1. Display and controller


After switching the Ultimaker 2+ on with the power switch at the back, the printer can easily be controlled with the push/rotate button at the right side of the display. The button allows the following actions:

  • Rotate to scroll through a menu or to select an option.
  • Push to confirm a selection or action.

When pushing the button you will hear a “beeping” sound to confirm the action. A blinking button means the Ultimaker 2+ is waiting for user input.

Display and menus

The display at the front side of the Ultimaker 2+ shows all the necessary information for setting up and using your Ultimaker 2+. When turning on the Ultimaker 2+ for the first time you will be guided through the first run wizard.  When turning on your Ultimaker 2+ after the first use, you will always see the Ultimaker logo first after which the main menu appears. The main menu offers three options: Print, Material and Maintenance.


The Print menu allows you to select a print, when using an SD card. While printing, the menu also allows you to tune the print, and change the settings for instance.


With the Material menu you can either change the material or change the settings of the material profiles.

Note: It is also possible to add custom material profiles to your Ultimaker 2+ via this menu. This page will explain you how to do that.


The Maintenance menu offers various options. In this menu you will find the option to level the build plate and an Advanced menu with options to control the build plate, print head and LED lights in the frame. These are the options in the Advanced menu:

LED settingsChange the settings of the LED lights in the frame
Heatup nozzleSet custom temperature to manually heat up the nozzle
Heatup build plateSet a custom temperature to manually heat up the heated bed
Home headHomes the head in the left back corner of the Ultimaker 2+
Lower build plateMove the build plate to the bottom
Raise build plateMove the build plate up
Insert materialHeat up the nozzle after which you can insert filament
Set fan speedSet the speed of the two fans at the sides of the print head
Retraction settingsCustomize the settings for retraction
VersionShows the current firmware version on the Ultimaker 2+
Runtime statsShows for how much time the Ultimaker 2+ has been on and printing
Factory resetA complete reset of your Ultimaker 2+