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My Favorite 3D Printing Filament is 20% Off at Matterhackers Right Now

PLA filament is normally quite average. Matterhackers Quantum takes it to a new level.

James Bricknell Senior Editor
James has been writing about technology for years but has loved it since the early 90s. While his main areas of expertise are maker tools -- 3D printers, vinyl cutters, paper printers, and laser cutters -- he also loves to play board games and tabletop RPGs.
Expertise 3D printers, maker tools such as Cricut style vinyl cutters and laser cutters, and traditional paper printers Credentials
  • 6 years working professionally in the 3D printing space / 4 years testing consumer electronics for large websites.
James Bricknell
Fotis Mint's Joker model in purple and green material
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The color choices for PLA 3D printing plastic have always been plentiful. If there's a shade that you like to print with, there's likely a PLA roll for you. Innovation in this space has been slow for a while, however, until the creation of Quantum PLA by Matterhackers. If you want to take your 3D printing to the next level, this filament is a must-have.

Right now, Matterhackers has Quantum PLA on sale with a 20% discount, so each roll is under $30 right now. If you're looking to make some beautiful models that aren't being painted then I suggest picking up a few of the different rolls. My favorite is the green/purple, but there are a lot of different ones to choose from.

Unlike most PLA that only has one color in the strand, Quantum is a dual blend that has two colors split evenly down the middle. This gives a really nice transition effect that you can see on the Joker model from Fotis Mint above. It takes a little bit of work to make sure your model is oriented correctly, but once you get the hang of it, Quantum can produce fantastic results.

Be sure to check out our best 3D printer deals if you happen to be looking to upgrade your machine as well.