{"_id":"55e896ef315c421700d43b4f","user":"54f78bb50a3cbb0d00d6668c","version":{"_id":"55e896ee315c421700d43b47","__v":1,"project":"54f78bd68d53ed17000116b3","createdAt":"2015-09-03T18:52:30.275Z","releaseDate":"2015-09-03T18:52:30.275Z","categories":["55e896ef315c421700d43b48","55e896ef315c421700d43b49","55e896ef315c421700d43b4a","55e896ef315c421700d43b4b"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"1.2.0","version":"1.2"},"category":{"_id":"55e896ef315c421700d43b49","version":"55e896ee315c421700d43b47","pages":["55e896ef315c421700d43b4c","55e896ef315c421700d43b4d","55e896ef315c421700d43b4e","55e896ef315c421700d43b4f","55e896ef315c421700d43b50"],"project":"54f78bd68d53ed17000116b3","__v":1,"sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2015-03-04T22:50:46.938Z","from_sync":false,"order":1,"slug":"printing","title":"Printing"},"project":"54f78bd68d53ed17000116b3","__v":0,"updates":["550707fb4bb83b2500ec93f5"],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2015-03-05T21:24:05.999Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":11,"body":"Everything is ready to go!\n\nWe're going to print one layer at a time initially and use manual drying (don't select *Pause after each pass* just yet).\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"Drying\",\n  \"body\": \"Drying can be done automatically or manually. If you choose *Dry the print after each pass* the roller will be deployed after each pass to dry the circuit. Deselecting this will disable the roller if you prefer to dry the print manually. Manual drying with paper towel is useful for delicate traces which may be damaged by the roller.\"\n}\n[/block]\n**Close the lid to your Argentum and go! Hurry up and press print already!**\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"Make sure the lid is closed.\",\n  \"body\": \"It's important to leave the lid of your Argentum closed as even a small breeze or current of air can disturb the print. The tiny droplets of ink which are ejected from the cartridge can easy blow off course.\"\n}\n[/block]\nYour Argentum will begin printing the first pass of the print, just like the dry run, but this time with real actual conductive silver. Once the first pass is completed, the carriage will move to the *home* position in the front left corner of the print area.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/jzfOtOnQLOhVl0PnvWJo_800px-Finished_print.jpg\",\n        \"800px-Finished_print.jpg\",\n        \"800\",\n        \"533\",\n        \"#1a1b1a\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"First layer of the starter circuit on stone paper.\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nThis first layer will look black because of discolouration of the substrate. After more passes it will start to look silvery and become conductive.\n\nNow dry the print using the included paper towel. Fold it in half and pad gently, applying even pressure. **DO NOT** using a wiping motion as it will smudge the print.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/pOvhy2bRc2uNZ9cbG5LT_800px-Drying.jpg\",\n        \"800px-Drying.jpg\",\n        \"800\",\n        \"533\",\n        \"#181817\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Drying the starter circuit.\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"warning\",\n  \"title\": \"We're not finished just yet.\",\n  \"body\": \"Don't pull the substrate off just yet. We'll need to print three more passes before the traces are conductive enough to add components.\"\n}\n[/block]\n[**Next >**](doc:printing-the-starter-circuit)","excerpt":"","slug":"print-first-layer","type":"basic","title":"Printing the First Layer"}

Printing the First Layer


Everything is ready to go! We're going to print one layer at a time initially and use manual drying (don't select *Pause after each pass* just yet). [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "Drying", "body": "Drying can be done automatically or manually. If you choose *Dry the print after each pass* the roller will be deployed after each pass to dry the circuit. Deselecting this will disable the roller if you prefer to dry the print manually. Manual drying with paper towel is useful for delicate traces which may be damaged by the roller." } [/block] **Close the lid to your Argentum and go! Hurry up and press print already!** [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "Make sure the lid is closed.", "body": "It's important to leave the lid of your Argentum closed as even a small breeze or current of air can disturb the print. The tiny droplets of ink which are ejected from the cartridge can easy blow off course." } [/block] Your Argentum will begin printing the first pass of the print, just like the dry run, but this time with real actual conductive silver. Once the first pass is completed, the carriage will move to the *home* position in the front left corner of the print area. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/jzfOtOnQLOhVl0PnvWJo_800px-Finished_print.jpg", "800px-Finished_print.jpg", "800", "533", "#1a1b1a", "" ], "caption": "First layer of the starter circuit on stone paper." } ] } [/block] This first layer will look black because of discolouration of the substrate. After more passes it will start to look silvery and become conductive. Now dry the print using the included paper towel. Fold it in half and pad gently, applying even pressure. **DO NOT** using a wiping motion as it will smudge the print. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/pOvhy2bRc2uNZ9cbG5LT_800px-Drying.jpg", "800px-Drying.jpg", "800", "533", "#181817", "" ], "caption": "Drying the starter circuit." } ] } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "warning", "title": "We're not finished just yet.", "body": "Don't pull the substrate off just yet. We'll need to print three more passes before the traces are conductive enough to add components." } [/block] [**Next >**](doc:printing-the-starter-circuit)