# Why turning off model cooling for first layer?

I had few printing troubles for first layer yesterday (will certainly ask there as soon as I can take photos) but one of the things I've noticed is that the model cooling fan (the fan that is supposed to blow air on the printed model, not the fan that regulates the noozle temperature) is turned off for printing the first layer.

It's a Dagoma DiscoEasy200, printing PLA on a non-heating bed (blue tape).

Wandering down stackexchange, I also read turn off the part fan for the first layer from https://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/a/5494/10836

So my question is:

what's the reason behind turning off the part/model-fan for the first layer?

• Btw, I still lack reputation for that here but I guess a first-layer tag should be neat, knowing how important this is for 3D printing?! May 18 '18 at 14:20
• I'm not sure that first-layer would actually be good for describing questions in a way that would help people with filtering. May 19 '18 at 21:23