2023 Christmas Community Print Drive Printing Guidelines
Thank you for your support and participation in what is likely to be the largest and most complex giveaway we have ever done!
We welcome everyone to participate! Whether you have a single printer, or an entire print farm, we invite you to download these models, print toys that you can be proud of and get them to us!
With your 3D printers, and printing expertise, we are going to put smiles on the faces of children and families-in-need all around the world!
Please read this page completely before continuing.
Quality & Safety
This is one of the MOST important aspects of our print drive. We want to positively represent the 3D printing community in front of the whole world, and to do so we need to be focused on the safety & quality of the toys we are gifting. These toys will end up in the hands of families and children, and they should be the absolute best the community can print.
We've included some photos that can be referenced for quality comparison, and of course if you have questions or doubts, please contact us or visit us on The LM Show to chat, to learn or to help others increase their printing skills.
Twitch Stream: https://twitch.tv/loyalmoses
The most important thing to remember, because we as a community are spending so much time, energy and cost on this print drive: we don't want to ship poor-quality prints half-way around the world!
We want everyone who participates to be able to select the filaments that they are most comfortable, and successful with.
We would prefer prints to be PLA, PLA Pro, ABS / ASA, however PETG and TPU are also acceptable if the quality of the prints maintain the high level of quality that we need for this community print drive.
The important thing to remember, the prints need to be first and foremost safe and to represent our community with quality.
This is where the magic happens! This is the most complex component of the project, and we are sincerely grateful for your willingness to dedicate print time and filament to help share joy around the world.
We have selected and approved the following designs for this print drive. If you have a design you'd like reviewed, please ensure it meets the requirements here before contacting us for review.
General Print Guidelines for ALL approved STLs
Because gift packages to families and children will be a mix of toys, we need all prints regardless of who prints or the printer it is printed on to be of the same relative quality and to meet our high standards.
- .3 layer height or less
- 2 perimeters or more
- 4 bottom layers or more
- 4 top layers or more
- 12% infill or more
- No supports
- SILK Filaments (add 2 perimeters and add 5% to infill)
- .2 layer height
- 3 perimeters
- 5 bottom layers
- 5 top layers
- 15% infill
- No supports
- SILK Filaments (double perimeters and add 10% to infill)
These are the prints we have accepted so far! Please pay attention to the print requirements, as scale may need to be adjusted in order to print the proper size for safety and uniformity.
Remember, these toys will represent our community, and we want them to be the absolute best that our community can offer!
Thank you so much for your willingness to participate! You are quite literally going to be putting smiles on the faces of families and children worldwide.
Check back for updates as we add or remove models!
Start printing RIGHT here!
This is the OFFICIAL Printables Collection, please read any specific instructions from the designers for each model, and if you have questions, please ask the designer via Printables, https://loyal.ms/discord or of course our LIVE show on Twitch (https://twitch.tv/loyalmoses) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5PM Pacific.