How Do I Calibrate My Silhouette Alta?

For a seamless 3D printing experience, it is essential to use a 3D printer that is properly calibrated. One of the most popular and reliable 3D printers is the Silhouette Alta.

It is easy to use, provides great print quality, and offers a wide range of features. But in order to get the most out of your Silhouette Alta it needs to be properly calibrated. Luckily, calibrating the printer is not difficult if you know what you are doing.

Step 1: To start with you will need to gather the necessary materials for calibration. This includes a feeler gauge, a level surface on which to place your printer, and a piece of paper or cardboard. The feeler gauge should be 0.25 mm thick.

Step 2: Place your printer on the level surface and make sure it is stable and secure. Next, place the feeler gauge between the nozzle and build plate of your Silhouette Alta.

Step 3: Now you can adjust the distance between the nozzle and build plate until it is 0.25 mm thick by turning one or both of the adjustment screws on either side of the build plate.

Step 4: Once you have adjusted both screws so that they are equally tight, place your piece of paper or cardboard onto the build plate and lower it until it just touches both sides equally.

Step 5: To check if everything is properly calibrated you can use an object such as a ruler or caliper to measure any gaps between the object and build plate on all sides. If there are any gaps then you will need to make further adjustments until everything is even.


Calibrating your Silhouette Alta is not complicated if you know what steps to follow. With just five simple steps, anyone can easily calibrate their 3D printer for improved print quality and better results.