What is Blue Tape?
The blue tape sheets that came with your MakerBot Replicator 2 help the PLA stick to the platform and make prints easier to remove when completed.
Applying Build Plate Tape
Always remove the build plate from the MakerBot Replicator before applying tape. Use a soft, flat object like a plastic squeegee or credit card to press out any wrinkles.
After applying the build tape, clean the surface with acetone or rubbing alcohol. This removes oil residue left by your fingers. Oil and dust can prevent the PLA from sticking to the build plate properly.
Replacing Build Plate Tape
If you remove prints carefully, you can reuse a single sheet for several prints. As a general rule, replace the build plate tape when it starts to tear. If you’ve used up the sheets of tape that came with your 3D printer, you can order replacement sheets at the MakerBot Store.