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    Precision Multicolour Printing

    Hi guys!
    I want to make a basic keychain with two colours. I’m thinking of a simple tag with a rectangular base and a 3D word on top of it. I want to make the base black but the word grey. However, I have an Creality Ender 3, which only has 1 extruded and can only print 1 color at a time.
    I have been looking at this tutorial, which involves printing one layer of a color, pausing, swapping filament and resuming:
    https://www.matterhackers.com/articl...ingle-extruder

    but it’s not the best idea for me because my keytag is very precise. I will have to pause the print immediately after the base is printed to stop any black from getting onto the word. It’s hard because after the base is printed, the printer will immediately start printing the word. I can’t have any grey on the base, or black on the word.
    And I’m Wondering if there is a way to make my printer print the base, wait long enough for me to pause the print, swap, and resume? Is there a slicer option?

    I hope you guys understand what I meant!

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    much easier option.
    print the base with a cutout for the logo. print the logo.
    glue together :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious aardvark View Post
    much easier option.
    print the base with a cutout for the logo. print the logo.
    glue together :-)

    I would consider that if small precise parts aren't so hard to remove from the bed :-/

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