Every new Airwolf 3D printer and 3D printer kit comes standard with a borosilicate glass plate covered with polyester (PET) tape. We find that ABS adheres to 3D printer PET tape more reliably than Kapton tape and that PET tape is more durable than Kapton, resulting in better part stick and less tears to the printing surface.
This film can be applied using the dry method or using a “wet” method, which is similar to applying tint to a car window. The benefit here is that this is a good method for beginners, as the wet film is much more forgiving and can be manipulated and re-positioned during application. The downside is that the film will need to “cure” for at least 10 hours, during which time the moisture will evaporate and the PET will adhere to the glass well. If you use the glass too soon, you run the risk of forming bubbles under the PET film when the glass is heated up.
3D Printer PET Tape is sometimes also referred to as: 3M PET film, PET tape, PET sheet, poly film, green polyester tape, high temperature masking tape. Click here for some helpful tips for PET film application to 3D Printer Glass.