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Canvas & Palette 3 Pro 8 Color Torture Test


I’ve had difficulty getting a 2 color cylinder to print without falling out of calibration or bleeding. The object is a tube with embedded text. The text follows the contour of the inner and outer walls of the tube so all edges of the cylinder and text are smooth/even. I used Can(not)vas to slice and the resulting print is not good. Over time the color shifts so badly the text is not readable. I stopped using my P3P right before Thanksgiving. I am waiting until the firmware is updated but in the interim I created what I feel is a good Palette 3 / Canvas torture test for this scenario.

It is an 8 color print consisting of a tube/cylinder with the words color 1, color 2, color 3, color 4, color 5, color 6, color 7 embedded vertically around the circumference of the tube. The tube makes up the eighth color. Each color is its own model. The text models are embedded through the cylinder and all surfaces are flush.

I would love to see Mosaic (or anyone else) print this to see how it should be done/sliced in Canvas for the Palette 3 Pro.

I uploaded the models to Thingiverse. They can be found here:

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Hey Larry, sorry to hear that you are having this issue. Did you run the calibration print? Canvas should prompt you to run it when adding it your P3 as a new device.

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Yes, I ran the calibration print and there weren't any issues. My printer is dialed in with repeatable precision. I created this because several people (including myself) had bleeding issues. Maybe some are having calibration issues but others are experiencing issues in Canvas. When I use Canvas, it creates holes in the model that aren't there and the colors eventually bleed .

Mosaic shouldn't have any problems printing this test with your flagship slicer, Canvas and a properly tuned Palette 3 Pro. Then you can show us what the proper settings should be. Not printer settings, rather Canvas' settings. I imported my Simplify3D profiles into Canvas and adjusted accordingly but Canvas does things to the model that it shouldn't. Due to lack of firmware features and issues with Canvas I am not able to use my P3P reliably so therefore it is shelved.

Can you please have your team print this in 8 colors and post the results so we can better understand how to work in this constrained ecosystem?



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