Glitter Printing

This is a simple (But a bit messy) way to add some extra special sparkle to your printed objects. All you need to do is sprinkle glitter onto a heated bed before printing with PLA - Clear PLA works great with all sorts of glitter colours but coloured PLA also works very well.

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It'll brighten up your prints and make someone's day special - 
You can also embed other things like little plastic stars and other (thin) items, the PLA will just bond them into the first layer of the object. If you think of anything else to embed into prints, do let me know.

More details on my Blog post here - richrap.blogspot.com/2011/12/twinkle-twinkle-little-star-christmas.html

Youtube videos here - 

And Here - 

I have not tried ABS yet, but it should work just as well.

If you continue to sprinkle glitter as it builds (not too much) then your parts will have sparkle embedded all over them.

Have fun and brighten up your prints today!

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Attached is a tag to experiment with, but it's more of a method rather than a thing/object.

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