Latest Improvements

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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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Onboarding tour and new Catalog designs

We’ve given away over $5,000,000 to Glowforge owners like you through our referral program. At the same time, the #1 question about the referral program is “where do I find my referral code?”

We’ve added to the onboarding so new Glowforge owners can find their referral code and share the Glowforge magic!

New catalog designs

We’ve added dozens of new designs for everyday activities to the Glowforge Catalog.

We are talking about the latest improvements in the Community Forum.

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Something while you’re printing & new Early Access features

A Glowforge owner shared a wonderful idea with us: what if you had something inspiring to look at while you’re waiting for your print to finish?

We whipped up this quick showcase that shares amazing prints tagged with #glowforge while you print.

Premium members now have Early Access to new features that make it easier to design in the Glowforge app!

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Taking pictures more reliably

We’ve made improvements to the way the cameras on your Glowforge take pictures so that it succeeds more often.

We will be rolling this update out automatically to all customers over the course of the next week. If you’ve seen the messages “The camera didn’t take a picture” or “Unable to align” (during a Pro Passthrough print) in the past, you may see them less frequently with this update.

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Upcycle your cardboard shipping boxes

You can now easily upcycle unused cardboard boxes into amazing creations.

Thanks to Early Access feedback, we’re now ready to release this to all Glowforge owners. You’ll find settings for cutting, scoring, and engraving for two common thicknesses of corrugated cardboard. We tested the settings with plain, unmarked cardboard commonly used by retailers such as Amazon for their shipping boxes.

However, Glowforge can’t guarantee materials from third parties - they may use different glues or have other material differences that could create problems. As always, watch your Glowforge while it’s printing.

To print on cardboard, when you open a design, just search for “cardboard” in the materials menu. To decide which material to select, measure your cardboard (we recommend using your Gift of Good Measure!) to find its thickness.

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Updates to the UI

Improved visuals

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Last week we released User Interface improvements, including brighter, most visible lines. The feedback was fantastic! Based on your thoughtful comments, we added an option so you can switch between thinner lines that give you more precision (now the default), and thicker lines that are easier to see. Thank you for helping us make things even better!

If you prefer the extreme visibility of the thicker lines, we’ve got you covered – you can choose More visible in the Preferences menu!

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Cardboard settings, new Catalog design pages & updates to the UI

For Premium members: Settings for Corrugated Cardboard in Early Access Starting this week, Premium members will get early access to presets for cutting, scoring, and engraving on some types of corrugated cardboard. These have been tested with plain, unmarked cardboard of the thickness Amazon uses with their shipping boxes.

However, Glowforge can’t guarantee materials from third parties - they may use different glues or have other material differences that could create problems. As always, watch your Glowforge while it’s printing.

To get started, turn on “Settings for 1/8” Corrugated Cardboard” and “Settings for 5/32” Corrugated Cardboard” in Premium Early Access:

New Catalog design pages

In April we announced that you can start selling your designs in our Catalog. Owner creations are now some of the most popular designs, and Catalog prints are at an all-time high. So to make catalog designs clearer and easier to browse, we’re upgrading to a brand new look.

Improved visuals

We’ve been working to streamline interacting with the App Workspace. It’s now easier to select and manipulate objects, and new, brighter colors will make it easier to see your artwork in the workspace - with accessibility options for people who have trouble seeing colors, too.

Here are some of the changes we think you’ll love:

  • Thicker lines and brighter colors make it easier to see your artwork in the workspace
  • Resize and rotate handles are easier to see, especially against bright materials
  • Adjusted selection box size makes it easy to move and resize very small objects
  • Harder to accidentally drag objects when they overlap
  • Selecting an object in the workspace highlights it in the canvas and vice versa
  • Arrow keys now nudge at even increments (.1in and .25in or 0.5mm/2mm)
  • Holding shift while moving artwork limits movement to 45° angles
  • Preferences Menu that lets you choose from 5 color palettes for your workspace
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Print on copy paper

Your Glowforge is taking precision printing to a whole new level using preset settings for cutting, scoring, and engraving plain paper. The settings are tuned for standard 20 lb office copy paper.

Starting today, new owners will see an Onboarding Checklist in their Dashboard that walks you through how to get started with your Glowforge.

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