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    new to 3D printing - settings for finer detail?

    I am new to 3D printing, bought an Ender 3 over a year ago, was never able to get it going properly, tons of issues with printing and the nozzle. Support was great but I just could not get it going so it ended up in the basement collecting dust. I saw a cheap ET4 printer on eBay, setup was minimal, auto levelling, it looked like I could get up and printing much easier then building from scratch the Ender 3. I was correct! I have done a few small prints, the demos that came with the printer, a sun shade for my motorcycle nav. I was going to print a bigger build, had some issues with the filament (PLA) and it stopped midway through the print. When looking at what had printed it is not very good. I was trying to print this: Minas Tirith by clavenmoo - Thingiverse

    I am using Cura, latest version from their website. What settings should I be looking at for quality and detail? I am not expecting razor sharp but the best I can do with what I have.

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    The dynamic quality configuration for Cura works good.
    The default hotend temp is usually low. Try 220 first layer and 215 for the rest of the print. 60 bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk Rian View Post
    The dynamic quality configuration for Cura works good.
    The default hotend temp is usually low. Try 220 first layer and 215 for the rest of the print. 60 bed.
    Thanks, I will take a look for the dynamic quality configuration.

    I don't think I remember seeing options for first layer temp and the rest a different temp. The bed has been at 60 for everything I have done so far.


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