Start a print

Now the build plate has been leveled and filament loaded you’re ready to start your first print! We've placed some print files on the SD card to start with. Simply select one of the files and press the button to start.

After a print file has been chosen the Ultimaker 2 will prepare itself by homing the print head and build plate and heating up the build plate and nozzle. Please note that this can take up to 5 minutes.

While printing, the display will show the progress of the print and the remaining time for completion. When the print has finished, wait for the build plate to cool down and grab the print from the build plate.

Tip: For better platform adhesion you can apply a thin layer of glue to the glass plate. Therefore you can use the glue stick that was provided with the Ultimaker 2. You only need to apply glue to the area where the model will be printed.