Sample PrusaSlicer profiles

I’ve bundled up a working set of PrusaSlicer profiles for the Prusa i3 Mk3 and Artillery Sidewinder X1 covering a range of nozzle size, speed, and quality settings. Each custom profile contains my initials (RLG) and the date last updated to avoid confusion.

Note

Prusa is has made significant changes to the layout of configuration profiles. These profiles should work with all recent versions of PrusaSlicer. However, some features have changed and are not yet implemented in these samples:

  • PrusaSlicer now uses physical printer profiles for OctoPrint configuration.

  • PrusaSlicer now allows the use of custom images for print bed and texture appearance.

I’ve worked with each of these profiles, but make no warranty as to their suitability for use on your printer. Be careful if you have not calibrated your current nozzle and 1st layer/Live-Z settings. I have done some basic prints using each of these settings, but they are all “experimental” and not guaranteed perfect. Use at your own risk!

These profiles are provided as a PrusaSlicer config bundle containing printer, print and filament profiles. Prusa is in the process of revamping the profile dependency process, so system profiles may not be selectable when you use these. Just select a Prusa profile to restore the system profiles. I’ll be updating these profiles once the dependency process is finalized.

Note

These notes are based on my experiences with the Prusa i3 Mk3 and Artillery/Evnovo Sidewinder X1 printers. If you are using a different printer, please verify the hardware details are similar.

Here are my PrusaSlicer profiles:

  • Prusa i3 Mk3 as of February 26, 2020 here.

  • Artillery Sidewinder X1 as of August 14, 2020 here.

To use these profiles:

  1. Download the config bundle archive named PrusaSlicer_config_bundle.zip.

  2. Extract the config bundle archive. It will contain a file named PrusaSlicer_config_bundle_<date>.ini.

  3. Open PrusaSlicer and select File->Load Config Bundle.

  4. Select the extracted .ini file and select OK.

PrusaSlicer will display an indicator that the custom profiles have been successfully imported:

Successful |PS| printer profile import

Fig. 10 Successful PrusaSlicer printer profile import

Check your Printer Settings, Filament Settings and Print Settings to confirm that the custom profiles have been loaded.

Imported |PS| printer profiles

Fig. 11 Imported PrusaSlicer printer profiles

Note

For printers other than the Mk3S and Mk3S+, I use a PINDA warmup procedure. This is to ensure a consistent ambient temperature for mesh bed leveling with older PINDA probe versions. You’ll notice the nozzle will warm to 160C and move to the center-rear of the heated bed as it warms to 35C. Nothing seems to happen, particularly on the first print of a session in a cold setting. Be patient and monitor the temperatures under Support->Temperatures on the printer menu. Once the PINDA probe has warmed to 35C, the print will continue. More information on this procedure can be found in my Customizing PrusaSlicer start g-code notes

Todo

Explanation of PrusaSlicer backup and restoration procedure.

Contact and feedback

You can find me on the Prusa support forums or Reddit where I lurk in many of the 3D printing-related subreddits. I occasionally drop into the Official Prusa 3D discord server where I can be reached as bobstro (bobstro#9830).

Last updated 20200926