Latest 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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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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