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thehawk27 Nov 2018 2:21 a.m. PST

Would it be possible to print 40mm figures in color on the Da Vinci? It's been out for a while but there doesn't seem to be much info about how good it is or isn't.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

Here's a youtube video made by somebody who likes it but ran into problems.

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I have no direct knowledge, however.


UshCha29 Nov 2018 2:54 a.m. PST

Thanks very interesting. Maybee colour is not as far away as I thought.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

That guy likes to talk. I muted it, as it appeared to be mostly one long complaint about a faulty printer model. The next video went into more detail on the results of "full color printing," again with lots of talking (so muted while I did other things), until he finally shows the results…yuck. From what I saw, it appears the results are mostly translucent, with a lot of bleed-over at color boundaries. I see that this is probably the result of mixing ink into the translucent/transparent plastic as it builds, which is simply never going to produce a solid, opaque color on the surface. What is needed is a way of building the structure and then applying an opaque color to the final surface of each element, with perhaps an option to create a translucent/transparent coloration in specific areas (to produce window/lens/glasses etc.). If that technology ever does come, that will be the game changer.

UshCha30 Nov 2018 11:33 a.m. PST

To be honest in part 3 it showed tolerable results. Not yet up to a manual paint job but not bad. Clearly the issue was a software problem which appears to have been fixed.

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