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raymate
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@royce

It will look like this... unless they have a 3D printing savvy person that is familiar with Prusa brand no one will know what it is. But only Prusa use black wrap. This is how mine looked and Sunday 

 

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Prusa Mini+ (Ordered Dec 19,2020 - Arrived Feb 21,2021) stated clicking Mar 2nd / MP Select Mini V2...
Posted : 24/02/2021 12:54 pm
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Royce
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Thanks guys! Well my package just picked up a new history entry. It gone from being at the "destination sort facility" at 6PM on Monday, to being at the "local FedEx facility" at just 6:30 this morning. So, yeah, like two seconds after I posted about my concern. 

Anyway the large font on the tracker now reads today at noon. So, fingers crossed!

Posted : 24/02/2021 1:07 pm
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cwbullet
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@royce

Fingers crossed.  

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Posted : 24/02/2021 1:44 pm
CraigB
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@raymate

Interesting. Mine was wrapped in all white. No fancy tape though

Posted : 24/02/2021 1:51 pm
raymate
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@craigb

That is interesting 🤔 

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Prusa Mini+ (Ordered Dec 19,2020 - Arrived Feb 21,2021) stated clicking Mar 2nd / MP Select Mini V2...
Posted : 24/02/2021 1:52 pm
JordanK
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Prusa just updated the shipping table page again this morning.  I ordered my Mini+ Kit on Dec 30 and the table shows "Now Shipping" but my order status still shows "Payment Accepted".  Let's see if that changes later today.  I'm curious if the table is accurate for the Mini+ Kits or if the kits are on some kind of alternative shipping schedule based on availability.  I'll let you all know if my status changes.

Jordan

Posted : 24/02/2021 2:07 pm
Cashew92ftw
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@jordank

Thanks for the heads up on the updated shipping table. It does say the kits have a different schedual so be paitent. 

 

I just talked with customer service about my order and they mentioned its been 11 weeks since my order (dec 9th) and estimates at that time were for 13 weeks (cant remember the lead time at that time myself). I have had different answers from customer service about eta for shipping time for the kit, from beginning of march, to a few days to your 11/13 weeks. I do have a bunch of prusament, the satin sheet and asking for Jo's signature so i may not be a good example of shipping eta. 

 

Also fyi to anyone else, there are prusa mini satin sheets in the store right now 😀 

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Posted : 24/02/2021 4:52 pm
Royce
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Got it! 😀  They didn't quite make noon, but I can't build it until after work anyway! 

Also, earlier I said I got the kit because the invoice really does have "kit" in the part number. Nevertheless, I am now pretty certain I got the pre-assembled. Even though the invoice has a single line item I now recall getting an extra sheet. Sorry for the confusion.

Posted : 24/02/2021 7:16 pm
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JordanK
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I was looking at the shipping table and noted that they have added this comment:

"(Please note: This table is NOT for MINI+ kits - lead times there are longer!)"

Jordan

Posted : 24/02/2021 7:27 pm
raymate
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@royce

The cat wants the box.... Interesting you can just see under the white wrap the Prusa logo. 

Enjoy.

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Posted : 24/02/2021 7:40 pm
Royce
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Posted by: @raymate

@royce

The cat wants the box.... Interesting you can just see under the white wrap the Prusa logo. 

Enjoy.

That cat wants to eat the plastic wrap. I have to watch her like a hawk. Gift ribbon is banned in my house. I once pulled about 18 inches out of her.

I could not see the Prusa logo in the picture until I went back and found it on the real life package. I don't think you can see that at any sort of distance. Still, the black wrap is clearly better.

 

Posted : 24/02/2021 7:49 pm
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 Lung
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I still have 2 weeks until mine is shipped so if you could all stop talking about getting them and being so happy until then that would be great 😆 

Posted : 24/02/2021 8:50 pm
cwbullet
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White plastic, mine always come in black.

Yes, my cats love boxes also.   

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Posted : 24/02/2021 9:51 pm
Urban
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Ordered Prusa Mini+ Kit version "MIN-K-P-ORG-PEI-FIL-TXT" on Dec 19th, 2020 to Slovenia, EU and still waiting. 😪 

Prusa Mini+ Kit (Ordered: 19.12.2020 - Arrived: 19.3.2021)...
Posted : 25/02/2021 12:04 am
Schnoidz
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Complete noob here.  I've never even seen a 3D printer, but I also just placed an order for:

  Original Prusa MINI+ - Color : Black and orange, Spring steel sheet : BOTH STEEL SHEETS: Smooth PEI & Textured powder-coated (+30 USD), Filament sensor : Yes (+20 USD), Filament bundle : Prusament PLA Azure Blue (+24.99 USD)

Now the waiting begins  :o)

Posted : 25/02/2021 4:57 am
Cashew92ftw
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@schnoidz

Welcome to the club 🙂 looks like your off to a good start there. Random tidbit, but you are able to keep adding to your order prior to it being shipped ig you choose to do so. Just talk to customer service. 

If you have questions feel free to ask them 🙂

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Posted : 25/02/2021 6:02 am
cwbullet
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@schnoidz

If you catch the bug like I did, you will have a room of them soon.

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Posted : 25/02/2021 11:12 am
Matt
 Matt
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@schnoidz

From someone who had no experience with Prusa printers before getting my MK3S (and a few months trying to wrangle into functioning what I believe was an early Anet A8 clone that I had borrowed), I can recommend a few extras and a little advice that will make your life easier:

  • A silicone sock to cover the hotend so it won't get filthy. The ones that E3D Online sell for the V6 hotend are not a perfect fit like they are on the MK3 hotend, but they do stay on.
  • A bottle of isopropyl alcohol. You'll get through a lot of this cleaning the steel sheets, and the foil-sealed IPA-soaked cloth they give you for initial setup will be dry within a few minutes of opening. Finger prints, other oils, dust and microscopic filament residue all lower adhesion to the plate underneath, but a quick wipe down with IPA while cool before printing will ensure adhesion of the first layer remains strong.
    • Occasionally you will find sheets lose adhesion even after IPA cleaning, but a very brief wash with dish washing detergent liquid followed by an immediate thorough drying with paper towels and quick warm-up on the hotbed will refresh the adhesion back to normal in most cases (the textured sheet can be damaged by prolonged exposure to water so make this as brief as possible).
  • Some brass wire brushes for lightly cleaning the nozzle of debris. You don't want anything more abrasive like steel, as the nozzle is brass as well and steel could damage it.
  • A bottle of lubricating oil. I believe most people use something like sewing machine oil, but I've been using 3-in-1 oil. After 25 total hours of print time from new, my MK3S X-axis seized up and ground a small score into the upper rod. Since then I've been cleaning and lightly oiling the rods on all axes weekly.
    • Some people recommend removing the bearings, cleaning all the lubrication out and packing them full of something like lithium grease, but that's quite advanced and you'd have to disassemble a perfectly good printer just to get to them.

 

Posted : 25/02/2021 11:43 am
Schnoidz
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@cashew92ftw

Thanks for the tidbit.  I'll try to learn what else would be handy and I'm sure I'll add to the order before it ships.

Posted : 25/02/2021 12:30 pm
Schnoidz
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@cwbullet

NO!  That's a bit scary as I do tend to become obsessed with new hobbies and gather all that I can.  I'm also a bit of a hoarder and have a spare bedroom I need to clear out for the printer.  There will be plenty of room in there for more printers 😮

Posted : 25/02/2021 12:33 pm
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