I'm printing a model on my Ender 3 in Mika3D Silk PLA, which (just for reference, this is not atypical) has a stated temperature of 200 °C to 235 °C. I have used this filament before and found it works best for me around 200 °C, but was not the case with this print, and I'm wondering what else I can do to fix this issue.

I have retractions enabled, have lowered the printing temperature to 180 °C and decreased the feed rate significantly, to around 75 %. Both of these adjustments happened gradually, making sure there was no change in stringing between adjustments.

I do have rafts and Z hops enabled in Cura, as previous prints of this model were knocked off the base even after leveling the bed properly, and almost every time a "hop" is performed, some stringing occurs. Is there something I can do in my settings, etc, to fix this issue?

Here is an image of the problem. Image of print with stringing

Edit: did some extra research and increased my print speed and switched to a better testing model - same issue.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to 3dPrinting.SE! $\endgroup$ – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Dec 16 '19 at 1:20
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    $\begingroup$ This is basically a stringing question, these have been asked and answered before, e.g. this answer. Good to see you tried several things like reducing temperature, you should explore the retraction length and retraction speed, increase travel speed and check for possible clogging by cleaning the nozzle. $\endgroup$ – 0scar Dec 16 '19 at 7:03
  • $\begingroup$ Enable “wipe while retracting” will help. $\endgroup$ – M lab May 5 at 9:49

It's because the nozzle has nowhere to wipe itself ....like when u don't use z hop the nozzle wipes itself off in the inside of the print....when u have z hop enabled the nozzle has nowhere to wipe the string off which leaves a string when it goes over to the next print....happens to me all the time

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