Do you have a new resin your want to try using in the Ember printer, or is a particular print giving you problems? In either case there is a good chance that changing the default printing parameters will allow you to get better results. Currently there are more than user adjustable 30 settings. Changes to these parameters can lead to better resolution, reduced jamming errors, or significantly faster prints. This Instructable will attempt to explain what these parameters do and why one would want to change them. It finishes with examples of developing parameters to print with MadeSolid Black,DWS DC500, and a high speed printing resin (200 mm/hr!). Due to Embers unique sliding mechanism we are still learning what works best, so some advice may change over time.
Updated on 7/23/2015 to include information on new parameters and better advice on choosing the overlift.
There are several options for changing the settings:
1) SSH into the printer and change the settings on the fly.
You can connect to the printer via wifi, USB, or a local network and edit (and update) the settings while the printer is running. This is very useful for testing new changes.
2) Unpack the .tar.gz file using from PrintStudio and edit the "printersettings" file.
The print file generated by Print Studio for Ember is just a compressed file that can be extracted with 7zip or another program. This file consists of a bunch of 1280X x 800 .png files and a "printsettings" file. This file can be edited with any text editor (like Note Pad). This is useful for creating test files.
3) Create a Custom Print Profile in Print Studio.
One can create a custom print profile in PrintStudio by editign any of the "Advanced Features". A .json file can then be exported to easily share the settings with other users. This .json file can also be opened in a text editor or browser and directly edited as well.