Z Offset

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A screenshot of the Z Offset setting as seen in MatterControl's SETTINGS pane.


The distance to move the nozzle along the Z axis to ensure that it is the correct distance from the print bed. A positive number will raise the nozzle, and a negative number will lower it.


  • millimeters (mm)

Can be zero.

Can be negative.

Custom G-Code Variable




In this example, all values for the Z position will be offset by 0.2 mm so the nozzle will be 0.2 mm higher than it would normally have been.

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