- Slide off the external straps and lift off the top half of the cardboard box.
- Remove the accessories box and the top foam padding. Open the plastic protection bag and roll it down.
- With the help of another person, lift the machine and put it in place. Don't attempt to lift the printer on your own as it is heavy (approximately 25,2 kg or 53,8 lbs). It could slip out of your hands and cause damage or injury.
- Remove the protective film, open the printer door, and remove red labels and all six (6) shaft sleeves on axes that immobilize the print gantry during shipping.
- Pull out the cardboard piece under the platform. Then lift the toolkit and slide it out and finally remove the bottom cardboard.
- Verify the print head is free to move, and the build chamber is clear of objects.
|Do NOT move the gantry nor the platform manually as this may cause damage to the printer's electronic components.|
- Connect the power cables from the air filter blower to the connector on the printer.
- Affix the air filter blower cover over the air filter blower using the two screws prepositioned in place.
- WARNING: Be careful not to pinch or accidentally cut the blower power cables when affixing its cover.
- Affix the two spool holder brackets using the screws prepositioned on the back of the printer.
- Plug the power cord into a power outlet and flip the power switch on the back of the unit to turn on the 3D printer. Note that the platform will lower fully and the print head will move.
- Place the glass build surface over the heated plate using the magnets. The glass is correctly positioned when it does not slide in any direction.
The KODAK Portrait features 2 different genuine E3D hotends, each meant for a specific range of materials. Please follow the material guidelines to ensure the correct functioning of the printer.
All profiles listed herein, except for PVA / PLA-T, assume that the models do not require supports. If needed, simply activate the option "supports" in the profile, the parameters are already configured in advance.
DO NOT use the default Cura profiles listed in our desktop slicer profile list:
|ABS ext1 - 100µm HR||A profile for ABS to produce the best detail and quality. The profile assumes that the piece is small and with delicate details, for larger pieces and with not so many details, it is possible to obtain a faster impression by increasing the values of printing speed of the perimeters and the filling.|
|ABS ext1 - 200µm STD||Profile for ABS material, with an intermediate quality of details and speed. By default, it does not have supports, if they are needed, simply activate the option "support" and the parameters will be configured.|
|ABS Ext1 - 300µm LR||Profile for ABS material (use the extruder on the right, ext1). ABS: strong material, resistant to weathering, easy to post-process. This profile is of fast impression, low resolution, good quality. It is possible to increase the speed of the perimeters and fill a little more to get a faster impression, but at the cost of a little quality.|
|Flex98 ext2 - 100µm HR||Profile intended to use Flex98 material, at a very good resolution. Keep in mind that by its nature, flexible materials are not intended to produce pieces of great detail but must be used for practical parts. The previous loading recommendations also apply to this profile.|
|Flex98 ext2 - 200µm STD||Profile intended for Flex98 material. It is of medium resolution. The speed in the case of flexible materials is the same in all qualities and it is not recommended to change the preconfigured ones in the profile. Detail to take into account: the manual loading of the flex filament is recommended until extrusion is seen.|
|Flex98 ext2 - 300µm LR||For quick prints with no need for high detail level using Flex 98.|
|HIPS ext1 - 130µm HR||A profile that uses the HIPS material as the primary impression material (the other use of HIPS is as a soluble support material for ABS, for example in which case it is used in the extruder 2). Hips is a tough and strong material, soluble in limonene. It has as its attractive characteristic very nice pastel colors but also generates pieces that are resistant to strong impacts and resists physical stress.|
|HIPS ext1 - 200µm STD||
Standard profile for HIPS.
|HIPS ext1 - 300µm LR||Quick profile for printing HIPS when high detail level is not required.|
|HIPS ext2_ABS ext1 - 120µm HR||This profile uses ABS as the main impression material and HIPS as soluble support material (means that after the piece is printed, it can be immersed in a limonene solution and the HIPS will be dissolved). This profile is for pieces that require a high level of detail.|
|Nylon12 ext1 - 100µm HR||This Nylon12 printing profile provides a higher level of softness in the final details.|
|Nylon12 ext1 - 200µm STD||This profile uses the Nylon12 material in the extruder 1 (right). The nylon12 is a version of nylon resistant to moisture, maintaining the characteristics of the strength of nylon. The use of nylon is intended for the production of direct use and is not suitable for models with very delicate details due to the temperature of extrusion and the tendency of nylon to drip. This profile is of medium quality with good printing speed.|
|Nylon12 ext1 - 300µm LR||Low-resolution profile for Nylon12 for quick prints.|
|Nylon12 ext1 - SStrong 200µm||This profile uses Nylon12 as the main material but the configuration gives the piece a much greater resistance. If you need to create some piece in nylon, that needs to support big tensions and effort, this is the suitable profile. It consumes a lot more material than the other nylon profiles.|
|Nylon6 ext1 - 100µm HR||This version of the profile of nylon 6 grants greater softness in the finish of the final printed piece. It is important in all nylon6 profiles to ensure that the material is free of moisture.|
|Nylon6 ext1 - 200µm STD||The Nylon6 is an economical version of nylon, which preserves all the qualities of it but is susceptible to moisture. If the model to be printed will not be exposed to the weather, nylon6 is a good option. This profile gives a good level of detail with good printing speed.|
|Nylon6 ext1 - 300µm LR||Low-resolution profile for Nylon 6 for quick prints.|
|Pet-g ext1 - 200µm STD||The Petg combines the good qualities of PLA and ABS without the bad qualities. Easy to print, very good mechanical resistance and temperature, the PETG can also be used in contact with food. The recommended is not to use less than 200μm, although it is not impossible to do so. Attractive colors The PETG has a lot of dripping, so it is probably necessary to perform some post-processing after printing.|
|Pet-g ext1 - 300µm LR||Low-resolution profile for PETG for quick prints.|
|PLA-T ext1 - 100µm HR||Printing profile for PLA-t that provides the best detail finish.|
|PLA-T ext1 - 150µm HRF||This profile of PLA-T provides an excellent relationship between quality of details and speed of printing.|
|PLA-T ext1 - 150µm STD_white||Some colors change the characteristics of the filaments a little. This profile is configured to provide a good impression particularly with the white PLA-T filament and also provides a very good relationship between detail quality and printing speed.|
|PLA-T ext1 - 200µm STD||The PLA-tough is a version of the PLA of very good mechanical resistance, superior to other types of PLA. It is used in the extruder on the right (ext1) and this profile gives good levels in the details.|
|PLA-T ext1 - 300µm LR||This profile version for PLA-t gives good quality results but at a high printing speed.|
|PLA+ ext2 - 100µm HR||This profile for PLA + offers an excellent resolution of details on the printed page. The profile assumes that the piece is small and with very fine details, so the speed of printing is low. If you want to print a large object (larger than 10 cm in diameter and height) you can greatly improve the printing speed by increasing the speed parameters of the internal perimeters and the filling).|
|PLA+ ext2 - 150 µm HRF||A profile that uses PLA + as the primary impression material. This profile provides an excellent level of detail and speed of printing.|
|PLA+ ext2 - 200µm STD||Standard profile for printing PLA+.|
|PLA+ ext2 - 250µm STDF||This profile uses PLA + as the primary material to be used in the extruder 2 (extruder on the left). The PLA + offers very good surface finishes. This profile gives good details with good printing speed. The PLA + can then undergo the "forged" technique to improve its mechanical resistance and temperature.|
|PLA+ ext2 - 300µm LR||This profile for PLA (left extruder) gives a low level of detail, but good finishing and fast speed of final impression.|
|PLA+ ext2_PLA-T ext1 - 100µm HR||This 2-color print profile, like the previous one, uses PLA + (extruder 2 on the left and PLA-T on the extruder 1 on the right). It provides a lot of softness and level in the details.|
|PLA+ ext2_PLA-T ext1 - 150µm STD||2 color printing profile that yields a very good relationship between detail level and printing speed. Use PLA + on the left extruder (ext1) and PLA-T on the right extruder.|
|PLA+ ext2_PLA-T ext1 - 300µm LR||This profile uses PLA + in the extruder on the left and PLA-T in the extruder on the right. It is intended to produce pieces of 2 colors at a low resolution and good printing speed. The profile is generic and it is possible that certain parts require some adjustment of their parameters to produce the perfect results expected.|
|PVA ext2_PLA-T ext1 - 100µm HR||This profile will print PLA Tough in high resolution to get the best smoothness/detail while adding support from PVA.|
|PVA ext2_PLA-T ext1 - 120µm HRF||Certain models require supports in areas where it is impossible to remove them later. For these cases, soluble supports are used. PVA is one of them, it dissolves in water. The piece is then printed using PVA as a support material in the extruder on the left and PLA-T in the extruder on the right. Once the piece is finished, it is submerged in water for a few hours and the PVA dissolves, leaving behind the final piece.|
|Technical materials may require specific products in order to ensure proper adhesion to the printing surface. For a specific list on each material and adhesive please read the list at the bottom of this article|
The procedure of use:
- Make sure the heated bed is below 50°C.
- Shake the Dimafix pen well for a few seconds
- Apply it over the build surface using a zig-zag or grid pattern. Allow the build surface to dry for a few seconds before printing.
- Print. The adhesion property will be activated once the heated bed’s temperature is above 50ºC.
- Let the heated bed cool down below 50°C for the print to be easily removed.
|The Dimafix pen and any other adhesive are meant to be used before every print. In the case of Dimafix, several applications of it can be stacked upon each other and will enhance the adhesion of materials.|
Materials that can be used with Dimafix:
- PLA Tough
- Nylon 6/66/12
Recommended adhesives for other materials :
- Nylon 6: PVA based adhesives such as Elmer's adhesive or Magigoo PA
- Nylon 12: Standard Magigoo
- PP (Polypropylene): Magigoo PP
- POM ( Polyoxymethylene - Acetal Resin ): Hairspray products (Such as Aquanet, Garnier, etc)
- Loading / Unloading
- Z Offset calibration
- Build plate calibration
- XY Offset calibration
- Selecting wifi
- Manual controls
- Controls - Extruder and Build plate controls
- Dev tools
- Nozzle size
- Motors On/Off
- Print - To access printing options - USB - CLOUD - LOCAL FILES
- Setup - To go to settings
- Print Queue - To print gcodes that have been queued from the Cloud
- USB flash drive - To print gcodes stored on the connected USB flash drive
- Print from a local file - To print sample or calibration gcodes stored in the printer
The Cloud queue screen. Queued files to print from the Cloud will be listed here.
Selecting the file will start the download from the cloud, after the download is completed a screen will show allowing to send the print. Pressing "Print" will start the process
USB flash drive
Lists all printable gcodes found in the connected USB drive - The message “No files found” will be displayed if the connected USB flash drive contains no gcodes. Await at least 3 seconds before accessing the screen after connecting the USB in order for the printer to load the files and display them.
Print from local file
Print local files selection screen:
- Sample files - To print printing samples contained in the Portrait. Files are labeled by material and extruder.
- Calibration files - To print calibration gcodes to check the calibration of the printer.
For more information on calibration and testing refer to :
The gcode file names indicate which extruders and material will be used:
Ext1 for extruder 1 and Ext2 for extruder 2.
Calibration tests are meant to print using PLA Tough on extruder 1 and PLA on extruder 2.
- Z Offset T0 prints a small circle in the middle of the bed using Extruder 1 (right) to measure the Z offset calibration for extruder 1.
- Z Offset T1 prints a small circle in the middle of the bed using Extruder 2 (left) to measure the Z offset calibration for extruder 2.
- 5 points prints 5 small circles on different positions of the bed to measure the bed leveling
- XY Offset Calibration prints a dual material test showing in order to check the alignment between the 2 extruders.
For more information on calibration and testing refer to :
- Filaments - To load or unload filaments
- Calibration - To calibrate the Z Offset, Build plate, and XY Offset
- Connectivity - For network-related options
- Language - To change the display language
- Sound - To change the sound volume on the printer
- Manual controls - For manual controls of the printer and more
The filament loading/unloading menu:
- Loading filament - To load filament
- Unload filament - To unload filament
Loading/Unloading filament - Select Extruder
Screen to select which nozzle to heat up in order to perform the loading/unloading.
Loading/Unloading filament - Select filament
Filament selection screen. Filament materials that are not compatible with the selected extruder will be greyed out.
The loading filament instruction popup. The tip of the filament must be inserted into the extruder.
The filament loading screen. As the progress bar advances the printer will first heat up the nozzle and then proceed to do the necessary movements in order to load the material, after completing this process the “Extrude More” button will be enabled allowing to perform additional filament loading.
The unloading filament screen.As the progress bar advances the printer will first heat up the nozzle and then proceed to do the necessary movements in order to unload the material, after completing this process the “Retract More” button will be enabled allowing further retract the filament if necessary.
- Z Offset calibration - Calibrates the distance between each nozzle and the build plate
- Build plate calibration - Calibrates the automatic bed leveling by probing 25 points over the print surface and storing height values. The probing values are stored and automatically applied before the beginning of each print.
- XY Offset - Calibrates the alignment between both nozzles (only relevant for dual extrusion)
Z Offset calibration
Loading screen when the printer is switching between the two hotends.
The printer will inform when finished and will ask the user to reboot the printer.
Build plate calibration
- Calibrate - To start the automatic bed calibration. The printer will probe 25 different points on the printing surface starting at the front.
Instruction screen what to do before calibrating. Ensure there are no rests of plastic on the nozzle before starting the calibration.
XY Offset calibration
After you have printed the XY calibration gcode, measure the alignment of the two parts of the printed piece using a caliper. Raise/lower the values of both X and Y depending on your results using the indicators on the printed piece (X+, X-, Y+, and Y-).
The printer will inform when finished and will ask the user to reboot the printer.
- Wifi - To see and connect to available WiFi connections
- Network - To see available network information
- Cloud - To get Cloud token code, connect/disconnect, and register/deregister the printer
Wifi connection screen displaying all available networks. Currently, the connected network will show a green tick.
After you have selected your secure WiFi connection (SSID) from the list you will be asked to enter the WiFi password.
Information screen for network connections. Established connections will display an internal IP-address meaning the printer has access to the internet.
The Cloud status screen. In this case, the printer is registered to a Cloud account and available for remote printing or queueing.
The Cloud status screen. The printer, in this case, is registered to a Cloud account but has been disconnected so remote users cannot print or queue prints.
The Cloud status screen when the printer is not yet registered. A token is shown on screen, this token can be used at our printing cloud (cloud.smart3d.tech) to register and activate the printer.
The printer can be registered and unregistered at any time, unlimited times, using any account.
Language selection screen.
Volume control screen.
- Controls - To manually control the axles, extruders, nozzles, and lights.
- Nozzle Size - To change the size of the nozzle.
- Motors - Turns off stepper motors allowing the user to move the printhead manually. DO NOT MOVE THE PRINTHEAD RAPIDLY as it may damage the hardware.
- Info - To see all the info on the printer (hardware/software)
- Update - To update the printer via the Internet or USB.
- Dev tools - To access development tools
- Build plate - Control the position and temperature of the build plate
- Extruders - Control the movement of the extruders and the temperature of the nozzle
- Lights - Turn chamber lights on/off
- Build plate up - Raises the bed
- Build plate down - Lowers the bed
- Build plate heat - Heat up the bed for a certain filament type
- Build plate home - Returns the build plate to home-position.
Extruder/Nozzle manual controls (from left to right):
- Nozzle I heat - Set the temperature of Nozzle I to a certain filament type
- Load Extruder I - Load filament with extruder I (requires hot nozzle)
- Unload Extruder I - Unload filament with extruder I (requires hot nozzle)
- Nozzle II heat - Set the temperature of Nozzle II to a certain filament type
- Load Extruder II - Load filament with extruder II (requires hot nozzle)
- Unload Extruder II - Unload filament with extruder II (requires hot nozzle)
The printer info screen where you can see information about the hardware and software.
- Update via USB flash drive - Will update from USB (USB needs to be inserted)
- Update via the Internet - Will update from the Internet (Internet connection required)
Update via USB
The USB printer update screen. This screen shows that no USB with an update is currently inserted.
- Enable SSH - To enable Secure Shell
- Disable SSH - To disable Secure Shell
- Reset board UUID - To refresh the unique identification value between the boards of the machine
- Reset user preferences - Resets wizard
The printer's build plate is attached magnetically using 4 magnets located at the corners of printer's platform.
When positioning the build plate, ensure all 4 metal attachments at the corners of the glass are in contact with the magnets of the platform.
This allows the glass to be in direct contact with the MK3 heated bed to ensure the heat is transferred properly.
When positioning the glass correctly the user will hear a snapping sound. The glass should not be able to be moved freely out of that position.
If desired this can be verified looking through the side panels of the printer to ensure the snaps are in place.
|Magnet attachment in place|
|Magnet attachment out of place - Side view|
|Magnet attachment out of place - Front view|
- Open the airtight resealable bag containing the filament and take the filament spool out.
- Open the filament protective case on one side by turning it clockwise.
- Thread the filament through the outlet on the protective case and through the white Bowden tube (as seen in the illustration).
- Load the protective case with the filament spool making sure the filament doesn't overlap the spool. The overlapping filament can get entangled and lead to extrusion problems.
- Close the protective case counterclockwise.
|Upon loading, ensure the filament follows a path going directly into the bowden tube. If the filament gets entangled it will not be loaded properly into the printer and will cause the filament to grind away.|
- Hang the loaded filament protective case (how to load a filament protective case) on one of the spool holders in the back of your Portrait 3D Printer. The sticker on the silica gel compartment on the filament protective case facing out suggests which side AND extruder to use.
- Fit the plastic guide in the center of the protective case into the slot on the spool holder.
- Lift the lever on the extruder and feed the filament at least 5cm into the extruder.
- Release the Titan lever and go to Setup » Filaments » Load filament on the screen.
- Select which extruder and what material you are going to use. Once the Hotend is hot enough, the extruder will start to load filament.
When loading the filament ensure the tip is not bent or twisted and it has a sharp end.
Be extremely careful when loading Flex98 or other flex filaments, ensure the tip has reached the inside of the extruder before continuing with the loading procedure.