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Splicing glitches - colors swapped

I’ve been commissioned for a very large multicolor print. This is the third one I’m doing and I’ve been struggling with splicing glitches. I’ve wasted hundreds of dollars in filament and weeks trying to complete them successfully. On some layers it’s almost as if it gets confused and splices the wrong color.

I do not think that this is a printing speed issue as I have octoprint set to reduce speed to 20% during splicing.

Please help

I am using the max transition of 220mm and the latest pongs were 98.4%. Pings were: Ping 185 98.47%

Ping 186 100.37%

Ping 187 97.84%

Ping 188 98.21%

Ping 189 98.21%

Ping 190 99.84%

Ping 191 98.11%

Ping 192 98.11%

Ping 193 99.72%

Ping 194 97.24%

Ping 195 97.24%

Ping 196 97.24%

Ping 197 97.24%

Ping 198 97.24%

Ping 199 97.24%

Ping 200 97.24%

Ping 201 97.24%

Ping 202 97.24%

Ping 203 97.24%

Ping 204 100.96%

Ping 205 100.96%

Ping 206 100.96%

Ping 207 100.11%

Ping 208 100.29%

Ping 209 99.97%

Ping 210 99.97%

Ping 211 99.97%

Ping 212 99.97%

Ping 213 99.97%

Ping 214 99.97%

Ping 215 98.63%

Ping 216 98.72%

Ping 217 99.67%

Ping 218 100.33%

Ping 219 98.4%

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Hi @scottypres, I’m terribly sorry to hear about the filament waste trying to get this print done. I understand the print failures are a pain, but I appreciate you took the time to share what you have tried so far.

  • When you see a ping jump more than 3% from one to the next, there’s the possibility that it will line up with a calibration issue on the print itself. By the time Palette tries to adjust the splice length for that discrepancy in extrusion, it may arrive too late on the part causing the color inconsistencies.
  • Building on the previous point, aside from speed it could also be due to a bad splice or piece of filament which is getting caught somewhere along the filament path. For example if there is a large splice, this large splice can take longer to pass through the extruder, causing less extrusion than expected. If you observe any large splices they are likely >1.78mm in diameter, it’s suggested to try splice tuning to get a splice closer to +/- 0.1 of 1.75mm.
  • Another thing you can try is increasing the transition length, the maximum should actually be 330mm. If you are unable to enter this transition length please let me know, as it should be possible to enter up to 330mm for the transition length.

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