Printing from SD card?


I’m a new taz 5 owner, and I’m just wondering if there are any downsides to printing from SD vs using software to actively drive the printer over USB. What should I be aware of?


I used to print from my computer via USB but the problem is if you have a computer glitch good bye print. SD is a much better way to go for anything over say an hour or so.

I always print via the USB link. Never a problem with it.

I’ve got my PC and the printer on a smallish UPS, so short power dropouts aren’t a problem.

I’m running Win 7 Pro, 64-bit, and it’s not a particularly fast PC.

I normally surf the web, play videos, etc. on my PC while the printer’s printing, and I haven’t ever seen a problem caused by that. I’m surprised that’s so, but that’s my experience.

I find less chance of something interrupting the print when printing from SC. On the other hand, I have not found a way of raising the nozzle and extruding fiber through the LCD. For this, I still like to use the USB. I do a combo, I setup the print and prime the nozzle via usb, then print via SD.