Share the Purple! Galactic Empire Metallic Purple has fine glitter within like the bright stars of the Milkyway. The purple is dark in color and because of the limited glitter filaments available for 3d Printing, it is truly unique. This color slightly reacts to UV light.

I'm becoming a huge fan of Proto-Pasta's opaque glitter filaments. The glitter is often more subtle than other brands but it still leaves a feeling of magic in the color. There are no concerns printing with a normal nozzle. The filament itself prints easy and hides lines and imperfections well. There is discussion about layer heights affecting the glitter shine, but I didn't notice it in testing. This filament is normally sold in half kilogram weight on a cardboard spool.

Galactic Empire Metallic Purple HTPLA


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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