My guilty pleasure is the surface finish of Esun ABS+, especially the black stuff.
1. Color selection is fine, not outstanding though.
2. Prints very well and easily.
3. Will not be the same as normal ABS, whatever additives are in there make it behave differently to pure ABS in printing, temperature resistance, and layer adhesion.
4. Was real cheap for me in China, your prices may vary but IMO its worth it.
I only have bought black, wish there were more colors available. I do like the matte finish.
Does it print well?
It prints very well and some of my best prints came from esun abs+.
Any special considerations?
Sticks very well, does not need very hot temps to print with.
Is it worth the price?
When I bought spools, it was under $20 a spool. During the pandemic it was hard to find and prices went up. Moved on to other brands. However, my 2.4 and Switchwire are printed in it. So keep a few spools for backup until rebuild time.
I've printed about 350kg of abs+ black and it is my favorite black. From time to time I see people complain that it is not strong or they have print issues, but that has not been my experience at all. It has a very flat black appearance that looks really awesome in a built printer.
I use eSun ABS+ exlusively, never had the slightest issues with layer adhesion, bed adhesion or diameter variation. From what I gathered from reports, most people that did experience problems bought from non-reputable vendors or at great discount so it might be a question of it actually being genuine eSun
My experience seems to differ from the rest of the community. I've printed maybe 20kg of the stuff, and had consistent behaviour between different colours.
In general, I can say that:
it prefers higher cooling rates than other ABS filaments, otherwise it gets overheating artefacts
The matte surface finish looks great
prints quite easily
adheres to the bed well
Despite this, I've found its layer adhesion is terrible. I've dried the rolls, printed hot, printed cold, printed fast, printed slow, low fan, high fan, etc and consistently find it to just be brittle and have poor layer adhesion.
Normal print settings are 255/110 with a 65C chamber. Maybe someone else can jump in and comment on what works for them...
I totally love the ABS+ matte black finish, but it definitely doesn't have the strength to hold up long term, at least from the prints that I have made with it. It goes down super well and doesn't warp at all. I love that aspect of the filament, but you can tell there are some tradeoffs with layer adhesion/strength. I print around 250-255/110 and a 50-60c chamber. I wouldn't hesitate to use it in a build, especially if you can't get other ABS to lay down properly.