Print From A USB Stick
New Feature Announcement
In the latest Touch Screen Program (V2.5034), we released the new feature “Print from a USB Stick”. User can save a Tiertime TSK file on a USB stick drive, take the drive to any compatible Tiertime 3D printer, and print the TSK file directly without the need of using UP Studio on any devices.
What is a TSK file?
A TSK file is a data file containing all the information related to a ready-to-print 3D model, including Print Profile, parameters related to the print job, layer thickness, support settings, and etc.; Printer Profile, parameters related to the printer, nozzle diameter, filament type, and etc.; and the sliced 3D model data. You can find the detail explanation for TSK in our Tips and Tricks section in our official Tiertime website.
How does “Print from a USB stick” works?
This feature runs on the Touch Screen. The Tiertime’s latest printers with enhanced Touch Screen support this feature, which means only UP mini 2 ES, UP300, and X5 have this feature supported. The following pictures show the position of USB port for this feature.
UP MINI 2 ES
Users need to prepare a USB stick, and formatted it as FAT32. Follow the instruction, create and save a TSK file in the USB stick.
Once the file is saved on the USB stick, users can take the following steps to print the TSK file:
- Plug in the USB drive.
- On the touchscreen, starting from the main menu, go to Print, Click USB Drive, and then find the target TSK file.
- Click on the TSK name. It will show the detail information of the TSK file.
- Click Print button to initiate the printer and start printing.