Introducing Precision Power and Full Power

We’re introducing something big: Full Power for fast and beautiful cuts and Precision Power for incredibly delicate cuts and engraves. We’re also fixing the display of names and uploads with linked images.

Introducing Precision Power

You’re getting a whole new world of abilities for creating crisp cuts and beautiful engravings on delicate materials like paper, leather and veneer: Precision Power. Precision power also unlocks light and richly detailed engraves on materials like wood and acrylic. Precision power is used by default for Proofgrade™ materials. From the manual settings tab, you can access Precision Power by choosing any power setting from 1-99.

You don’t need to do anything if you’re just using the default Proofgrade settings; all of the Proofgrade materials are already updated to use the new power settings to ensure the best engraves for your materials.

precision-power-die-engrave-on-printer-paper-with-glowforge-basic These dice are made out of regular printer paper and engraved using Precision Power mode.

Introducing Full Power

Full Power works together with Precision Power mode like two peas in a pod. Full Power is the setting to give you gorgeous, fast, consistent cuts on materials like hardwood, plywood and acrylic.

If you’re experimenting in the Manual Settings tab, just set the power to 100 to access Full Power. For most cuts you’ll want to use Full Power, and simply adjust the speed to make your cuts come out just as you like.

Just like Precision Power, you don’t need to do anything if you’re just using the default Proofgrade settings, as we’ve spent many hours finding the best cut settings for your materials for you.

No more linked image problems

It’s frustrating when you try to upload a design and it doesn’t work like you were hoping. For example, sometimes when you create artwork using design software, you end up with “linked images” instead of ones that are saved right along with the rest of the artwork. Now you get a heads up when this happens so it’s easy to fix it, and get your artwork right as you imagine it - images and all!

We love you, and your name too

Your name will be displayed in the app as your given name plus the first letter of your last name. This replaces your email address - that way when you share screenshots of your projects in the Glowforge app in the forum or with friends, you won’t be sharing your email too.

We love making your Glowforge better

We love making stuff better for you. In addition to the changes above, every update comes with bug fixes and other improvements.

What do you think? We’re talking about the latest improvements on the Community Forum.