    Sometimes there is - sometimes there isn't.

    My current favourite budget filament is flashforge'd own brand. Doesn't come in many colours - but it's a good price and really really good stuff :-)

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    I've been buying from Colortank on Amazon (UK) at 10 quid a kilo. It seems like good stuff. I'm a noob and I've not (yet) had any problems with it.

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    10 a kg !
    Okay now I have to go find that :-)

    Okay 10.99 inc delivery.
    Got to try a roll at that price :-)

    Got some orange.
    Interesting to see what it's like :-)

    Got to be the cheapest filament currently available in the uk (including p&p).

    Good to see prices are currently on the way down again.
    Last edited by curious aardvark; 08-21-2017 at 07:29 AM.

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    I went with some 1.75mm PLA ZYLtech black and got it for less than $15 for a 1kg roll on ebay with free shipping.I read reviews and watched some Youtube videos and everyone seems to like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sj_8LUyg4Q
    Last edited by mcc1961; 08-22-2017 at 02:52 AM.

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    Like I said, these days you'll struggle to find really bad filament.
    I've had one nozzle clog in over 3 years and that was the original filament that came with the printer.

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