The eSUN eSilk PLA filaments are a range of PLA-based filaments that result in 3D prints that have a silky smooth finish. The eSilk range is available in numerous colors, and the gold color was used for this review.
The eSilk PLA filaments claim to print exactly the same as normal PLA filaments with a recommended print temperature of 190~220℃ and no heated bed required, however, I found the filament softer than normal PLA and more prone to clogging. I found that I got the best and most reliable results printing at 185℃.
The mechanical properties of the eSilk filament were almost identical to normal PLA once printed with good toughness and detail, with the only noticeable difference in the finish which has the appearance of a shiny silky luster, similar to brushed gold.
The eSUN eSilk PLA filaments retail for $24.99 for a 1KG spool and if a silky finish is required the filament checks all the boxes.