Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy the Imperial Terrain Files and re-sell them?

No. Please read the Imperial Terrain License Agreement. We currently have printers across the globe helping us fulfill demand. However, Dave will discuss limited wholesale terms or printing terms with Local Game Stores. Please contact with any specific questions.

Do I need supports when printing the STL files?

I design all Imperial Terrain files to not need supports. Even if it looks like it needs them (arches, etc) you still don't need them. Make sure your printer is tuned and your bridging settings are locked in and you'll be fine. Potentially, you will need to use a hobby knife to clean up a few loose threads.

What are the best settings to print with?

We print all production pieces at .2 layer height with 2 perimeters. All files should be clean in the slicer. If you notice any oddities please email and we will review and edit as needed.

What size magnets can I use with terrain pieces?

8mm x 3mm and 8mmx1mm round magnets. Click HERE for an example.

Do you ship to the EU or UK?

We are not currently shipping internationally. You can order directly from an authorized licensed reseller of Imperial Terrain printed terrain. Our list of licensed resellers can be found HERE.

What size build plate do I need?

Our models are designed to fit mainly on 200mm x 200mm beds. You, of course, can use your preferred slicing software to "Cut" the model into smaller sizes for printing. Most slicers will only allow you to do this along the XY plane for example and this could require you to rotate the model, then cut, then rotate back.

What type of 3d printer should I buy?

There are some great product reviews and product comparison videos on YouTube that do a much better job of answering this question than we ever could! Our print farm is made up of all Prusas - therefore we don't have any first-hand knowledge of other 3d printer brands.

Can the STLs be used with resin printers (Elegoo Mars, Anycubic, etc)?

Our models can work with Resin printers, any STL file can be loaded into a resin printer's slicer the same way you can do so with an FDM (Filament) based printer.   Your mileage may vary however as to the final detail. Generally smaller models with more detail will work better. Larger models would need to be hollowed out using a tool like meshmixer to save on resin usage.

What type of glue should I use to assemble?

We prefer using the Gorilla brand of gel super glue (blue cap) but any standard super glue will work.

My print bed is too small for your files. Can I still print them?

Yes you can, most slicers have a "Cut" option that allow you to split a model in two. Most slicers will only allow you to do this along the XY plane for example, and this could require you to rotate the model, then cut ,then rotate back.