What Are the Optimal Settings for Overture PETG? (Detailed)

It’s no secret that different filament types have distinct requirements for 3D printing, as each material has a unique set of properties that directly affect the printing process, such as melting points and glass transition temperatures, to name a couple.

On the other hand, separate filament brands requiring unique settings due to differences in the manufacturing process and material composition, especially in parameters like nozzle temperature and bed temperature, is a lesser-known but vital part of the process.

Today, our topic will be configuring slicer software with the optimal settings for the Overture brand of PETG to achieve the best printing process possible with this filament, instead of using generic PETG settings that may not always yield the best results.

So, what are the optimal settings for Overture PETG?

Here are the optimal settings for Overture PETG, as recommended by the manufacturer:

  • Nozzle (Print) Temperature – 230 to 250 degrees Celsius
  • Bed Temperature – 80 to 90 degrees Celsius
  • Filament Diameter – 1.75 mm

Next up, we will look at the optimal settings for Overture PETG in more detail and find out how to specifically configure these settings in popular slicers such as Cura and PrusaSlicer with the help of profiles.

What Are the Optimal Settings for Overture PETG?

As different brands of PETG can show differences in the manufacturing process, the optimal settings that will yield the best results vary depending on the brand you use.

Overture recommends a nozzle temperature of 230 to 250 degrees Celsius and a bed temperature of 80 to 90 degrees Celsius for printing with a spool of Overture PETG filament.

As the Overture PETG filament comes with a filament diameter of 1.75 mm, it’s vital to ensure that this value is set correctly in your slicer software to avoid under or over-extrusion issues that can occur due to filament diameter mismatch.

Since the recommended nozzle and bed temperatures are a range rather than a direct value, experimentation by increasing or decreasing the temperatures by a few degrees over a series of test prints will be the best way to find the optimal temperature in your case.

To give you an idea, in our case, where we conducted our tests with an Ender 3, we have found a nozzle temperature of 240 degrees Celsius and a bed temperature of 80 degrees Celsius to yield the best results with Overture PETG.

Configuring Overture PETG Settings in Cura & Creating a Cura Profile

Since switching between different brands of PETG is quite common, Cura offers a few features that make it easier to save specific settings and load them back down the line whenever you need them.

First, let’s look at how to add new materials in Cura, which will allow us to save Overture PETG as a specific entry.

  1. Navigate to the Prepare tab on the top of the Cura window.
  2. Click the middle pane below (with material and nozzle size information).
  3. Click the material dropdown, and choose Manage Materials.
  4. Click Generic PETG from the list on the left, and hit the Duplicate button.
  5. Choose the newly duplicated entry from the left list, also labeled Generic PETG, but with Italic text.
  6. Input Overture into the Brand box and 1.75 mm into the Diameter box.
  7. Switch to the Print Settings tab (right next to the Information tab).
  8. Fill the default values you want to use for Overture PETG into their respective inputs.

Upon closing the dialog, you will be able to find and activate the Overture PETG entry in the material dropdown, which will load your custom settings.

Finally, let’s find out how to create a new profile in Cura where it’s possible to save all print settings that you have customized for Overture PETG as a preset.

  1. Navigate to the Prepare tab on the top of the Cura window.
  2. Click the rightmost pane below (which should bring up Print Settings).
  3. Click the Custom button if you see it to switch the mode from Recommended to Custom.
  4. Click the Profile dropdown, and hit the Manage Profiles button.
  5. Duplicate one of the default profiles you would like to use as a foundation, and name your new profile Overture PETG.
  6. Activate the profile by selecting it from the left pane and hitting the Activate button.
  7. Make the necessary Print Settings changes you want to save into this profile.
  8. Click the Profile dropdown menu once again, and click the “Update profile with current settings/overrides” button to save the current settings into the profile.

After creating both the material and the profile, all you have to do is select the Overture PETG material from the material dropdown and activate the corresponding profile from the Profile dropdown in the Print Settings section to load your settings.

Configuring Overture PETG Settings in PrusaSlicer

Similar to Cura, it’s also possible to save specific settings for specific filament brands in PrusaSlicer, which makes it pretty easy to switch between filaments while keeping your custom settings.

Here are the steps we recommend following to add Overture PETG as a custom filament preset in PrusaSlicer:

  1. Switch to the Filament Settings tab on the top of the PrusaSlicer window.
  2. Click the Save (it looks like a floppy disk) button next to the dropdown on the top left.
  3. Type Overture PETG into the input that asks for a name for the new custom filament setting you’re creating.
  4. Modify the parameters such as Filament Diameter, Filament Density, Filament Cost, Spool Weight, Nozzle Temperature, and Bed Temperature accordingly.
  5. Click the Save button, and save without modifying the name to write the settings onto the current filament preset of Overture PETG.

After saving the custom preset, you should see Overture PETG in the list of filaments, where you can instantaneously load the settings whenever you need to switch between different filament brands or types.

Wrapping Up

As the optimal settings can show slight differences between different brands of PETG, it’s always best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to achieve the highest quality possible for your 3D printed models.

To quickly summarize, here are the optimal settings for Overture PETG, taken directly from the manufacturer’s website:

  • Extruder Temperature – 230-250°C
  • Heated Bed Temperature – 80-90°C
  • Filament Diameter – 1.75 mm

As always, we highly recommend running a few test prints with different temperatures in the recommended range to find out what works best for your printers and the models you print.

Happy printing!