Problems with Printing in PETG

I’m having stringy problems when I move from printing one star to another star in the attached pictures, I have retraction ON as you can see from the spreadsheet. I would really appreciate some help.
I have attach pictures and spreadsheets of what my setting are.
I am using a Lulzbot TAZ 5
Cura 3.6.20
Matterhatter PETG filament (white)

Upload of picturesIMG_2625 IMG_2627

Cura PetG profile for the TAZ 5 11-30-20.ods file on the downstairs computer
Layer Height .18 mm
Intial Layer Height .28 mm
Line Width .40 mm
Wall Line Width .40 mm
Outer Walls Line Width .40 mm
Inner Walls line Width .40 mm
Top/Bottom Line Width .40 mm
Infill Line Width .40 mm
Skirt/Brim Width .40 mm
Wall Thickness .80 mm
Wall Line Count 2
Outer Wall Wipe Distance .10 mm
Top/Bottom Thickness .72 mm
Top Thickness .72 mm
Top Layer 4
Bottom Tickness .82 mm
Bottom Layer 5
Top/Bottom Pattern Lines
Bottom Pattern Intial Layers Lines
Top/Bottom Line Direction
Outer Wall Inset .00 mm
Outer Before Inner Walls blank
Alternate Extra Wall blank
Compensate Wall Overlaps check
Compensate Outer Wall overlaps check
Compensate Inner Wall Overlpas check
Fill Gaps Between Walls Everywhere
Horizontal Expension 0 mm
Z Seam Alignment Sharpest Corner
Ignore Small Z gaps check
Extra Skin Wall Count 1
Infill Line Density 15 %
Infill Line Distance 8.00 mm
Infill Pattern Cubic Subdivis
Cubic Subdivisionm Shell .40 mm
Infill Overlap Percentage 13 %
Infill Overlap 0.052 mm
Skin Overlap percentage 7 %
Skin Overlap 0.028 mm
Infill Wipe Distance .25 mm
Infill Layer Thickness .18 mm
Infill before Walls blank
Minimum Infill Area 0 mm
Skin Expand Distance 0.80 mm
Maximum Skin Angle for Expansion 90 mm
Minimum Skin Width for Expansion 0 mm
Default Printing Temp 240 C
Printing Temp 240 C
Soften Temp 170 C
Print Temp Initial Layer 240 C
Initial Printing Temp 240 C
Final Print Temp 240 C
Build Plate Temp 85 C
Part Removal Temp 50 C
Keep Heating check
Build Plate Temp Initial Layer 85 C
Diameter 2.85 mm
Flow 100 %
Initial Layer Flow Rate 100 %
Enable Retraction check
Retract at Layer Change blank
Retraction Distance 4 mm
Retaction speed 20 mm/s
Retraction Retract Speed 20 mm/s
Retraction Prime Speed 20 mm/s
Retraction Extra Prime Amount 0 mm
Retraction Minimum Travel 0.30 mm
Minimum Retract Count 90
Minimum Extrusion Distance Window 1 mm
Nozzle Switch Retraction Distance 16 mm
Nozzle Switch Retraction Speed 20 mm/s
Nozzle Switch Retract Speed 20 mm/s
Nozzle Switch Prime Speed 20 mm/s
Print Speed 60 mm/s
Infill Speed 30 mm/s
Wall Speed 30 mm/s
Outer Wall Speed 20 mm/s
Inter Wall Speed 25 mm/s
Top/Bottom Speed 25 mm/s
Support Speed 60 mm/s
Support Infill Speed 60 mm/s
Support Interface Speed 26.6667 mm/s
Support Floor Speed 26.6667 mm/s
Travel Speed 150 mm/s
Initial Layer Speed 10 mm/s
Initial Layer Print Speed 10 mm/s
Initial Layer Travel Speed 20 mm/s
Skirt/Brim Speed 10 mm/s
Maximum Z 0 mm/s
Number of Slow Layers 2
Equilize Filament Flow blank
Enable Acceleration Control blank
Enable Jerk Control blank
Combine Mode all
Retract before outer wall blank
Avoid Printed Parts when Traveling check
Travel Avoid distance 0.625 mm
Layer start X 0.00 mm
Layer Start Y 0.00 mm
Z Hop when Retract blank
Enable Print Cooling check
Fan Speed 100 %
Regular Fan Speed 40 %
Maximum Fan Speed 100 %
Regular/Maximum Fan Speed Threshold 15 sec
Initial Fan Speed 0 %
Regular Fan Speed at Height .38 mm
Regular Fan Speed at Layer 2
Minimum Layer Time 10 sec
Minimum Speed 5 mm/s
Lift Head blank

Hi there,
I’m no expert however I have had good results printing with PETG. I assume your filament is dry, right?
Looking at the pictures, it appears that your Z-offset is too high. I see spaces around the perimeters at the starts and the stringing between stars may be caused because of lack of adhesion.

If it were me, I might try a test print with a thicker layer height like .25mm or .30mm and do a live Z adjustment while printing the first layer. You using a 0.4mm nozzle?
Good luck.

Thanks for your response.

The filament is dry, I keep it in a special container that keeps the humidity out.

I am using a .4mm nozzle

I will try out what you suggest and let you know the results

Are you printing with a TAZ 5

I have a TAZ6. It is my first printer and bought it 2 years ago which means I have 2 years experience in 3D printing.
PETG does tend to string somewhat. I’ve printed at 240°c and also have printed at 235°c with good luck. FWIW, here’s my first post on this forum where interestingly enough I reached out to the community with my PETG first layer issue.

PETG is a PITA when it comes to stringing. For me it helped to increase retract untill the stringing was near non-existent. I could never make it disappear though.