I just wanted to echo the frustrations of what some other users are experiencing so far with the expectations UNIZ originally set in their UDP Kickstarter campaign, compared to real world UDP use…. UDP Mode in reality is a joke. UNIZ lead us into believing we would be able to print just about anything using UDP mode during the KS campaign, but now that the UDP Mode capable machines are being shipped UNIZ has released some very restrictive UDP printing rules that further prove how much of a joke it really is. I have ran a few test prints using the UDP orange and gray, and I have to agree with others in saying that it just does not work as UNIZ originally lead us on to believe.
UNIZ clearly still has a lot more research/testing/etc to perform before UDP is ready for mainstream use. The current default settings for UDP printing do not work for most models (even when UNIZ’s UDP printing rules are followed), and the current UDP printing rules are so restrictive that printing in UDP is almost never going to be an option for anybody. In theory UDP sounds amazing, but in practice it is useless and wasteful.
From an outside perspective, it seems a lot like UNIZ used their (barely developed) UDP Mode as a way to bait and switch backers/buyers, so they could make their cheap machines more attractive to potential buyers. Very frustrating, and even more disappointing (UNIZ is very good at disappointing us…)
UNIZ please put more effort into making UDP Mode more usable (and user friendly). Many of your backers/buyers bought these machines specifically for the fast UDP printing mode with the expectation of it being relatively easy to use. Sure I am glad that these machines still work relatively well in normal (non-UDP) mode, but the speed of UDP mode is one of the main things that brought backers to your funding campaign(s)… now you need to deliver on that promise. The current state of UDP Mode is unacceptable. If you cannot get our machines to print with the quality and speed that your last Kickstarter campaign set the expectation for, then you owe your backers some sort of solution or other means of making up for this shortcoming…