I purchased a Monoprice Maker a Architect and four spools of PLA filament for Christmas. So far, I have used the glow-in-the-dark spool, plus the white spool that ships with the printer. The print quality from both is excellent, and, yes, the glow-in-the-dark filament does actually glow in the dark! I am very pleased with the quality of the final product when the printing is done.
But there is a significant flaw: the haphazard manner in which the filament is wound onto the spool at the factory has resulted in filament getting bound up during printing, as the strand that is feeding to the printer becomes caught underneath another strand of filament that is still looped on the reel. This has ruined my print jobs twice: once with the white filament and now with the glowing green filament, wrecking a job that had been printing for over 12 hours and was 95% complete. If the filament were neatly wound around the reel so that there were no crossovers, I think the problem would not exist. Unfortunately, the only workaround I have found is babying the spool by checking it for crossovers every fifteen minutes or so, and undoing them before they bind up the line feeding to the printer. I'm actually considering unwinding the entire spool of filament and rewinding it in a neat, continuous run. But should I really have to do any of this?
PROS: The filament quality is very good, producing excellent printed objects.
CONS: Filament crossovers are an unnecessary pain, ruining print jobs, and should be corrected at the factory.
This filament glows well and prints like a charm only downside is the added nozzle wear from the highly abrasive particles in the filament. I would highly recommend getting a hardened or treated nozzle for this stuff. Other than that I had great results printing this at 210 with a bed temp of 80 and the finished prints glow well after being exposed to light for a bit.
PROS: Affordable Consistent diameter Glows brightly No popping or clogging
CONS: Can wear out your nozzle quite quickly but is easily remedied with a hardened nozzle
I bought this as my first filament to print on the MS v2 purchased at the same time...boy I should've read the reviews and did some research ahead of time...I just clicked since it looked cool lol. It prints well if you get just the right temp for your printer...it is very picky on the temp for the print head and bed since it wants to lift off if too cool. I've found that almost everything needs a foundation (raft/brim..etc) due to the last comment. With that said, the prints come out pretty darn nice once you get it dialed in correctly. I made some little figurines that glow in the dark, and some other functional print outs, and they all were very nice. I never had issues with filament crossover and I'm halfway through my spool but guess it happens. I've had this for a few months and don't store it properly so I'm guessing I'll pay for that soon lol....we'll see
I've gone through just about a whole spool of this stuff since April (it now being October). Prints reliably, glow is impressive, price is good! If you're looking to get into plastics with colour altering additives, this is a really good entry point.
Probably going to order another spool once my first one is done.
Premium 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75MM 1kg/spool, Glow In The Dark Green
I really liked the Glow In The Dark filament by Monoprice. I used this filament for several models of mine, and the results were very impressive. I recommend Glow In The Dark filament by Monoprice. It truly does glow in the dark.
Prints with this filament glow very bright when charged and the glow SLOWLY fades off. The residual glow lasts for hours, though dimmer, but still glowing. I am on my second spool of this stuff. Love it!