New filaments New Ideas

3D printers and filaments are both obvious drivers in the 3D printing market.  Filament manufacturers are developing unique filaments for the ever expanding range of 3D desktop printers.

At 3D Filaprint we have seen a significant increase over the past 10 months in the commercial take up of 3D desktop printing.  Many businesses are seeing a use for 3D printing in their workplace, whether it is for a new concept/project, or to improve current workflows.

Manufacturers such as 3DXTECH, Proto-pasta, fiberlogy, Fillamentum, PolyMaker, taulman 3D have created and are creating new filaments that are fuelling that drive, for the mainstream business market.

Then there is Kai Parthy!  A German chemical engineer who has been at the forefront of speciality 3D filament creation for several years.  Though as yet still remains somewhat unheard of in the mainstream filament market.

3D FilaPrint has always enjoyed the specialist and unique materials that have come out of the great mind of Kai Parthy.  None more so than his new filament “Growlay”.

We ran a couple of prints using the Baby Groot model and as it was a brand new speciality filament and we were in a rush to grow something in time for a local tech presentation we had coming up, we didn’t really mind that we had a couple of failed prints, in fact the failed prints helped with the project immensely as the unfinished prints gave a wonderful base for the mustard seeds to grow on.

At first set up a mock incubator to speed up the process but found after just two days, a sort of mould started to grow, so we removed the prints and let it grow within our unit for the next few days.

We will be adding the new Growlay filament to the list of many unique and amazing Kai Parthy filaments already available on our store.  Click the  image below.


For more information on the properties of the Growlay 3D printing filament goto for a full review by 3D Printing Industry.

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2018

Merry Christmas to all our valued customers and suppliers.

We have had a fantastic year supporting you and your projects with our amazing range of filaments this year and 2018 looks even more exciting.

Enjoy your festivities and have a peaceful and happy 2018.

From all of us at 3D Filaprint

Thank you!

Aldi 3D Printer




3D Printer ……

It’s amazing what you can add to your shopping list and get all in one shop these days!

The latest Special Buy from Aldi is a completely affordable 3D Printer.  Ideal for bringing 3D printing into main stream crafting, cosplay and modelling. We’ve taken a look at it’s capabilities and we are very impressed for a printer in this price category.

The steel framed, touch screen Balco 3D printer prints directly from SD cards, supports a variety of filaments, and has a large build area to print  toys, figures, cosplay , decorations, crafts, and more. You can even print prototypes of all the brilliant inventions you think up.

What makes it even better is that all our Filaments work with it!

It even comes with a 1 year warranty and easy returns policy should you not be happy with it.   We highly doubt that!

Here are some more product details and information.

If you’ve still got that special someone to buy for then head to Aldi and pop a 3D Printer in your trolley along with the Christmas Crackers!!#

Need help and advice? Give us a call – 01702 611027.




James Bruton and Hotwheels at Hamleys!

Our friend James has been busy. Well, he’s always busy. This time he has been closing off Regent Street in London to parade the Hotwheels GIANT Drone Racerz Car #3, for Bladez Toyz!

It’s BIG!!!!

He may be stopping the traffic, but there’s no stopping him!

Cool Uncle!

We loved playing with Lego. We still do. It’s one of the best loved kids (and adult) toys.

What if you had an uncle who built Lego with you? That would be something special. But, what if you had an uncle who made GIANT Lego toys? Toys you could really use!

Matt Denton’s nephew is one lucky boy.

Take a look at him helping Matt to build a giant Lego forklift truck.


Last Minute Presents

We’re sure you are organised and have all your presents wrapped with good wishes for those happy recipients on Christmas morning.

Just in case you forgot someone we have the perfect, last minute gift for budding creatives. There are over 30 lucky people who already have this amazing gift, wrapped and ready under their tree. We’re sure that you will wow friends and family with your thoughtfulness when they unwrap such a perfect present.

Our 3D Filaprint, 2017 Christmas Speciality Gift Box is now available at an unbeatable price.  We even lovingly gift wrap it ready for you to take all the praise.

Order yours today.

Christmas Gift Ideas

3D Printers are evolving rapidly. We thought that this would be an excellent time of year to let you know about the 3D printers available as a possible affordable Christmas present for those exploring the 3D Printing world. All of these printers take can use our Filaments. Check out our Filament Store Overview Guide here.

Also, why not get your hands on our Special Secret Santa Christmas sample pack. A fantastic addition to any 3D Printer gift! We’ll even gift wrap it for you and send it directly to your special someone.

Our Recommendations for the Perfect Christmas Gift

The Anet A8-B 3D Printer

  • 2004 LCD screen, English interface, 5 keys for easy operation, support SD card and off-line printing.
  • Customized MK8 nozzle with sophisticated technology to produce smooth filaments fluently.
  • Updated sophisticated V2.0 version mainboard, supporting multi-function, higher accuracy. Superior power supply system for safely using, 240W, 110V/220V.
  • Heated hotbed and nozzle with wide range temperature adjustments allow the printer to be compatible with many 3D filament types, such as ABS, PLA, HIP, PP and Nylon etc.
  • Wide application for printing architectural and manufacture model design, teaching and medical equipment, and other technological devices, as well as 3D toys for children, great for stimulating users’ creativity and inspiration.

CoLiDo D1315 Assembled Delta 3D Printer Kossel Kit

  • Application Area : scientific research, 3d printer DIY, teaching, archaeology.
  • Used Filament : PLA filament 1.75mm
  • Ultra-quiet operation design, suitable for quiet working environment.
  • CoLiDo D1315 Printer conductive to higher precision and quality prints.
  • Upgraded to European Standard aluminum profile ensure stable prints.
  • Print resolution: +/-0.1mm, It will be tested for 10 hours before shipment.
  • Fast Self-assembly: It just needs to Install the Z-plane kit on the XY plane about 10 minutes,
  • Portable/ Simple and convenient.
  • Product forming size: 300*300*400 mm (11.8″ x 11.8″ x 15.8″)
  • Metal plate: Solid and durable/ Low resonance.
  • high-quality nozzle: Avoid scalding injury/ scratches/Electric shock.
Who is the STARTT printer for?

  • Anyone looking for an inexpensive way to start 3D printing.
  • Technology enthusiasts who love to see how things work.
  • Parents who are looking for a great activity for bonding with their children.
  • Students interested in the freedom to design and create at home.

Why is the STARTT right for you?

  • Affordably priced compared to other printers.
  • Good printing quality, especially for the price.
  • Comes with an easy to follow instructional guide with online video tutorials.
  • A fully supported 3 month warranty on manufactured parts.

Key Features

  • Easy to assemble. The more technical components are already put together.
  • Changeable nozzles of 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5mm let you choose your resolution.
  • Nozzle temperature ranges between 170°C to 275°C.
  • All tools you need are in the box.
  • Assembly will only take around 5 hours to complete.
  • Compatible with any open source slicer including Simplify 3D and Cura.
  • Comes with 10 free 3D printable designs complements of MyMiniFactory.

That’s quite a selection. We have tested all of these models at our showroom. If you need anymore information we are always pleased to offer our friendly advice.

Don’t Forget the Secret Santa, Lovingly Wrapped Gift Set.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the team at 3D Filaprint.

Update on James and the Giant Me

Last month we blogged about James Bruton’s attempt at the Guiness World Record for the tallest 3D Sculpture of a human.

Sponsoring James alongside Lulzbot, 3D Filaprint were onsite at Winchester Discovery Centre with a front row seat to the event.

Take a look at the video below of James’ Guiness World Record attempt.

It amazing to see what James achieved using his Lulzbot 6 printers and we are keeping our fingers crossed that he will soon be a Guinness World Record holder.

Last Posting Days and our Christmas Shutdown Dates

We know that Halloween and Bonfire Night were only a few days ago, however there is no escaping the fact that we only have a few more weeks until the excitement of Christmas is upon us.

We want to ensure that you get all your 3D Filament orders before the last posting day and our Christmas shut-down, so here is all the information you need.

3D FilaPrint Christmas 2017 Postal Deliveries:

Single spools, sample only orders and international orders are listed here – 2017 Christmas posting dates are;

We are open for taking online orders all through the Christmas and New Year period.

Our final working day for dispatching deliveries before Christmas is Friday 22nd December 2017, however if you book orders for posting within the UK on this day our regular next day delivery service (2 + spools) will not reach you until Wednesday 27th December 2017.

Please note, in order to ensure you receive your orders (2 spools or more) before the Christmas break please order before Wednesday 2oth December 2017, (the extra day is because of this uniquely busy period).

Our office/unit opening hours over the Christmas and New Year 2017 holiday period are:

Friday 22nd December 2017 – Open
Saturday 23rd December 2017 – Closed
Sunday 24th December 2017 – Closed
Monday 25th December 2017 – Closed
Tuesday 26th December 2017 – Closed
Wednesday 27th December 2017 – Open
Thursday 28th December 2017 – Open
Friday 29th December 2017 – Open
Saturday 30th December 2017 – Closed
Sunday 31st December 2017 – Closed
Monday 1st January 2018 – Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 – Open
Wednesday 3rd January 2018 – Open
Thursday 4th January 2018 – Open
Friday 5th January 2018 – Open

Buy Now Pay Later with Klarna

3D Filaprint are pleased to be able to offer all their customers a simple, easy way to buy filaments before payday 🙂  No more waiting until the month is up before you can get your hands on that last bit of filament you need for a project. With our buy now pay later scheme you can get the job finished faster.

Klarna is one of Europe´s fastest growing companies and a leading alternative payment provider. Klarna’s vision is to simplify the buying experience with a simple checkout solution. With Klarna Checkout, customers only need to provide top-of-mind information to complete a purchase.

At the core of Klarna’s services is the concept of payment after delivery, which lets you buy before you pay.

You can find out more on our Klarna page but we have details all of the information below.

Check out this short video for an explanation of this service

This simplicity means a better shopping experience for you. It is really easy to do your shopping on a mobile device and you don’t have to think about taking out your card on the train or the bus.

Klarna was founded in 2005 with the vision to simplify the buying experience. In 2014 they joined forces with SOFORT and formed Klarna Group, the leading European alternative payment provider. They have about 1,200 employees in 18 markets. They serve over 35 million consumers and work with over 50,000 online merchants.

Frequently asked questions.

Who are Klarna?

Klarna are a Swedish payment service provider who take end-to-end responsibility for your payment. They support over 35 million consumers worldwide on over 50,000 websites.

I have been asked to go to Klarna’s website. Is this correct?

If you have chosen to pay after delivery (14 days grace), Klarna will send you an email with further details on how to pay. Your email will contain a link to Klarna’s payment site where you can settle your payment to Klarna with your card or with a bank transfer.

If Klarna gives me the option to pay after delivery within 14 days, does a credit search take place against me?

Neither Klarna nor 3D FilaPrint run credit searches against you that could impact your credit rating. Klarna may run so called unrecorded enquiries that do not affect credit scoring.

Other questions you might want answered.

How is my statement sent?

If you chose to pay after delivery, Klarna will send you an email with instructions on how to make the payment and a link to the payment page. Simply enter your statement number into the payment page and follow the instructions. If you do not have your statement number to hand, you can contact Klarna Customer Service here.

How does Klarna Pay After Delivery work?

After 3D FilaPrint has acknowledged your order, you will receive an email from Klarna with payment instructions telling you when and how you will need to pay.

What do I need to provide when I make a purchase?

If you want to make a purchase with Klarna you need to provide your mobile phone number and your e-mail address. The mobile number is required in case we need to reach you. All statements will be sent to your email address. It’s very important, that you give us the correct details, as otherwise you will not receive the payment information and so be liable for delayed payment fees.

What are my payment options with Klarna?

You can pay with debit or credit card (Visa/Mastercard) immediately in the checkout or take advantage of our Pay After Delivery payment option, where you can pay for the goods once you have received them via debit card or bank transfer.

How does the Klarna payment page work?

If you want to pay your statement, go to our payment page and sign in with your statement number and the email address you entered upon ordering. If you do not have your statement number to hand, you can contact Klarna Customer Service here.

I haven’t received an email with my statement/payment information.

Please contact Klarna Customer Service here. They will be able to provide you with the payment details.

Can I postpone my due date?

You can contact Klarna Customer Service to see if it is possible to postpone the due date on your payment. You can contact Klarna Customer Service here.

Can I pay before the due date?

You can pay for your order at any point after you receive the email from Klarna with the details of your payment on. Just follow the instructions on this email to pay for your order.

Can my order be delivered to an address other than my billing address?

Yes. When selecting Klarna as a payment method, you can choose to deliver the goods to an address other than your billing address. At the checkout, you will be given the option to enter a separate delivery address.

Have you received my payment?

Once Klarna has received your payment, Klarna will send you a payment confirmation to the email address that you used for your order. If you have made a payment but not received the payment confirmation, please get in contact with Klarna Customer Service with a proof of payment. You can contact Klarna Customer Service here.

What should I do if I want to cancel my order?

If you would like to return goods or cancel your order, call 3D FilaPrint on  01772 611027. You can also contact Klarna Customer Service here, who will provide further help if needed.

I have cancelled my order. How long will it take until I receive my refund?

As soon as 3D FilaPrint have registered your cancellation or your return, the repayment will be processed within next 14 days.

What happens to my invoice, when I’ve returned the goods?

Once 3D FilaPrint have received the return (partial or full) and you have received our confirmation of this, an updated statement will be sent to you if you’ve made a partial return. With a full return, your statement will be closed.

I’ve received an invoice, but I’ve not yet received my goods

You should of course not pay your statement until you’ve received your goods. In this case, we would ask that you contact 3D FilaPrint and get an update on your order. You should also contact Klarna Customer Service so that they can postpone the due date on your payment.

How will I be refunded?

If you have paid for your order with card, the refund will be made back to the same card. If you paid using bank transfer, you will need to provide us your IBAN number in order for us to make the repayment.

Do you have any more questions regarding your payment?

Visit Klarna’s website or call Klarna’s Customer Service.

0808 189 3333 or 0203 005 0833

Monday – Friday 9.00 AM – 9.00 PM

Saturday – Sunday 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM