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I'm getting zits or blobs in lithophanes while printing on my Ender 3 and 10S Pro. I tried a suggestion: change resolution in mesh fixes of Cura to 0.5 (from 0.05 default). That removed the zits.

But now there are white patches as shown in the image. I reduced the resolution to 0.2 but to no avail.

Anyone else encountered this problem?

Example of white patches in a lithophane print

Example of zits/blobs in a lithophane print

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Maybe it's a bad batch of filament, with dirt or uneven thickness that wouldn't be noticeable in regular printing. Have you tried a different spool or brand?

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  • $\begingroup$ No. the filament is fresh out of box and is of esun cold white. so I think quality is not the issue. $\endgroup$
    – Dante
    Sep 24 at 12:36
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I got the answer now, it has to do with the resolution settings in the lithophane software I was using.

I had to set minimum resolution of the lithophane to 0.4 or 0.8 (I'm using a 0.4 mm nozzle).

UPDATE: sorry. The problem still persists. unable to get rid of the white patches.

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  • $\begingroup$ What was the default resolution that wasn't working well? $\endgroup$ Aug 26 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ It was 0.6mm... $\endgroup$
    – Dante
    Aug 28 at 13:53

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