Improving connectivity (2/11/20)

Two connectivity improvements are heading your way! One will make your Glowforge more likely to stay connected when the Wi-Fi signal is poor, and the other allows the software to retry more intelligently when there’s a network problem. Your printer will update the next time you turn your Glowforge off and on.

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Proofgrade across Europe; get notified when your favorite materials are available; higher speed for raster images only (1/20/20)

The Shop is now available to all EU customers! Speaking of the Shop, you said it’d be useful to hear when sold out Proofgrade materials are available again. Now, you can click “Email Me When Available” for any sold-out Proofgrade material.

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International design catalog and improved Wi-Fi (1/6/20)

It’s finally here! We’ve updated the design catalog with a new design and ecommerce system. That means we can finally make designs available to our international customers!

We’ve also made an improvement to make your Wi-Fi connection more robust.

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Improving connectivity & planned downtime (12/1/19)

We have a firmware update that will improve your machine’s ability to connect to our servers. Most printers will update the next time you turn your Glowforge off and on.

And this Tuesday, Dec 3rd at 11:30 PM PST, we have some planned downtime to update our servers with security and reliability improvements. Our site may be unavailable for up to an hour.

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Rise and shine: lights on before pictures (11/25/19)

When your Glowforge goes to sleep, the lights dim. Sometimes this results in a camera image that’s too dark to see. The next time your Glowforge powers on, it will install an update to ensure that the lights come on before a picture is taken.

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Increasing the speed of light: four ways your Glowforge is getting faster (and a loud noise) (10/22/19)

We are really, really excited about this set of latest improvements.

A new beta setting will dramatically increase the top speed your Glowforge can achieve. The top speed of the Glowforge Basic is now 1.4x, the Plus is 2.8x, and the Pro is a whopping 4.2x as fast as before. While your Glowforge won’t always run at top speed, today’s release can make prints go much faster than before. You’ll see the biggest improvements in large engravings. You'll also see your printer head moving much faster when autofocusing or homing.

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Zoom out 4x plus change to the side buffer look (8/20/19)

You can now zoom out to 50% (showing twice as much) and 25% (showing four times as much). The previous limit was 67%. Of course, all the other zoom levels are still available.

We’ve also changed the look of the side buffers that indicate where you can and cannot print. They’ve changed from striped to a solid, transparent grey.

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Glowforge App Interface Improvements (7/30/19)

We’ve made some improvements to the Glowforge interface based on your feedback! These are particularly helpful on phone and tablet, but you’ll see improvements on many desktop devices too.

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Glowforge Shop Updates (7/8/19)

We’ve updated the Glowforge Shop for US customers. This will make it easier for us to grow, including things like international expansion. As part of the change, we’re switching from auto-applying credits to electronic gift cards; you can request and use them when you need them.

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Daily dose of inspiration (7/1/19)

Every featured print on your Dashboard now comes with the story of the amazing Glowforge owner who created it. Feeling inspired? Add your own to the Made on a Glowforge section of the Community!

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