Follow the steps to discover what material suits the purpose
Is the item you want to print a toy or decorative?
Examples: a desk toy, an action figure, a board game piece, etc.
Does the item have a lot of intricate detail?
Examples: a detailed model city
Does the item need to be fairly durable?
Examples: a gear, pulley, or protective cover
Does the item need to bend or stretch to be functional?
Examples: a phone case, a wrist band, a skateboard wheel
Will the item be subjected to high-ish temperatures (like the inside of a car)?
Does the item need a remote chance at being food-safe?
Will the item live outside for extended periods of time in direct sunlight?
Examples: a fence latch, a garden hose nozzle, a flower pot
Do you have a heated build chamber?