Unlimited printing power with endless possibilities
Imagine if you had a magical printer that could create anything you dreamed of. With your Glowforge, you can. You'll create something amazing.
Anyone from children to professional designers can create something to be proud of. With Glowforge, you can sketch with pad and paper, use your favorite photo, upload a design from the software you already know, or use a digital design you love.
Glowforge brings that idea to life with hundreds of materials. The free software and built-in cameras show you what your design will look like so you know it will be perfect when you hit “print”.
Eyes light up when they see the most thoughtful gift they’ve ever received, when your creation perfectly brings the room together, or when the silverware drawer is finally organized just the way you want it. The moment that happens because you made it with Glowforge. We can't wait to see what you create.
Simple setup in under 30 minutes
Works with hundreds of materials
Live camera preview of your work
Free web-based software
Autofocus and 3D engraving
Compatible with your Mac, PC, tablet, or phone
Safe for home and school
I saw the video and fell in love, but it was hard to justify the price. I shouldn’t have worried. Two months later, it's already paid for itself.
Lasers like your Glowforge require ventilation. All Glowforge printers come with a 4" (10 cm) diameter hose which allows you to use your Glowforge near a window.
Our Air Filter upgrade lets you put your Glowforge anywhere. It sits on the ground near your Glowforge printer and cleans the air, allowing you to operate it anywhere in your home, school, or office!
Great news! You can use your Glowforge from a Mac, PC, tablet, and smartphone, using our simple, powerful, and free web interface.
To prepare your project, you can choose to use any software that saves a PDF (Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Autodesk 360, and Sketchup and more)
Glowforge can print JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and other file formats. To print a file, just drag-and-drop it directly on our app, and then adjust the preview to your liking.
Your Glowforge is yours to use, free of charge! The Glowforge cloud service gives you unlimited monthly prints, including all the features you see in our video. And don’t worry, there’s no paid subscription required.
Believe it or not - most of our customers tell us it takes them less than 30 minutes to get their printer out of the box, plug it in, set it up, and finish their first print!
Glowforge uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut and engrave with incredible accuracy within a thousandth of an inch. Further, your Glowforge can engrave images in stunning high-resolution - comparable to what you see on your phone or computer screen now. You can learn more, here.
Glowforge opens up a world of materials. While traditional 3D printers are confined to layers of plastic, Glowforge is completely different. Delve into hundreds of beautiful materials like leather, acrylic, hardwood, fabric - even chocolate!
Glowforge can cut wood, fabric, leather, paper, Plexiglas (acrylic), Delrin (acetal), mylar, rubber, Corian, foods, and more. Glowforge can also engrave all of the above plus glass, coated metal, marble, anodized aluminum, titanium, some phones, tablets, and laptops, and more laser safe materials.
For a by-the-minute update on what folks are printing: check out #glowforge on Instagram.
No matter which Glowforge you choose, you’ll be able to use materials measuring 12 x 20.4”
The Glowforge Pro has a Passthrough slot which accommodates material up to 20.4” wide, 1/4" thick, and as long as you want.
Want to work with a thicker material? Simply remove the stainless steel crumb tray in the bottom of your Glowforge and print with materials up to 2” thick.
The Glowforge has a compact 3’ x 2’ footprint and fits well in any craft space, workshop, or family area.
Whichever Glowforge model you choose, you can be sure your Glowforge will be easy to set up and use, and will allow you to work with hundreds of materials. It comes will free printing software, everything you need to get started, and a free supply of premium materials to get you started. But there are some differences between our three models.
Not sure which model is right for you?
Here are a few more details to help you decide:
Speed (Pro is fastest): The Glowforge Pro top engraving speed is 3x as fast as the Glowforge Basic, and cutting is 1.2x as fast. The Glowforge Plus top engraving speed is 2x as fast as the Glowforge Basic.
Warranty (Plus and Pro have 12 months): The Glowforge Basic has 6 months of warranty coverage, while the Plus and Pro offer a double warranty of a full 12 months warranty.
Material Size (Pro has Passthrough): All Glowforge printers can accommodate materials measuring up to 18” deep, 20.4” wide, and 2” tall. The maximum printable area is about 11 x 19.5”. The Glowforge Pro allows you to make enormous oversized prints. The Pro Passthrough slot in the front and back allows for materials that are 20” wide, up to ¼” thick, and as long as you want. That means you can create huge, dramatic products like furniture. To use the passthrough, you print the first 10 inches (25.4 cm), then slide the material through the slot, and repeat.
Laser Class: The Plus and Basic models are a Class 1 laser (like a DVD player). The Passthrough slot makes the Pro model a Class 4 laser which requires the person using it to have laser safety training (included with your purchase). You should not use the Pro in public or around kids without installing Pro Shields, which are included with your purchase.
Temperatures (Pro prints up to 81°F (27°C)): The Pro is designed for printing all day in temperatures up to 81°F (27°C). The Basic and Plus will pause periodically to cool if used continually in warm temperatures; they’re designed for environments up to 75°F (24°C).
Technology: The Glowforge Plus has an upgraded linear system to support faster motor speeds and upgraded optics for maximum cutting capability. The Glowforge Pro has all that and adds a solid state cooling unit and an upgraded 45 watt laser for the fastest possible prints.