Even after successful testing, problems can occur

I got this really cool 'red silk' filament to print with. I figure I'll print a bunch of things for Valentines Day with it. So off to do my testing.


Success! Looks good! Alright, let's do a test print.


Another good looking print. Although I only did it with 15% infill(i.e. not solid). So I tweaked the settings and decided to setup a print of 4. I should note that I left the shop and came back 3hrs later to setup the longer over-night print.


And suddenly the process acted like the nozzle was too close to the bed?? I changed no settings that should have caused this. After 2hrs of screwing around, trying to get it to print, I gave up at 12:15am, shut down everything and went home. I was done for the night.


Now I'm back here, trying again. After a bunch more failures, it's finally.....FINALLY printing like I expected it should!


Once this completes, I'll try the multiple-unit print again.


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