The iconic 3D Laser Printer

Make magical things at the push of a button.

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What can you print with Glowforge?

  • Hardwoodskin

    Personalized hardwood skin for Macbook Pro

    Print Time: 19 min
    Material Cost: $9.00
  • Drone

    Drone with dual rubberband gatling guns

    Print Time: 153 min
    Material Cost: $721.00
  • Satchel

    Kip leather custom satchel

    Print Time: 133 min
    Material Cost: $58.00
  • Paperart

    Watercolor papercut artwork

    Print Time: 6 min
    Material Cost: $3.00
  • Spicejars

    Engraved glass spice jars

    Print Time: 9 min
    Material Cost: $10.00
  • Stringlamp

    Yarn and plywood glow lamps

    Print Time: 102 min
    Material Cost: $28.00
  • Hemisphereshelf

    Interlocking spherical wall shelf

    Print Time: 27 min
    Material Cost: $11.00
  • Woodmap

    Plywood bathymetric map & frame

    Print Time: 183 min
    Material Cost: $32.00

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Built on Laser Cutter/Engraver Technology

Glowforge uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials

Glowforge can

Wood left

...and it can

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12 revolutionary features that give you creative laser superpowers

  • Precision preview

    1. Precision Preview

    The camera shows the actual material inside of your Glowforge so you can drag around your design with your mouse or finger. Position it wherever it looks best and see what it will look like before you hit print.

  • Design with a pen

    2. Design with just a pen

    You can skip the design software. From a doodle to a masterpiece, onboard cameras scan and transform your drawing. Resize, copy, or personalize - you’re just one button away from a beautiful print.

  • Recognize materials

    3. Automatically recognize materials

    Proofgrade® brand materials are automatically recognized by your Glowforge. Material settings are instantly configured so you can focus on your project.

  • 3d autofocus

    4. 3D Autofocus

    Just like a camera, your Glowforge has a fully automatic focusing system to cut and engrave on materials both thick and thin. Before each print, the height is measured with exacting precision to be sure it prints perfectly, every time.

  • Catalog

    5. Catalog

    Personalized designer jewelry. The perfect shoulder bag. Lighting, housewares, art, party goods, and furniture. The Glowforge catalog lets you buy & print intricate, beautiful designs that you may not have the time or experience to create yourself.

  • Just one plug

    6. Set up in under 30 minutes

    Your Glowforge uses Wi-Fi and a regular outlet so setup is easy. Tutorials make the first three prints a snap. Ventilate out a window or add a Glowforge Air Filter to print anywhere.

  • High res engraving

    7. 3D high-res engraving

    Engrave complex, three dimensional curves with 1,000 DPI resolution. To get perfect detail and sculpt with real depth, Glowforge can carve away material with multiple passes for truly detailed and impressive results.

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    8. Compatible

    Work from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows or Linux computer. Design with Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, GIMP, Fusion 360, Corel Draw, and more. Compatible with JPG, PDF, PNG, and SVG.

  • Optical alignment

    9. Cloud Simplicity

    Your Glowforge runs from a web browser, which means there’s no software to install - ever. Drag and drop your designs right onto your material. Upgrades are instant and seamless.

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    10. Laser precision

    Your Glowforge motors can control motion to a thousandth of an inch, and the laser can focus down to the width of a human hair. Combined, they can create prints with exquisite detail and precision.

  • Safe for schools

    11. Safe for schools

    Under FDA regulations, Glowforge Basic is categorized as a Class 1 laser, like a DVD player, so no special precautions are required to use it. The Pro model is Class 4 device like other lasers, and requires additional precautions.

  • Air filter

    12. Air Filter upgrade

    The unique Glowforge Air Filter lets you put the Glowforge anywhere, no matter what material you’re cutting. It snaps right under the Glowforge and makes it just 7" taller. Alternately, you can use your Glowforge near a window with the included duct.

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Design with the software you’re used to.

Personalize with photos

Not a designer? Meet our catalog.

Choose a design from dozens of categories like personal electronics, jewelry, toys, furniture, leather goods, lighting, containers, art, and more.

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Specs Summary & Upgrades

Material Capability

  • 19.5” by 11” (Glowforge Basic )
  • 19.5” by ∞ (Glowforge Pro)


  • Drag-and-drop with live camera preview
  • Works with Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, and more
  • JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and more


  • Dual cameras: wide angle & macro
  • Custom 40W (Basic) / 45W (Pro) laser
  • Precise to 1/1000th of an inch
  • Full autofocus
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