Latest Improvements

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Oversized Light Plywood is coming to the Shop

We recently introduced Light Plywood to the Proofgrade line. It’s lighter and thinner than Medium Plywood and cuts twice as fast, making it incredibly versatile.

But you wanted more - and today we have a lot more! Later today, we’re going to start offering oversized Light Plywood that measures 20” x 48”, making it ideal for use with the Pro Passthrough slot on Glowforge Pros.

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Catalog Improvements

Sort by Recently Added

Thanks to your feedback, you can now sort by Recently Added to find all the newest Catalog Designs!

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New Catalog gift guide, and Premium feature to beautify your text

2021 Glowforge Holiday Gift Guide

Why buy your gifts this holiday when you can print personalized ones! We’ve pulled together the best printable gifts for our Holiday Gift Guide. Now in the Glowforge Catalog, there’s something for everyone - even your hard-to-buy-for friends and family. Add some peace and tranquility to a loved one’s life with this Miniature Zen Garden. Or for Glowforge Pro owners, check out this Giraffe Height Ruler for your nieces and nephews (it’s over 5 feet tall!)

These are free with your Glowforge Premium membership, or available for individual purchase. They also come with full commercial rights so you can print as many as you want - for yourself, for gifts, or even to sell! We’ll be adding more giftable prints throughout the holidays so be sure to check back often!

New Text Features for Glowforge Premium

We’ve got something new for Glowforge Premium members who love using the text tool to personalize their prints. First off, we’ve added a few more text options to our font menu so you can set your font size and the spacing between your letters.

Second, we have added text effects that let you curve, skew, and envelope your text to create more creative, professional, and exciting designs. Click Style to choose from a selection of effects we think will make your projects look even more incredible.

Try out these new text options today to customize an original design, or grab some inspiration from the catalog!

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Light Plywood is coming to the Glowforge Shop! Plus new firmware

Light Plywood is coming to the Glowforge Shop

Later this week, we’re going to start offering Light Plywood. It has the same outer hardwood layer and semi-gloss coating, the same price, and comes in the same species as Medium and Thick Plywood but there are a few things that make it stand apart.

Compared to Medium Plywood, Light Plywood:

  • Is half the weight
  • Is slightly thinner at 0.12”
  • And the best part is… it cuts about twice as fast!

Light Plywood will be available in the Glowforge Shop later this week. Sign up here to be the first to know when it’s ready!

New firmware

We have an update to the firmware that will be automatically applied the next time you turn on your printer. This update doesn’t change anything now, but will help us prepare for future improvements.

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New Catalog Designs & Touch Device Scrolling Fix

New Catalog designs

We’ve added dozens of new designs from decorative accessories to fun and practical. This playful Halloween Cauldron & Witch Door Sign is a fantastic addition to your holiday decorations. Or dress up any room with breathtaking Layered Mandala Wallart!

Created by Glowforge owners just like you, these are free with your Glowforge Premium membership, or can be purchased as single and unlimited prints. They also come with full commercial rights so you can print as many as you want - for yourself, for gifts, or even to sell!

Scrolling on Touch Devices Fix We fixed an issue where it was not possible to scroll through the art library on touch devices for some users.

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Catalog design updates, Faster file upload & Custom setting fix

Catalog Design Updates

Starting this week, you’ll be eligible for free updates and improvements to catalog designs you own. Sometimes, your feedback helps us make catalog designs easier and better to print and assemble. When you open one of those designs from your dashboard, you’ll see this message offering to update the design.

Faster File Upload

Drag, drop, print - now faster than before! We’ve made improvements to the way we upload and process your files that will streamline your creativity.

Custom Settings Fix We fixed an issue where the settings for a step sometimes did not display correctly after you edit custom settings.

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Improved control on touch devices, and early access to Edit In Group

Reorder your print steps on touch devices

We’ve made it easier to reorder your print steps when you’re designing from your touch device. On your touch screen, you can now long press and drag your print steps to reorder them.

For premium members: Edit in Group is now available in Early Access

To make it easier to manage artwork that you’ve grouped, we’ve added an easy way to edit object directly. This means that, when you are looking at a grouped piece of art, you can use Edit in Group to make fine adjustments to your work without having to ungroup everything.

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Fantastic font tools, italics, and new Catalog designs

For premium members: Text like a Pro We’ve got something new for Glowforge Premium members who love and customizing their prints with personal text. We’ve revamped the text interface to make it faster to find the perfect font for your project. Now, the fonts are in categories to make it easier to choose a font that fits your project. And you can heart a font to save it in your favorites! Plus a category to see the most popular fonts to help inspire your latest creation.

New Catalog designs

We’ve added dozens of new designs from decorative accessories to fun and practical. Watch your plant babies grow with this Plant Propagation Station or spend an afternoon of fun learning Shogi Japanese Chess!

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Group, Ungroup, and more! Plus new Proofgrade sales and holiday designs

More design control in the Glowforge App All Glowforge users now have access to two new features that make it easier to design in the Glowforge app!

  • Use Grouping to move and resize objects together, while keeping their arrangement and spacing consistent.
  • Use Ungroup to remove all groups from your selection. That includes ungrouping items that were grouped automatically when you imported them!
  • Use Paste as a new step to paste as a new print step. This makes it easy to make versions of your art with different settings.

Shop for Proofgrade sales, all in one place

We’ve been able to offer some amazing promotions on Proofgrade material lately. With that, we’ve had requests to make it easier to keep track of what’s on sale. You can see all current Proofgrade discounts at https://shop.glowforge.com/collections/sale.

New holiday Catalog designs

Holiday season is right around the corner and we’ve been adding dozens of incredible designs to help you prep for the busiest time of the year. From spooky halloween decor to holiday cheer, here are just a few of your incredible designs – now available in the Catalog. or even to sell!

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Two click survey

We have a two-click survey that will show up on some folks’ dashboard. If you’re one of the lucky ones to get it, you’ll be helping us plan for amazing new things for your Glowforge!

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