Recently bought the new lulzbot mini (think v1.04). Assume I am a beginner to the 3d printing world, although I have read a fair bit rather than just the manuals.
It came with the green filament, which I believe is polylite and I had initially bought esun pla (dirt cheap because of clearance), but obviously, I quickly realised that it was not as good as the pla that came with the printer. I used the same profile settings as polylite pla but reduced the flow to 90% (I remember seeing a post on here where someone else did the same). Prints were okay but sometimes a little inconsistent i.e. the first layer wouldn’t fully print and sometimes the pla would ooze out of the nozzle while it is in the corner heating up (does this near enough 190deg just before the printer moves to print). Enough to cause a build-up of filament so that it touches and sticks to the nozzle (doesn’t pigtail until the filament touches the table/surface and the filament oozing out gets pushed).
Is it worth buying more esun pla (clearance ones), if so how do I go about ensuring that I get decent prints each and everytime? Not looking for top-notch accuracy, but more consistency so that I don’t have to keep guessing and adjusting tolerances on fittings etc.
Any beginner tips would be appreciated.