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

Find your Glowforge

Glowforge Pro

Unlimited printing power with endless possibilities.


Glowforge Pro

Unlimited printing power with endless possibilities.

The Glowforge Pro 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. It offers all the capabilities of the Plus and Basic, and a double warranty. Class 4 laser product; place near a window for ventilation.


Glowforge Plus

The premium printing experience.


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 more powerful laser to print up to 20% faster than the Basic. A double warranty offers yearlong peace of mind. Class 1 laser product; place near a window for ventilation.


Glowforge Basic

An introduction to the power and simplicity of Glowforge.


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.


What model is right for you?

What model is right for you?

Pro PlusBasic
Comprehensive warranty 12 mo12 mo6 mo
Laser tube power45W45W40W
Upgraded hardware for improved speed
Accelerated cutting speedsup to 20% fasterup to 20% faster
Enhanced cooling for all-day use
Giant-size prints with Passthrough Slot
Specs Diagram

Specs Summary

Material Capability

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


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


  • Dual cameras: wide angle & macro
  • Custom 40W (Basic) / 45W (Plus) / 45W (Pro) laser
  • Precise to 1/1000th of an inch
  • Full autofocus
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Plus, you'll receive everything you need to make your first print in minutes.

  • Your Glowforge Pro, Plus, or Basic 3D Laser Printer
  • The Glowforge laser head with macro camera and autofocus
  • Power cord
  • Magnetic lens replacement tool
  • Steel crumb tray
  • Exhaust hose
  • Ring clamps for hose connection
  • Pro Shields (Pro only)

To ensure you can start printing immediately with your Glowforge, we'll include a starter pack of our coveted Proofgrade™ materials. It will include $75 worth of products such as:

  • Draftboard
  • Plywood
  • Hardwood
  • Acrylic
  • Leather

These materials are sourced, encoded, and lab-tested for perfect printing every time and are specially formulated for the Glowforge 3D laser printer.

Air Filter December 2019

Pro Airfilter - faded

Air Filter December 2019

Lasers - including Glowforge - require ventilation. All Glowforge printers come with 4” diameter (10.2cm) hose which allows you to ventilate to the outdoors, for example through a window or dryer vent.

Our Air Filter is an upgrade to eliminate the need for outside ventilation. This sits directly under Glowforge and ventilates using fine particulate filters and charcoal - allowing you to operate your Glowforge from anywhere!