Meet Glowforge

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Make Your Design

No matter your skill level, it’s easy to bring your designs to life. Use the software you know. Glowforge is compatible with everything from PowerPoint to Adobe Illustrator to high-end CAD software. Or, just use a pen. Onboard cameras will scan your drawing and turn it into a digital file you can print, once or a hundred times.

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Watch the Magic Happen

You can use hundreds of materials with your Glowforge, including wood, leather, fabric, cardboard, acrylic, and even chocolate. Our app makes it easy to preview your design on the material and position it exactly where you want it. When you’re ready, hit print and watch your Glowforge go.

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Customize and Assemble

See your finished print in minutes, then customize or assemble your work. All that’s left to decide is if you’re going to gift it, keep it, or even launch your own creative business by selling it! We can’t wait to see what you create.

All Glowforge printers are quick to set up, easy to use, and work with hundreds of different materials.

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

The revolutionary features that set Glowforge apart.

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Live Camera Preview

See your design take shape before you print. Onboard cameras show you a preview of your design on whatever material you choose. Place your design with your mouse or finger and position it exactly where you want.

Features Display - Live Camera Preview

Live Camera Preview

See your design take shape before you print. Onboard cameras show you a preview of your design on whatever material you choose. Place your design with your mouse or finger and position it exactly where you want.

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3D Autofocus

Just like a camera, your Glowforge has a fully automatic focusing system to cut and engrave on materials both thick and thin. Before each print, the height is measured with exacting precision to be sure it prints perfectly, every time.

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3D Hi-Res Engraving

Engrave complex, three dimensional curves with 1,000 DPI resolution. To get perfect detail and sculpt with real depth, Glowforge can carve away material with multiple passes for truly detailed and impressive results.

Set up in minutes

Set up in minutes

The hardest part of setting up is deciding what to print first. Your Glowforge uses Wi-Fi and a regular outlet, and tutorials make the first prints a snap. Put your Glowforge near a window with the included exhaust hose or add a Glowforge Air Filter to print anywhere.

Safe for schools

Safe for schools

Under FDA regulations, the Glowforge Basic and Glowforge Plus are categorized as Class 1 lasers, like a DVD player, so no special precautions are required to use them. The Pro model is a Class 4 device like other lasers, and requires additional precautions.

Laser Precision

Laser Precision

Your Glowforge motors can control motion to a thousandth of an inch, and the laser can focus down to the width of a human hair. Combined, they can create prints with exquisite detail and precision.

Design With Just A Pen

Design with just a pen

Just use a pen to draw directly onto your materials, and watch your designs transform. From a doodle to a masterpiece, onboard cameras scan and turn your drawing into a real product. Resize, copy, or personalize it further – you’re just one button away from a beautiful print.

Design Catalog

Design Catalog

When you don’t want to start from scratch, browse, buy, and print from the Glowforge catalog. Choose from dozens of ready-to-print designs that you can personalize, like jewelry, the perfect shoulder bag, or fun wall art. No design experience needed.

Compatible

Compatible

Use the format and system that’s best for you. You can work from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows or Linux computer. Design with Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, GIMP, Fusion 360, Corel Draw, and more – even PowerPoint or Google Docs! Compatible with JPG, PDF, PNG, and SVG.

Cloud Simplicity

Cloud Simplicity

Your Glowforge runs from a web browser, which means there’s no software to install - ever. Drag and drop your designs right onto your material. Upgrades are instant and seamless.

Automatic Setup

Automatic Setup

Whether you use a thick natural leather or beautiful maple, Proofgrade™ brand materials are automatically recognized by your device. Material settings are instantly configured so you can focus on what matters: your project.

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Compact Filter Upgrade

The unique Compact Filter eliminates the need for outside ventilation. It sits on the ground near your Glowforge and cleans the air coming out of your Glowforge, allowing you to operate it anywhere in your home, school, or office! Alternately, you can use your Glowforge near a window with the included duct.

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Find your Glowforge

Glowforge Pro

Unlimited printing power with endless possibilities.

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Glowforge Pro

Unlimited printing power with endless possibilities.

The Glowforge Pro is the ultimate option for home, business, or school. It prints truly enormous objects like furniture with the exclusive Pro Passthrough, allowing you to use infinitely long materials. Upgraded solid-state cooling allows nonstop printing all day long. The powerful 45 watt laser cuts up to 20% faster, and the top engraving speed is up to three times as fast as the Glowforge Basic. Class 4 laser product; place near a window for ventilation.

$5,995

Glowforge Plus

The premium printing experience.

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Glowforge Plus

The premium printing experience.

The Glowforge Plus has the power to bring your vision to life at the speed of light. The Plus offers upgraded components and a top engraving speed that’s up to twice as fast as the Glowforge Basic. A double warranty offers yearlong peace of mind. Class 1 laser product; place near a window for ventilation.

$3,995

Glowforge Basic

An introduction to the power and simplicity of Glowforge.

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Glowforge Basic

An introduction to the power and simplicity of Glowforge.

The Glowforge Basic creates beautiful prints on dozens of materials right at home. Like all Glowforge printers, the Glowforge Basic uses onboard cameras and a powerful laser to make it easy to create beautiful products at home. You'll be showing off your first print in under 30 minutes. Class 1 laser product; place near a window for ventilation.

$2,495

Which model is right for you?

Which model is right for you?

Pro PlusBasic
Comprehensive warranty 12 mo12 mo6 mo
Laser tube power45W40W40W
Upgraded hardware for improved speed
Enhanced top speed3x2x1x
Faster cut speed120%100%100%
Enhanced cooling for all-day use
Giant-size prints with Passthrough Slot
Price$5,995$3,995$2,495

FAQs

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 more 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?

  • The Glowforge Basic is our introductory model, perfect for moderate home use.
  • The Glowforge Plus is a great solution for people who want to print frequently and quickly.
  • The Glowforge Pro is our most powerful and capable model, ideal for a small business, or when more than one person will be using it.

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.

Specs Diagram

Specs Summary


Material Capability

  • 19.5” by 11” (Glowforge Basic and Plus)
  • 19.5” by ∞ (Glowforge Pro)
  • Maximum material height: 2″ (50mm)

Software

  • Drag-and-drop with live camera preview
  • Works with Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, and more
  • JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and more

Hardware

  • Dual cameras: wide angle & macro
  • Custom 40W (Basic) / 40W (Plus) / 45W (Pro) laser
  • Precise to 1/1000th of an inch
  • Full autofocus
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Compact Filter

Compact Filter

Lasers like your Glowforge require ventilation. All Glowforge printers come with 4" (10 cm) diameter hose which allows you to ventilate to the outdoors, for example through a window or dryer vent.

Our Compact Filter upgrade eliminates the need for outside ventilation. It sits on the ground near your Glowforge and cleans the air coming out of your Glowforge, allowing you to operate it anywhere in your home, school, or office! Currently available for US customers.

$995