After multiple prints, you may notice that small pieces of the blue Print Surface have begun to tatter and come off on your printed object. This indicates that it’s time to replace your Print Surface. Your print surface can be replaced using cut to size blue squares from our store, or by using 1-2 inch wide blue painter’s tape.
For general use the Type A Machines pre-cut blue squares work well. They provide a medium-high amount of adhesion and are available in the Type A Machines web store. For more delicate prints and easier removal, 3M 2093-EL tape provides a low-medium amount of adhesion.
To prepare the Build Plate with pre-cut blue squares, carefully peel one edge of the square and fold it down about an inch from the edge of the square. Align the exposed edge to the recessed print area guide on the Build Plate and use a credit card or small squeegee to adhere it while squeezing out any bubbles. Grasp the backing paper that was folded back, and pull it toward you. Expose the adhesive back of the blue square gradually while using a credit card or squeegee to express any bubbles or voids. Your Print Surface is now prepared.
To prepare the Build Plate with blue tape, peel a length of tape about eleven inches long, align it with the recessed guide at the bottom of the Build Plate and adhere it so that a small edge extends over the outside of the guide to the left and right. Peel a second portion of tape eleven inches long, and abut the edge to the edge already placed on the Build Plate. For a clean first extrusion layer, do not overlap the tape. Repeat this process until the entire recessed square guide area is covered with tape. Use a razor or breakaway knife by running it down the recessed guide to trim away any excess tape. Your tape Print Surface should now be solidly adhered to the Build Plate without any bubbles or voids. Your print surface is now prepared.