I've read all threads here and on the Kickstarter comments page.
I've found a few things happening to all of us and hope everyone can provide updates on new tips as we go. Here's a few things I found with first bottle of resin:
Clean the print platform (including the black sides) with alcohol well before remounting. Just a wipe with towel looks clean but use alcohol.
As others have said, I also run a squeegee across the bottom and usually find some cured chunks in there. I make sure the tank bottom looks clean in the brief moment the squeegee leaves a clear path behind it.
Using these two procedures I was able to keep printing 6 or 7 runs in a row without failures. Which was great because I started with prints sticking to tank bottom and other problems.
Yes, the spout is terrible,,useless. I'm going to 3D print an additional piece to mount on there so it can poured out easily. Any thoughts on that one?
Why should one by a new tank when you could just replace the piece of clear plastic?
I see .1mm on eBay listed for this purpose, a whole pack,of them is cheap.
Any idea exactly what spec plastic used as tank liner?
What is the round "film" between tank and glass? Mine looks cloudy, has some obvious splotches of something too. Which is weird since it is protected in there. I need more pieces of "film" for sure, what is it?
Can't wait a month for more resin,,must try more! I've got Snow White and deep black on the way, and an abs like formula that looks promising. Please chime in those who have tried 3rd party resins!
Having said all that I'm getting beautiful prints using the lowest resolution. Amazing detail, nice surface, it's very encouraging to see what I'm getting right out of the box.
Medium resolution looks about the same to me. Haven't had the patience to go full rez as the print times are 16-20 hours for what I print. Some software changes for the support placement would be the biggest issue for me at this point.