MatterHackers LayerLock Garolite Build Surface

LayerLock Garolite Build Surface takes the guesswork out of 3D printing nylon-based filaments by providing the strong first layer adhesion required for succeeding with any print.

Top LayerLock Garolite Features:
- Increase Nylon Printing Success - Ideal surface for nylon-based filaments
- Long-Lasting Surface - Designed to last for hundreds of prints
- Decrease Warping - Other materials compatible with this surface stick well

This product includes one square sheet of sandpaper and one PVA glue stick to guarantee success long-term success.

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LayerLock Garolite Build Surface is the reliable choice for consistently strong bed adhesion with nylon-based materials. By decreasing warping, succeeding with other advanced (and common) filaments just got a lot easier with this specially formulated surface.

Key Features of LayerLock Garolite: 

  • Ideal for Printing Nylon-Based Filaments
  • Durable, Long-Lasting Surface
  • Decreases Warping
  • Free Sandpaper and PVA Glue Stick included for prolonged success 

Take the Guess Out of Advanced Materials Success

LayerLock Garolite Build Surface is designed to avoid warping issues that most common bed surfaces struggle with when facing Nylon's fickle adhesion properties.

  • Easily succeed with engineering-grade materials like NylonX and NylonG
  • Save time, money, and resources thanks to reduced failures from warping
  • Learn how to succeed with nylon on garolite via this article
Beautiful NylonX printed on a LayerLock Garolite build surface

NylonG print with a Pulse XE 3D Printer in the background

Consistent Durability and Reliability That Lasts

With proper care, hobbyists and professionals can expect the strong adhesion and lifespan of LayerLock Garolite Build Surface to last for thousands of prints thanks to its specially manufactured surface that's sturdier than most print build sheets on the market.

  • Engineered to last thanks to its linen-based, phenolic properties
  • Expect consistent, reliable strong print adhesion to the bed
  • Sandpaper included prolonging surface's usability

Expand 3D Printing Material Options

LayerLock Garolite Build Surface significantly increases one's success with nylon-based filaments—while also still being compatible with standard filaments—making it a worthy go-to surface for makers to expand their filament printing options.

  • Print with advanced materials you may not have been ready to try before
  • Still print filament favorites like PLA and PETG
  • Enjoy the large variety of filaments you can print on garolite alone
A NylonX print successfully printed on a LayerLock Garolite Build Surface for the Ultimaker 3D printer

What Materials are Compatible with LayerLock Garolite Build Surface?

Compatible Material PVA Glue Needed Dry Before Printing*
NylonX / NylonG / NylonK

Nylon (Various)





Wood-fill Materials

Metal-fill Materials

Taulman 910

Taulman T-Glase


*Some filaments absorb moisture more quickly than other filaments and need to be frequently put in a drying device to ensure they are moisture-free before printing for optimal results. We recommend the PrintDry PRO to dry filament. Why do I need to dry my filament? Check out this article on the benefits of doing so.

How Do You Install and Maintain LayerLock Garolite Build Surface?


  • Clean your build plate with isopropyl alcohol.
  • Remove the adhesive liner on the back of the garolite.
  • Attach and align the garolite onto the build plate.
  • Calibrate Z-height with the newly installed surface.
  • Level print bed

That's it! You're ready to print. For a more detailed walkthrough on "How to Succeed" with garolite installation, check out our article here!


  • Wipe the print surface before and after a print with isopropyl alcohol to maintain a clean surface.
  • Clean off PVA glue with water.
  • Be careful whenever using a sharp scraper to remove prints off the surface. 
  • If the print surface becomes damaged from scratches or slight chipping, it is recommended that users lightly sand with 220 grit sandpaper and a sanding block. It is best to sand the entire plate evenly to avoid creating low spots. Avoid inhaling dust particles from sanding by wearing a respirator mask.

Person removing a PRO Series Tough PLA printed part off a LayerLock Garolite Build Surface that comes stock with the Pulse XE 3D Printer

What Sizes are Available for LayerLock Garolite Build Surface?

Length x Width Available Thicknesses Printer Compatibility*
8" x 8" (203mm x 203mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)

  • RepRap Machines
9" x 10" (228mm x 254mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)

9.25" x 9.25" (235mm x 235mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)

11.02" x 14.06" (280mm x 357mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)
• 0.156" (3.96mm)

11.8" x 11.8" (300mm x 300mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)

12" x 12" (304mm x 304mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)

13.07" x 13.39" (332mm x 340mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)

13.78" x 13.78" (350mm x 350mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)

  • Voron 2.4 (350 x 350)
14.84" x 14.57" (377mm x 370mm)

• 0.033" (0.84mm)

*This is compatibility in terms of size. It is up to the user to confirm that their printer has the necessary components/upgrades to print the higher temp/abrasive materials listed in the material compatibility section.

What Else Comes with LayerLock Garolite Build Surface?

  • 1 x Sandpaper
  • 1 x Glue Stick

LayerLock Garolite Build Surface Technical Specifications

  • LayerLock Garolite Build Surface with adhesive backing
    • Operating Temperature: Up to 250°F (~121°C)
    • Size Tolerance: +/- 0.015"
    • Thickness Tolerance: +/- 0.005"
    • Thickness: Varies. See Table above for thickness availability of specific options.
    • Surface Area: Varies. See Table above for surface areas of specific options.
  • Sandpaper
    • Size - 3" x 3"
    • 220g
  • PVA Glue Stick
    • 0.24 oz stick
    • Water Washable

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