Polyalchemy Elixir Nightshade is a very special color. It’s richness and appearance stands out from all other prints I don’t say this often but if you like purple this is the one to own. Many other brands make silk filament but Polyalchemy is known for richer, darker colors.

Polyalchemy was one of the first specialty filaments I purchased. I had to order it direct from China to obtain this new silk like appearance. Polyalchemy Elixir has a gorgeous shine which truly must be appreciated in person. Elixir can have a different appearance and shine depending on how hot and fast you print with it. Polyalchemy Elixir does tend to show seams a bit more than other filaments. You may want to spend a little extra time perfecting your print when using this filament. Polyalchemy comes on a plastic spool in 750g sizes. It used to come on 1KG spools for the same price

Elixir PLA

Recommended Print Settings


  • Hot End - 210 Celsius
  • Bed - 60 Celsius


  • Print Speed - 50mm/s
  • First Layer Speed - 30mm/s
  • Perimeter Speed - 30mm/s
  • Infill Speed - 60mm/s
  • Cooling Fan Speed - 100%


  • Perimeters - 2 or 0.8mm - 1mm
  • Top and Bottom Layers - 4 to 5 or 1mm
  • Infill - 15%


  • Distance - 0.8mm*
  • Speed - 35mm*
  • Z-Lift - 0.6mm


  • Bridge Flow - 85%
  • Bridge Speed - 30mm/s
  • Bridge Cooling - 100%


  • Bed Adhesion - Glue Stick
  • Nozzle Type - Brass (Standard)
  • Enclosure - None
* Values will differ for printers with Bowden extruders
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