Introducing CMYK + W Resin

Posted by Sam Hobish on Dec 14, 2015 1:13:00 PM

CMYK + W resins for the Ember 3D Printer are now available, giving you the ability to mix and match resins to customize your color palette. 


 Mixing is an intuitive and easy process, but for acheiving repeatable results, take a look at John's Instructable.  Also, be sure to check out the announcement video below and continue reading for some of John's "pro tips" on mixing colors.


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Pro Tips 


Whenever we are mixing and formulating materials at the Pier, we always calculate the mass of the formulation we’re going to make before we make it. You want to have an idea of the mass and the materials needed before you put on your PPE and start mixing. It’s not very much fun to realize that you need 30 grams of PR57-C when you only have 20 grams left. Laying all of the materials out and in easy reach makes the entire process much faster and easier.

Opaque Containers:

These are a must. We have found that sitting in indirect sunlight, resin that is a in a clear vessel can cure completely in relatively little time. Frustration is inevitable if you ruin a batch of your hard-earned resin formulation with a little sunshine.

Mixing in PR57-W or PR57-K:

When adding a shade to a resin (e.g. adding PR57-W to PR57-C), you want to make sure the formulation is at least roughly mixed before you decide to add more material. If the material is not mixed well it may look like not enough of material was added, but when the entire mixture is more thoroughly mixed it may actually provide the color desired. It’s very easy to add material to a mixture, but you can’t take it out once it’s in there.

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