I’m trying to double-check my work on the bed leveling and Z-axis nozzle height as I’m getting more variation in print quality than I’d like.
I followed the instructions in the manual using the “piece of paper test” on all four corners and the middle of the bed, verifying that the paper is held firm under the nozzle, but doesn’t tear when pulled. However the manual doesn’t indicate whether you are supposed to leave it like that and start printing, or if you have to then (once level using the paper test) start raising the Z-axis using the stop screw to get proper extrusion lines.
If I just leave it “as is” after the paper test, nothing extrudes, which I’m assuming is because the nozzle is too close to the bed. So basically I have to run a ton of calibration print tests, slowly moving the Z-stop screw until I get correct looking extrusion lines. Is this the correct way to do this? The manual seems to skip over this step as when I read it, it seems that once you do the paper test, you’re good to print. Just want to verify how this should be done.
It also seems like a pain to do the paper test and then a bunch of calibration prints and z-stop screw fiddling to get correct layer extrusion height if this is indeed the way this is to be done. But I might be approaching this the wrong way (I hope so).