Latest Improvements

Changes are coming soon and may take time to appear.


Two new ways to align your artwork

Alignment toolbar

It’s now easier than ever to perfectly align and arrange your artwork in the app.

With the new alignment toolbar, you can now align multiple objects (like your text or artwork) to the tops, middles or bottoms of one another. You can also align objects to their lefts, centers, or rights. Use the Evenly space tools to help you make sure the spacing between objects are the exact same.

Smart snapping for Glowforge Premium

For Premium members, aligning is a snap! With smart snapping, teal guidelines help you position objects while you’re moving them. Simply move any object close to another to get teal alignment guides that help you keep everything neat & tidy.

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Even more accurate autofocus & new firmware

Even more accurate measurements

We've made an improvement to the way your Glowforge measures the height of your material. This may improve the quality of your laser's focus. It can also make your print preview more accurate.

New firmware

The next time you turn on your Glowforge, the firmware will update automatically. This update will help us prepare for future improvements.

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Next Premium Feature "In Line"

Introducing Patterned Lines

We’re really excited about a new Premium feature - Patterned Lines! With this feature, you can add some really stunning details to your design with just a few clicks, as well as functional designs such as stitching holes or tabs that hold small parts into the sheet you’re cutting them from.

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A new way to see What’s New and Edit in Group

A new way to see what’s new

Many of you often ask us “What’s new?”

With the latest update to the Dashboard, you’ll see more new feature announcements, tutorials, tips and tricks, new designs, sales, and more in these content areas.

Edit in Group is now available to all users

We launched the Edit in Group feature to Early Access for Premium users a little while ago and thanks to your feedback, it’s now ready for all users! This means that, when you are looking at a group of artwork, you can use Edit in Group to make detailed adjustments while still keeping the artwork in a group.

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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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