Somewhere between TC and my MK3, the (raised) lettering on my models is disappearing.
Not entirely; I'm getting a few tiny "nubs" where the letters should be. There also seem to be some problems with slicer software reading or interpreting the STL files.
I am not ascribing blame--I just don't know yet what I don't know, so I'm hoping for some insight/direction.
It's not just the lettering per se; I successfully printed out a name tag I made for the printer--no problem. It occurred to me that perhaps the disappearing lettering was too fine (small) for the printer to handle (some fine detail on imported/converted graphics was lost as well), yet it handled a fine detail I was expecting to fail--a reeded edge on a maker coin.
So part of me is asking, if it can handle detail like this so beautifully (the picture doesn't really do the print justice--I just suck at macro-photography), why is it choking on letters and detail several times larger than these edge reeds?
Can someone explain to me what's going on/what I'm doing wrong? Are there suggested limits/guidelines as to size of text/width of details I should be aware of when generating models for 3d printing on TC? I'm good at following rules when I know what they are (even if I tend to push them/rules lawyer 8^D ) Seems like I may be repeating mistakes countless others have made in the past, and nothing in the way of tutorials has mentioned anything beyond, "Of couse FDM isn't perfect." Well, duh. :-)
Would graduating to more sophisticated modeling software (Meshmixer, Fusion 360) help, or is that not the problem either?
Any insight/direction greatly appreciated!