I’m up… LOL
personally, I print almost exclusively with our house brand with a couple of exceptions, if I need another filament for a colour match, function or if my wife asks me to pick up something she chooses for a project she is working on.
I will have to be honest one of the most important factors I use in choosing filament is predictability. Will the roll I buy today print/look the same as a roll I bought a year ago?
In my case, I do production runs for my customers so I want the next run to look like the last.
I have had the best success with the 3DPC brand, the IIID Max finishes up really nice, nice spooling on it as well 100% Canadian is a nice added bonus. The Hello3D has some nice colours and the spooling I have had no issues with at all. My wife generally prints with it her things are usually one-off kinds of designs so I cannot speak to colour consistency but the quality is there for sure. I do have to admit, I also will add a couple of rolls of PRUSAmint filament into any Prusa parts order I place just to have a few rolls around, Its consistency, colour and winding are just outstanding. By the time I get it here though it’s almost $50 a roll. We used to carry a brand made in Montreal called Meterieo 3D. I really liked their colour palette and consistency seemed to exceed expectations, however, they were able to keep up with the demand we were able to create for them. I ordered a couple of rolls from them direct but even now I cannot get the Army green I was looking for.
I kinda put the Value PLA and the EUROPA in the same group. Decent filament will print without drying and once in a while, you will get a tangle or an inconsistent size. However, it’s also sub $20 a KG so I can expect to waste a meter here or there without an issue.
I hope that helps