Nozzle size in printer name. Why?

Is there a way to change the name of your printers in Creality Print? Because when setting up the printers there is no way to choose any nozzle size other than 0.40. It then names the printer WITH THAT nozzle size! “Ender-5 Plus_0.4 nozzle” and “CR-30_0.4 nozzle” I use 0.6 nozzles, and want them (well those 2 anyway) named correctly. I know it’s a small thing…

Click on Printer name:



Then you can create a profile for your 0.6 nozzle and name it.


Hope that helps a little…

G’day @jimandyen
Thanks for pointing that out, I hadn’t found that method of getting there, only from the tools menu.
Went down the process of creating another E-5 Plus, but the the nozzle drop-down (which has 0.4, 0.6 & 0.8 for the K1 Max) only has 0.4. Used the 0.4 option. To add to it, I named the new printer “Ender-5 Plus_0.6 nozzle” thinking that I’d just go through and change the settings for the new one. But… the software had named my new printer “Ender-5 Plus_0.6 nozzle_0.4 nozzle” - yep, tacked on the nozzle even though I didn’t want it.
I mean, really, it’s just a name. I only have one E-5 Plus so I know I’ve got a 0.6 nozzle in it, and I’ve modified the printer config to what I’ve got. But it would sure be nice if we could select the nozzle size at installation, or add with the size nozzle we have. Perhaps @Collin could have a chat with the programming gurus to get that added?
Anyhow, it works, I can live with the name!

New can change the printer name and modify the nozzle parameters. But other print parameters need to be reconfigured as well, or something will go wrong.

By default the nozzle parameter is not supported for modification, Creality Print will consider it in the next version.

Thank you @Collin for clarifying. I’ll keep an eye out in future versions of Creality Print for the enhanced method.

Perhaps someone should tell the manufacture that the software does not handle anything but a .4 nozzle, selling usless product (not supported by the software) is a fine way to build customer loyalty.
It’s 2024 and Creality has still not fixed this!

I have found a workaround for this issue which involves a simple edit of a file.

If anyone is interested I will post the fix, it involves editing/replacing one file.

I am sure that the Creality team will add this in a later version. I will be submitting a bug report to the software and technical team so that they can review this hopefully sooner.

Thanks @Nikoli posting that would be handy.

If you are using Creality Print v4.3.8 then you should be able to do the following…

The following procedure will add the ability to pick different nozzle sizes when adding a K1 printer to the slicer rather than being stuck to just 0.4. This will result in the printer name also updating with the nozzle size selected (K1_0.4 nozzle, K1_0.6 nozzle or K1_0.8 nozzle).

On your computer go to the settings folder of Creality Print, on Windows this can usually be accessed by entering the following into the address bar of Windows Explorer or by the run command box by holding Win + R:


In this folder you will see a file named machines.json, right click on the file and open it with Notepad.
Select Edit from the top menu followed by Find, in the search box enter "K1" and press enter.
You should land on a section titled "name": "K1",
2 lines below this you should see:
"supportExtruderDiameters": "0.4",
replace this line with:
"supportExtruderDiameters": "0.4,0.6,0.8",
Select File then Save from the top menu of Notepad and then proceed to close Notepad.

Next time you run Creality Print and go to add a new printer you should find that you will have the option to choose the K1 followed by either 0.4, 0.6 or 0.8 nozzle :slight_smile:

Do remember to double check the line width settings etc to be sure nothing is out of place or unusual.

This procedure should also work with later versions of the slicer if required too as I have also tested this method with the pre-release version of 4.3.9. However, copying over the machines.json file from one version to another version will likely result in errors or failures as the line numbers change in each version. It is therefore best to edit the file manually if you update versions. :slight_smile:

I know its not an ideal solution but should make things cleaner for those who would prefer the correct nozzle size in the name.

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That worked!

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Glad to hear it worked for you. I have submitted a request to the software team for the inclusion of the 0.6 and 0.8 nozzle sizes in future releases of the slicer.