Choosing the right dish to use

Choosing the right print bed mainly depends on the type of material you are printing. Here are some general guidelines to help you select the right dish:

PRINTING MATERIAL: The main consideration is the material you are using. Some materials require specific printing plates for best results. For example,:

  • ABS: For most materials, including ABS, rigid printing plates can be used. ABS has better adhesion to heated plates.
  • PP: For soft materials such as polypropylene (PP) or TPU, it is advisable to use a flexible or adhesive print bed. These materials tend not to adhere well to rigid plates.

PRINTING SURFACES: In addition to the material of the plate, it is possible to use alternative printing surfaces to those supplied. However, it is important that these surfaces are:

  • PLANAR: Surfaces must be completely flat and uniform to ensure accurate printing.
  • EQUIVALENT DIAMETER: Make sure the diameter of the print surface is equivalent to the one supplied to avoid adhesion and alignment issues.

CONSTANT THICKNESS: Regardless of the  type of plate you choose, it is essential that the thickness is consistent over its entire surface. This will contribute to a uniform and accurate print.

It is important to note that although it is possible to use print surfaces other than those supplied, WASP cannot guarantee optimal results with unofficial surfaces. Therefore, it is advisable to refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations or test different plates and coatings to determine which one works best with your specific printing material.