The recommended 3D printing filament for beginners

PLA (Polylactide) is a non-toxic, bio-based industrial thermoplastic that is 100% bio-degradable. It notable for being easy to print with, durable, and relatively strong, making it one of the most user-friendly 3D printing filaments available on the market. And as such, it is the filament most recommended for people who are new to 3D printing. Additionally, this ease-of-use makes it ideal to create 3D printed parts for design, prototyping, and jigs and fixtures.

  • Easy to print with excellent surface finish
  • Wide range of colour options
  • High stiffness and strength
  • Biodegradable and environmentally friendly

Compatibility: Premium PVA+, Premium PVA

Raise3D Premium PLA



  • Prototyping and design
  • Architecture models
  • Education and visualization
  • Manufacture aids
  • Art and sculpture

Material Performance


Printing Guide

Recommended Print Settings

Nozzle temperature (°C)
Bed temperature (°C)
Layer height (mm)
0.1-0.25 mm
Printing speed (mm/s)
35-90 mm/s
Cooling fan
Drying temperature (°C)

Printing Notifications:

  • Cooling fan is highly recommended to improve the part finish and to keep the printing chamber always lower than 60 °C.
  • PVA can be used for cold-water-soluble support material for PLA.

For Raise3D Printer Users:

Choose the best 3D printer to start your printing journey with PLA. Find Pro3 Series, E2, Pro2 Series.

For ideaMaker Users:

Choose the right printing profile for PLA on ideaMaker IO and use it on ideaMaker. Download the latest version of ideaMaker.


The ideal filament for support structures

PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol) is a cold-water-soluble 3D printing filament with strong adhesion, particularly with PLA, PETG, and TPU filaments. Its strong adhesion makes it an ideal support material for various filaments. Support material is usually necessary for printing models with complex geometry. The PVA support will dissolve in a water bath leaving behind a smooth 3D printed part.

  • Ideal support material for 3D printing, for PLA, PETG, TPU, etc.
  • Excellent water solubility
  • Good stability during printing
  • Smooth interface with support area
  • Great for designs with complex geometry and cavities

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